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.


Science has always been Paula Apsell’s passion. And as the former Executive Producer of the science show Nova, she learned that telling the stories of scientists and their work changes the way that people think about the world.

Blount Mansion

The late summer and early autumn have traditionally been times of sickness and pestilence, even now. Local historian and author Laura Still specializes in Knoxville ghost stories and she calls this part of the year “The Days of Dread”. Still will lecture at Blount Mansion for a program called, “Days of Dread: Knoxville’s Historic Epidemics” and WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with her about how these epidemics affected Knoxville.

The Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies was launched in 2014 to bring top scholars in the field of Islamic Studies to the University of Tennessee and to develop greater understanding of Islam in East Tennessee.

Knox County’s first and, as yet, only elected public defender will be stepping down at the end of this month to return to private practice. Mark Stephens was elected in 1990 as District Public Defender for the 6th Judicial District and almost thirty years later, he has helped to transform indigent defense in Knox County and Tennessee.

Clarence Brown Theatre

The Clarence Brown Theatre is celebrating the world premiere of an original play commissioned by the CBT, called People Where They Are.

University of Tennessee

The City of Knoxville’s Community Development office is putting together its five-year development plan for the city and the Knoxville-Knox County Homeless Coalition is trying to determine how housing opportunities for the homeless will fit into that plan.

In the summer of 1919, what was already a tense and complex time in American history exploded into racial conflict nationwide and remains known as the Red Summer. The First World War had just ended, soldiers were returning home to an uncertain economy, and suspicion of “the other” and fear of the unknown ran rampant. The story of Knoxville’s own Red Summer is on stage at the Bijou Theatre in the Carpetbag Theatre’s production of the same name.

Image and Design by George Middlebrooks

On a special edition of Dialogue, we discuss the fate of Knoxville's country music scene in the 20th century. One old adage is that country music was born in Bristol, raised in Knoxville, and then it went somewhere else to evolve or die or sell out, depending on who's talking...

But how and why did such a vibrant and popular country music scene leave our city?

YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley has received new federal funding under the Victims of Crime Act that will help expand advocacy for victims of domestic violence, specifically in Anderson, Loudon, and Roane Counties. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Maggie McNally, YWCA’s Senior Director of Programs, about the grant. McNally says the YWCA already has some programs in these counties, but the grant money will allow for growth.

This year is the 60th anniversary of a dark event in the history of the Highlander Research and Education Center. The social justice and community action training school was founded in 1932 as Highlander Folk School and its first home was in the small community of Summerfield in the mountains of Grundy County, Tennessee. In the 1950s, the center was vilified in the press for supposedly creating racial conflict and was accused of being a communist training school.