Gastonia product Brett Jensen joins the WFNZ family after having spent the previous 15 years as a newspaper reporter and college beat writer for various media outlets. He’s covered just about every major sporting event there is to do and has interviewed countless athletes and coaches to gain their insight. He has covered and attended more than 300 football games, 700 baseball games and over a 1,000 basketball games during his career.
His first full-time job was as a high school sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer. A few years later in 1998, Brett became the lead reporter at the Hickory Daily Record, where he won awards for uncovering a major scandal involving the women’s basketball team at Lenoir-Rhyne, and was the beat writer of the Class-A Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team.
In 2000, Brett accepted a job with the Anderson Independent-Mail, where he was the University of Georgia and South Carolina beat writer for more than three years. While there, some of the events he covered for the Scripps-Howard News Service included the Final Four, The Masters, Atlanta Braves spring training, the PGA Championship, and NIT Finals.
Brett then took a job covering the Clemson Tigers on a full-time basis in 2004 for CUTigers.com, which is owned by FoxSports.com. He stayed there until moving to Athens, Ga., to cover the Georgia Bulldogs for an ESPN affiliate website. Brett also was the lead college writer for the first five years of the Southern Sports Journal magazine.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement in principle to hire Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford as head coach. According to the report, it is a three-year deal with a fourth year for an option.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 5-20-13: Charles Barkley joins Brett Jensen and Mike Gminski to discuss what’s going on with the Bobcats, who they should hire as coach and what he thinks about Kemba Walker.
When the free agency frenzy this offseason started for the NFL, I kept being told Panthers linebacker Jon Beason, who is making a ridiculous $10 million a year had zero incentive to restructure his deal. I couldn’t have disagreed more and all my arguments as to why are coming to fruition with all his teammates, yet Beason hasn’t and/or won’t.
A recent analysis was done with the quarterbacks of the NFL where the statistical quotient of three separate places quarterback rankings were averaged out to see where each signal caller ranks. Cam Newton’s ranking wasn’t bad or good.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 1 4-15-13: Brett Jensen brings in Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle to discuss all the happenings of this year’s Masters.
This year’s ACC Tournament marks the 11th time I’ve been to this spectacle. I’ve covered four SEC Tournaments, a Southern Conference Tournament and two Division II conference tournaments. I’ve even done around a dozen NCAA [...]
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 3-6-13: Brett Jensen and co-host Ryan McGee of ESPN reveal how much money each university says it spends on recruiting.
When Mike Dunlap was hired as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats last year, the first reaction from everybody, including basketball experts, “Who?” Now, many of those same experts are wondering if he’ll be fired at the end of the year.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen 2-28-13: Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal spends a few minutes with Brett Jensen to discuss Charlotte’s chances of hosting the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, the Olympics in 2024, a soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Bank of America Stadium, and where the stadium’s renovations stand.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2, 2-27-13: Brett Jensen and co-host Joe Person, Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, discuss the future of the Panthers and who is likely to be cut within the next two weeks to make room for the salary cap.