On the heels of its 100th Anniversary on April 10, 2022, News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT has committed to remaining the news and information leader in Charlotte into its second century of broadcasting.
Veteran news reporter and host, Mark Garrison, has been promoted to News Director, and Senior Reporter Brett Jensen will be the host of a weeknight talk show in addition to his reporting responsibilities. Both have been signed to multi-year agreements. The station will also soon be adding a News Producer to its team. In the past two years, WBT has added veteran Anchors Anna Erickson, Mark Mueller, and Tony Marino to work alongside Garrison, Jensen, Reporter Joe Gillespie, Traffic Reporters Pam Warner and Boomer Von Cannon, Sports Reporters Jim Szoke and Sharon Thorsland, and Anchors Jeff Atkinson and Mike Dohn.
Long a leader in the Charlotte News community on both radio and television, Garrison has demonstrated his commitment to objectivity and journalistic integrity for decades. Mark will continue to host Charlotte at Six each weeknight, delivering his signature storytelling while supervising the day-to-day operations of the WBT Newsroom, working to solidify and grow the WBT News brand.
In under four years at WBT, “Breaking Brett Jensen” has become synonymous with breaking news coverage, delivering exclusive content for the Charlotte community like no other. In addition to his reporting duties, Jensen will host “Breaking with Brett Jensen” each weeknight from 7 – 8 PM, where he will dive deeper into the stories that he has reported and take calls from listeners to answer their questions as the station expands its live and local lineup from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
“Mark and Brett are among the elite News professionals in the country, period,” said Regional Vice President and Market Manager, Marsha Landess. “We are thrilled that their new appointments will strengthen the best News department in Charlotte.”
Garrison, who began his radio career at age 13, said, “I love coming to work at WBT every day, working with such great broadcasters. It’s an honor to be named News Director. We are committed to doing the absolute best for our listeners.”
“I’m excited for this new opportunity to connect with WBT’s listeners,” said Jensen. He added, “The new show won’t take away from my reporting duties but, instead, will allow me deliver more information than ever before. I’d like to thank Marsha Landess and (Program Director) Mike Schaefer for this new adventure in my career.”
Garrison has already assumed the responsibilities of News Director, and “Breaking with Brett Jensen” will debut on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 PM.