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Bret Jaspers

Bret Jaspers


Bret Jaspers is politics reporter for KERA.

His stories have aired nationally on the BBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and Here & Now, and APM’s Marketplace.

Prior to KERA, Bret reported on politics and the Colorado River basin for KJZZ in Phoenix, and before that was managing editor at WSKG in upstate New York. He got his start in radio as an intern and temp producer at WNYC.

Awards include three 2020 Regional Murrow Awards for reporting at KJZZ, one for Hard News, and two as part of KJZZ’s series Tracing the Migrant Journey. That series also won a 2020 Kaleidoscope Award, given for excellence in covering an issue of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender.

Bret is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors.