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. His 2016 story on insurance coverage for addiction treatment won a First Place AP Association award for Enterprise Reporting, as did his collaboration with Crystal Sarakas on the show The Rush: Digging Into Addiction. He won a First Place AP Association award for Best Use of Sound among upstate NY stations for his 2015 story on hospitality students in the Southern Tier. That story also received a PRNDI award.