Brandon is WUOT’s news director. In that role, he oversees the station's daily news operations and special projects. He also hosts Dialogue and produces the biweekly series HealthConnections. For nine years (2010-2019) he was WUOT's local All Things Considered host. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted Morning Edition on Alabama Public Radio. For two years before that he served as an APR bureau correspondent and Morning Edition anchor at WLJS-FM in Jacksonville, Ala.
Brandon's work has been heard nationally on the flagship NPR newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the network's newscast service. He has contributed to NPR's midday newsmagazine, Here and Now, and his work has aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting'sInside Appalachia.
Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Jacksonville State University, and holds a B.A. in communications. He is a native of St. Clair County, Alabama. He and his husband live in Knoxville.
After a deep drought and weeks of no rain, fires roared into the Tennessee cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Monday night. Scores of buildings and homes were destroyed in an area known as the entry to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
At the University of Tennessee Tuesday, 16 of the university's head coaches held a rare joint press conference. They defended the university in the wake of a federal sexual assault lawsuit.