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Chrissy Keuper

News Director, Host, Producer

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director, as well as 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 about East Tennessee military veterans. Bu her heart never left WUOT. She returned in July 2019 as the station's local host for All Things Considered.

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.

  • In 2018, playwright and songwriter Candace Corrigan was asked to write a musical about Tennessee’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially guaranteeing the right to vote for women. The musical, A Vote of Her Own, makes its debut this weekend at Knoxville’s historic Bijou Theatre. Corrigan spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about the musical.
  • Dr. Carole Myers of the UT College of Nursing speaks with Dr. David Bassett, UT Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, about his studies of physical activity and energy expenditure, especially the impact of walking on body weight, blood pressure, blood lipids, and other cardiovascular risk factors, and about how many steps are enough for good health.
  • COVID-19 and monkeypox are keeping viruses and our knowledge about them at the forefront of our lives and the news. On August's Dialogue, we’ll look at the current landscape of another virus we’ve been talking about since the 1970s: the HIV virus. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper, Dr. Carole Myers, and a panel of guests discussed the current state of HIV/AIDS in Knox County and the U.S.
  • The people of Appalachia have endured many challenges over the centuries, but a continuing lack of access to healthcare is one of the most persistent. Dr. Randy Wykoff is Dean of the College of Public Health at East Tennessee State University, new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Appalachian Health, and co-editor of the recent book Appalachian Health: Culture, Challenges, and Capacity. WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper spoke with Dr. Wykoff about the book and what he thinks are its most important messages.
  • Dr. Carole Myers of the UT College of Nursing speaks with Robin Cogan, a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN) currently in her 21st year as a New Jersey school nurse in the Camden City School District, and Allyson Neal, Assistant Dean in the UT College of Nursing and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who specializes in child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
  • Dr. Carole Myers of the UT College of Nursing speaks with Bruce Marshall of Contact Care Line about a new dedicated hotline, 988, that will launch nationwide on July 16, 2022 to link callers to experts in suicide prevention and mental health.
  • Knoxville, like many other cities, is exploring new ways to reduce and address violence. WUOT's Chrissy Keuper hosts July's Dialogue with guests LaKenya Middlebrook, the City of Knoxville’s first Director of Community Safety; activist Denzel Grant of Men on a Mission and the Turn Up Knox program; J.D. Jackson of SEEED; and new Knoxville Police Chief Paul Noel.
  • The Urban Word NYC organization started the National Youth Poet Laureate program in 2016. Earlier this year, the City of Knoxville announced its first Youth Poet Laureate in that program: Melody Dalili is a rising senior at Farragut High School and has been writing poetry since the third grade. Dalili and the City’s current Poet Laureate, Rhea Carmon spoke with WUOT's Chrissy Keuper.
  • Housing is one of the best-researched social drivers of health and select housing interventions have been shown to improve health outcomes and decrease health care costs, particularly for people with low-incomes. Becky Wade, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development for the City of Knoxville, joins Dr. Carole Myers of the UT College of Nursing.
  • Those living near and visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can see and experience the pressures of development on the natural world and in the interaction of humans and wildlife. The same is true near the national parks and protected areas of Nepal, in what are called buffer zones. Neelam Poudyal of the University of Tennessee Institute for Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries is a native of Nepal and will research the outcomes of a revenue-sharing program in these buffer zones. He spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper.