Originally from Rochester, radio has brought Bret back to picturesque upstate New York. He's reported for NPR, WYPR News and WYPR's The Signal. Past production work was with WNYC’s On the Media, The Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck. He won a First Place Associated Press Association award in the Best Use of Sound category for upstate New York stations for his story on hospitality students in the Southern Tier. That story also received a PRNDI award. He also received an AP Special Mention as part of the team that produced WSKG's series The First Five.