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.

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.

The last year has been tough, to say the least, and the new year could present a whole new set of problems: An eviction moratorium is due to expire at the end of December, many Tennesseans remain unemployed or underemployed, and many faced food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic even began. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper and guests discussed what people are facing and where they can turn for help.


While election results may be uncertain for some, one fact cannot be disputed: More Tennesseans voted in the November 2020 election than ever before. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Kathryn King, Communications Director for the League of Women Voters in Knoxville/Knox County.

Like many other events this year, the University of Tennessee’s Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies will be virtual. Normally, it wouldn’t present much of a challenge for the speaker, but Shahzia Sikander is a visual artist. Sikander uses Islamic and Indo-Persian art traditions like miniature painting, mosaic, and sculpture to explore modern themes and fluid identities and cultures. She spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper.


Tennessee voters can drop off completed absentee ballots until 3 p.m. Election Day afternoon (5 p.m. in Davidson County) at one post office location in every county. Tennessee does not allow conventional drop boxes for absentee voting. County election officials will pick up the ballots after 3 p.m. on Election Day.

Voting advocates in a partnership of the Equity Alliance and the Black Voters Matter Fund have been touring Tennessee’s communities of color in advance of Election Day. Timothy Hughes is the Tennessee statewide coordinator for the Black Voters Matter Fund. He spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about how the group gets out the vote.

The newest faculty member of the University of Tennessee’s Religious Studies department is teaching remotely from Baltimore. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper caught up with Larry Perry to talk about African American religious thought and the impact of religion on the Black Lives Matter Movement.