Will Davis

Producer & Editor

Will is the producer and editor of Tennessee Valley StoryCorps.

His responsibilities include developing podcasting projects for student and community involvement at WUTC.


Angela Reich and Dan Norton of Color Chattanooga Pink!
Will Davis / WUTC

Color Chattanooga Pink! takes place January 20-26, the week leading up to the Pink! gala that raises funds to support the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial. WUTC’s Will Davis talks to Dan Norton and Angela Reich about the week’s activities and goals.

Kevin Michael, Operations Superintendent at TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant
Will Davis / WUTC

In December, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck in East Tennessee. The earthquake’s epicenter was only a few miles from the Watts Bar Nuclear power plant in Spring City, one of the largest nuclear power stations in the US. Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates Watts Bar, said it was not damaged. Closer to home is Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy, and WUTC’s Will Davis went to the training center there and talked to two employees about what they saw and heard.

A chimpanzee named Loretta
Photo courtesy of Leslie Wade / Project Chimps

One hundred years of invasive experiments on chimpanzees used in biomedical research came to an end in 2015 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service designated captive chimps as endangered. But even though testing stopped, hundreds of chimps still live in labs because there’s no place for them to go. In this three-part story, WUTC's Will Davis takes us to Project Chimps, a sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains that’s making a home for chimpanzees retired from research.

National Drive Electric Week begins this Saturday and events celebrating plug-in vehicles are happening nationwide, including right here in Chattanooga. WUTC’s Will Davis is talking to James Dillard.

Two local organizations have come together to create a non-profit “special needs” trust to help people with disabilities at risk of losing their government benefits because they have excess resources. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to Theresa Whitton, Trust Officer for Southeastern Trust Company, and Anne Stone, president of Friends of Special Children.

There’s a new special exhibition at the Hunter Museum of American Art. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to the artist, Karen Lamonte, about her process.

The 6th annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk takes place May 12 at Enterprise South Nature Park. Proceeds of the event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Fund at CHI Memorial, which supports the awareness and prevention of melanoma cancer. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to two people about the event: melanoma survivor Eddie Grant and Dr. Deanna Brown.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's annual State of the City Address will happen Thursday, April 19 at 5:30 pm, and the public is invited. Berke speaks with WUTC about what's coming up.

The 4 Bridges Arts Festival is happening this weekend. It’s Chattanooga's popular visual and fine arts festival, and it brings together art lovers and buyers. WUTC’s Will Davis introduces us to two local artists participating in this year’s festival.

A new art exhibit at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga looks at how artists use modern tools to make work that comments on our relationship to technology. WUTC’s Will Davis talked to the show’s curator.