Bree Sison is a multi-talented storyteller with in-depth knowledge of politics, sports & mental health topics. Currently based in New England, her professional background is in broadcast journalism. An excellent writer, her range of skills also includes brand execution, project management, strategic & critical thinking.
While earning a Masters Degree in Political Management from George Washington University, Bree devised a program for incentivizing Massachusetts government agencies to make pubic information more accessible & to respond more efficiently to FOIA requests. As a reporter for WBZ-TV in Boston, Bree dug into the myriad of issues surrounding mental health, developing an award winning series called “Matters of the Mind.” Bree self-produced the pieces, researching several facets of the problem locally & making many deep connections with experts, advocacy groups & patients.
An avid sports fan, Bree’s fun & light-hearted demeanor helped earn her a New England EMMY Nomination for stories about the Red Sox World Series win in 2013. Additionally, she served as an integral part of a news team that earned a National EMMY for breaking news, Alfred I. DuPont Award & a Peabody Award in 2014.
Growing up in Chesapeake, Virginia, Bree always thought she wanted to be a corporate attorney. That is, until a journalism teacher let her in on a secret: being a lawyer isn't as exciting as sitcoms make it sound. By age 15, Bree was taking television production classes for half the school day. She was immediately hooked on the energy of a news studio. Bree began interning at the local cable station as a junior in high school. She followed her passion to Virginia Commonwealth University on an academic scholarship.
While in the state capital of Richmond, Bree fell in love with politics. She interned for then Lt. Governor Tim Kaine as he campaigned for the Virginia Governor's office. This valuable experience helped to shape Bree's acute understanding of how various levels of government work and the intensity of political campaigns. Her work has allowed Bree to meet, interview, and cover events for many high profile politicians including: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Senators Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, Ed Markey, Mel Martinez, Bill Nelson, Governors Deval Patrick, Charlie Baker, Jeb Bush, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, & numerous representatives to Congress.
Working full time through college prepared Bree well for the multi-tasking she was about to do in the world of TV news. Bree moved to Panama City, Florida, in 2006 to work as a one-man-band at the ABC affiliate, WMBB. Her three years in a small market taught her how to survive on noodles. She also developed a range of skills that put her well ahead of other journalists. Not only can Bree write, shoot and edit her own stories, but she's also an excellent investigative beat reporter, a creative producer, a competent anchor, and a skilled web journalist. For her versatility, the Florida Associated Press recognized her in 2008 for Individual Achievement.
Bree moved further down the Gulf Coast in 2009 when she was offered a job as a morning anchor in Pensacola, Florida. Bree was the youngest full-time anchor on staff at WEAR ABC 3. In that position, Bree had the opportunity to cover the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010 from the ground and from the air. Field anchoring live for nearly two months straight, she kept viewers up to date on where the oil was and what the Coast Guard and BP were doing to protect the beach.
In 2012, Bree began as a General Assignment Reporter at WBZ, the CBS owned station in Boston. There, the news cycle never stopped. Bree hit the ground running, doing network hits & filing reports for radio stations across the country. In her four years at WBZ-TV, Bree covered the Sandy Hook tragedy, the Boston Marathon bombings, manhunt & recovery, the case against Aaron Hernandez, a Red Sox World Series win, a Patriots Super Bowl win, Deflategate, a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak, & at least 75 snow storms too many. In 2014, Bree was promoted to a news reader position on the station’s morning show, affording her the opportunity to help produce the show, choose content, & enterprise stories that had a lasting impact on viewers.
Bree married her high school sweetheart who is now a Special Forces soldier in the Massachusetts National Guard. She is the daughter of a retired firefighter & a commercial fisherman. Her sister, & best friend, proves every day that adults with Aspergers can live successful, productive lives. Bree is involved in a number of charitable organizations that support military members, first responders, survivors of abuse, & animals.
Awards & Recognition
- 2016, New England EMMY Nomination for Health & Science Specialty Report
- 2016, Partner in Caring Award, South Shore Mental Health
- 2015, Media Award, Massachusetts Provider’s Council
- 2014, New England EMMY Nomination for Sports Reporter
- 2014, Alfred I. DuPont Award
- 2014, Peabody Award
- 2014, National EMMY Award for Breaking News Team Coverage
- 2008, Florida Associated Press Award for Individual Achievement
- Miss Panhandle USA 2008, Miss Jacksonville Beach USA 2009