Bree consistently strived for excellence and accuracy. She stayed connected to what was important and relevant to the viewer/user. She was always tougher on herself than I could have ever been.
I loved working with Bree. She was always pleasant and on time, which matters when "on time" means a 3AM arrival. Mostly though, I loved working with her because she cared so much about news, which is the most a co-anchor could ask for.
Our era’s Cronkite; tremendous television journalist and writer. Unimaginable gift for connecting to viewers. Best communicator, better person and adored in several markets. Annually she would walk into the University of West Florida Fieldhouse to participate in National Disabilities Awareness Month festivities.
Bree digs into issues that are not always easy to understand or confront. She does it with deep curiosity and tremendous respect for the issue and the people embroiled in it.
I had the honor of hiring Bree right out of college because it was apparent she was serious about her craft. I knew that she would be in a small group of the hundreds I hired that would make a difference. She understood great journalism and the role it plays in our lives. She knew then, as she does now, why we hold the powerful (and ourselves) accountable, why we give voice to the voiceless, and why we personally and professionally adhere to the ethical standards we expect from those we cover. God is not finished with her yet. There is still much to do.
We’ve been lucky enough to work with Bree on several projects, and her enthusiasm is contagious. She’s one of the most humble, sincere and hard-working professionals in the industry.
Bree Sison played a huge role in inspiring me to become the journalist and reporter I am today. As an intern at WBZ-CBS Boston, I was new to the field and unsure if I even wanted to continue in broadcasting. Bree took me under her wing and showed me everything there was to know about being a reporter in the time we had together, from interviewing techniques and live shot presentation, to script writing and even the importance of getting a meal on the road throughout the day! Bree always amazes me at the passionate reports she creates and the stories she tells, and I will always look up to her for inspiration as I continue my career.
Working with Bree from WBZ-TV on both Pan-Mass Challenge coverage as well promotion and developing stories for the launch of The Resolution by PMC was wonderful. Bree truly helped convey the mission of the charity in a way that benefitted all involved.
Bree worked with me to produce two "Matters of the Mind" segments. For one story, she interviewed two individuals with chronic and recurring mental illness. She treated both with the utmost respect and compassion. She immediately put them at ease with her charm and professionalism. The day the story aired, we received numerous inquiries and positive comments from viewers. Her work immediately helped others in the community who needed our program. I have worked in the Boston area for over 30 years in management capacities in health care. During this time, I have worked with numerous print, TV and radio reporters. Bree Sison is, by far, one of my favorites. She is fair, passionate, professional and responsive. Most of all, she is a real person who does not present with airs, but wants to collaborate to get the job done right.
Bree brings a fresh and creative approach to reporting the news and does so with the highest standards of integrity, class and fairness.
Bree Sison is a dream to work with. She is receptive to story pitches, yet prompt, candid and courteous when letting you know a story isn't going to work out. Perhaps even more important, the sources I have connected Bree with tell me her friendly, casual but professional manner puts them at ease, making it seem as if they are talking to a friend. That is bound to result in better "sound" for a story, and definitely left my colleagues with a positive impression of the news media in general, and Bree in particular.
Bree is a newsroom leader who took the time to show me the ropes at my first station after graduation. Not only is she easy to work with but she truly lives and breathes journalism. One word of advice: if you talk to her about politics, make sure you know your stuff because she does!
Bree Sison is my lasting mentor who constantly inspires me with her work ethic, passion for journalism, and skill. Bree has the rare ability to find any story and turn it into a work of art that viewers connect with. It was through Bree that I found my calling for journalism, and she's mentored countless other reporters who still benefit from her advice and example.