Chrissy Keuper

All Things Considered Host/Reporter

Chrissy is WUOT's local All Things Considered host. Her first job with the station was as a weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. From 2004 to 2015, she served as the station's local host for Morning Edition. In that role, Chrissy won multiple awards for her reporting and interviewing, as well as hosting WUOT's monthly public affairs series Dialogue.

Chrissy took a break in the autumn of 2015 and wrote for Cityview magazine, writing about East Tennessee military veterans. But, she says, her heart never left WUOT. She returned in July 2019.

Keuper is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee. In her free time, she serves on the boards of the Marble City Opera and Discover Life in America, leads book discussions for Knox County Public Library's "All Over the Page" series, and enjoys the many offerings of a growing Knoxville, specifically the city's art galleries, restaurants and greenways.




Researchers with the University of Tennessee used widely available demographic and socio-economic data to predict cases of COVID-19 in US counties. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Anthropology professor Alex Bentley about the research, which could eventually be used to predict the instance of any infectious disease.


The Research:

What does religion have to do with International development? Katherine Marshall has studied this question for decades. She worked at the World Bank from 1971 to 2006 on development issues in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and the Middle East and led the agency’s faith and ethics initiative. She's now a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University and a professor of the practice of development, conflict, and religion in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Photo by Roxana Pop, The Chautauquan Daily

Dr. Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, is giving the 2021 Anjali Lecture in Hindu Studies (virtually) at the University of Tennessee. She spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about the beginnings of Hinduism in the United States. 

Theatre performances have moved to an online stage over the last year and the Tennessee Stage Company is embracing the challenge. Its annual New Play Festival is fully virtual this year. Associate Director Caitlin Corbitt and Literary Manager Harrison Young spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the evolution of theatre performed for a virtual audience.

You can register to see the New Play Festival performances here

Knoxville Poet Laureate Rhea Carmon spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper about becoming a poet and what brought her to Knoxville. 

You can meet Rhea online this weekend.

Info below: 

More about Rhea:

Knoxville Speaks

Rhea Carmon Poetry: Home

RheaSunshine on Facebook

Tennessee’s elderly residents have been among the first to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and many are already making big plans for the next year. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and guests from the state, the East Tennessee region, and Knox County looked back at how the pandemic has affected the lives of Tennessee seniors over the last year and what that could mean for the future, for all of us.


Photo by Chrissy Keuper


For the first time, the artworks of Knoxville brothers and painters Beauford and Joseph Delaney are being shown together. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper dropped by the University of Tennessee's Downtown Gallery to see “Beauford and Joseph Delaney: Lives in Art,” on view through February 27th.

Sam Swan has spent his life in broadcasting and journalism, including almost 36 years teaching in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee. An important facet of his teaching has taken place outside of the U.S., running workshops and classes in radio and television stations in more than 50 countries. Swan spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about his career and about a troubling trend he sees developing in some of these countries.






While drug and alcohol deaths are rising in Tennessee and throughout the nation, Steve Wildsmith says it’s important to remember that those rising numbers are not just a product of the pandemic. Wildsmith is with drug and alcohol treatment center Cornerstone of Recovery, Inc., and is also a freelance journalist and a recovering addict. He spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper.


Photo by Eduardo Montes Bradley

The oral history of any group of people is a rare and precious thing and for African Americans, it is often the only link to the past and the ancestors. In her book, The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, Bettye Kearse assumes her role as griotte and tells her family’s story. She spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about her research.