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Interview: Anne Marie Cornelison on the importance of early childhood education

Tennessee advocates for early childhood education and child nutrition are headed to Washington, D.C., to ask federal lawmakers for more funding, both here in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with one of those advocates, Ann Marie Cornelison, a preschool teacher from Kingsport who is also the Save the Children Action Network’s legislative lead for Tennessee’s 1st District.

Chrissy served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.