National Public Radio's Morning Edition is heard Monday through Friday on more than 600 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide.
Brenda Jorett is the local host and senior producer of MORNING EDITION. The newsmagazine combines a mix of news, analysis, interviews, commentaries, arts and features produced by NPR and 91FM.
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Rising before 3 a.m. each weekday, Brenda is responsible for writing and producing local newscasts and many interview segments heard by more than 250,000 people each week during Morning Edition, 6-10 a.m.
Her more than 28 years in radio and television broadcasting have brought her in touch with dozens of newsmakers throughout the Philadelphia region and beyond. Newsmakers for Brenda's Morning Edition interviews run the gamut from government and business leaders to authors as well as sports figures and experts in medicine and science.
Prior to joining WHYY in January 2001, Brenda was a general assignment reporter and news anchor for KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia for nearly 15 years. She has worked at KYW TV 3, WPVI Action News as well as radio stations in Reading, Wilmington, and Doylestown.
Brenda's expertise has focused on tourism, hospitality and travel-related news stories. She spent more than eight months covering the Republican National Convention held in Philadelphia in the summer of 2000. Her assignments have included covering a myriad of topics including criminal and civil trials; family and child care issues, the environment, health and quality of life issues.
Brenda has won professional honors from the Philadelphia Press Association, national and regional Associated Press, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and Women in Communications, Philadelphia chapter.
Brenda also has done voice-over work for documentaries and corporate clients for 15 years. Her voice has been heard on industrial productions for companies including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Smith-Kline Beecham, VWR Scientific, Bell Atlantic and Subaru as well as a public broadcasting documentary on Quakers founder, Rufus Jones (2002).
Her volunteer work has included co-hosting "On the King's Highway" a faith-based cable television program produced by Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Brenda has also served as a community representative on the Juvenile Conference Committee for Camden County, NJ and an advisory board member for Montgomery County Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Brenda has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University. She is married with one son and lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.