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Brett Jensen is the senior reporter with WBT, specializing in being the first to break news in important areas, such as politics, education, crime, and sports.

Brett has broken so many news stories that he’s referred to as Breaking Brett by politicians, community leaders and listeners of the station.

It seems only fitting since on his very first day on the job, he was assigned to go to Wilmington and cover the biggest hurricane to make landfall there in decades. And once there, he provided multiple exclusives that even national media outlets couldn’t garner.

Brett reported live from the riots/protests in uptown Charlotte in 2020, where he experienced the effects of tear gas and pepper spray firsthand.

Brett continues to get exclusive interviews and provides information nobody else has, which has helped WBT become a leader in news coverage.

Before Brett joined WBT in September of 2018, he spent his career working for very prominent and national media outlets as a sportswriter. Most recently, he was the beat writer covering the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets for

His first full-time reporting job was covering high schools and small colleges at the Charlotte Observer. He then went to the Hickory Daily Record, where he covered professional baseball, the ACC, Appalachian State and Lenoir-Rhyme College.

Brett then moved to covering athletics the University of Georgia, before being a sportswriter covering the University of South Carolina and Clemson for national outlets.

He moved back to Charlotte in 2009, and got his own sports talk radio show on WFNZ, where he became the first midday host to hit No. 1 in the ratings. He left sports radio in 2014, before joining

Brett is a huge animal lover and was named one of Charlotte’s Most Eligible Bachelors in 2016 by a local magazine, a fact that he continues to remind people of to this day.

Contact Brett Jensen at and follow him on Twitter at @Brett_Jensen.