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.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2, 2-26-13: Brett Jensen breaks down all 14 teams in the ACC on how their non-conference football schedule looks and which teams should be ashamed of themselves for scheduling ridiculous opponents.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour1, 2-26-13: Brett Jensen discusses how two separate occurrences with Texas A&M star and Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Manziel has put forth a way for schools cheat even more and in a big way. Sad thing is, each is approved by the NCAA.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 2-25-13: Brett Jensen and co-host Mike Gminski discuss what should Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried do with C.J. Leslie, while also talking about UNC’s surge and Miami’s first conference loss.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 1 2-25-13: Brett Jensen has the former president of Michigan International and Rockingham speedway, Gene Haskett, call in and discuss fan safety at race tracks and what, if anything, can be done to ensure an enjoyable experience. Later on in the hour, Brett and co-host Mike Gminski discuss what happened in the ACC over the weekend.
It’s long been the philosophy of management and ownership with the Carolina Panthers that the best way to build long-term success is to solely build their team through the NFL Draft. With only four winning seasons, that obviously hasn’t worked.
The UNC and Duke Men’s Basketball rivalry has been considered by sports fans & analysts as one of the biggest college AND sports rivalries of all time! Starting way back in 1920, the two teams have faced off against each other twice each year and in the ACC Tournament, where some games even determined the ACC Regular Season or Tournament champion.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 1-22-13: Brett Jensen is joined by current Panthers player J.J. Jansen and newly named Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner in studio to talk playoffs and the future of the Panthers.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 1 1-21-13: Brett Jensen welcomes Panthers player J.J. Jansen and favorite Brentson Buckner, who was just named as the defensive line coach for the Arizona Cardinals, into the studio as the three talk the new Panther hires and turmoils of the season.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 2 1-7-13: Brett Jensen and Joe Person, Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, look at numerous positions on the roster and what may happen to them going forward.
On The Beat With Brett Jensen Hour 1 1-7-13: Brett Jensen and Joe Person, Carolina Panthers beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, go behind the scenes on why Rivera stayed and what the situation is with the general manager.