Brett Kast Biography
Brett Kast is an American journalist who joined the WXYZ Channel 7 Action News team as a general assignment reporter in September 2020. Brett is excited to be back in metro Detroit.
He previously worked for FOX 59 news . Brett has a passion for broadcast news and loves to tell heartwarming stories that make an impression on the lives of others.
Moreover, his first experience with local news was in 2005. When a Detroit station ran a story on his younger sister battling brain cancer.
Brett had started a bracelet fundraiser in her honor. Soon after the story aired, orders for the bracelets came pouring in. Because of that story, the Jenna Kast Believe in Miracles Foundation (believeinmiracles.org) was born. The foundation has grown tremendously in the past decade. Thus granting wishes to Michigan children facing life-threatening illnesses. This experience encouraged Brett to pursue broadcast news.
Brett’s age information will be updated soon.
Kast made his way to East Lansing, earning a degree in Journalism from Michigan State University.
Brett Kast Reporter
Kast developed weekly news packages for various stories in the community for on-air broadcasts. He anchored newscasts as both main anchor and sports anchor. Furthermore, he hosted shows Beyond the Badge involving public service stories. Additionally, he also filmed, wrote, and edited VO/SOTS for numerous shows.
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Brett Sports Intern
He worked as an intern in WDIV. Brett assembled rundowns for the sports block of the evening newscasts using iNews. Brett created VO’s and SOTS for on-air broadcasts using Aurora editing software.
In addition, Brett anchored and produced practice sportscasts for a personal demo reel. Besides, he interviewed professional athletes before and after games.
Brett Kast Intern
Kast was an Intern with the closing team at Quicken Loans. He called clients who were refinancing their homes and went over their final numbers. Similarly, along with scheduling a time and place to meet the notary to sign the documents. Likewise, he also worked with a group and created an internal website for the closing department.
Along with her work in the closing department, she helped film and edit videos for our monthly update show called “Zupdate!” which would stream to all the employees on our network.
Brett Kast Middle East
Article by Brett Kast;
It’s hard to find another sporting event so rooted in American tradition as the Indianapolis 500. It’s a tradition that wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for those who protect it.
“I just wanted to be of service, service to my country,” said Kenneth Fodrie, a Medical Readiness NCO for the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard.
Fodrie is a Hoosier, born and raised. He enlisted in the Indiana National Guard right after high school at the age of 17. Now more than 20 years later, he’s a married father of two boys getting ready for his third deployment to the Middle East.
“You don’t want to leave behind what you are leaving behind, but you’re making the world a better place for your family,” Fodrie said. “You just hold on to that.”
Fodrie is just one of roughly 600 men and women from the Indiana National Guard that are packing their bags, leaving home for about nine months.
”It’s going to be hard, especially because I was just gone for six months, said Kaitlynn Schlitt, a fueler with the 38th Infantry who just finished her training in October. “To turn around and go back for another long time… it’s going to be hard for them (family).”
Before these soldiers leave, they’ll be making a stop on the infield at the Indy 500. Hence, for the first time in the race’s history, a departure ceremony will be held in front of the entire crowd.
Brett Kast Military
Article by Brett Kast;
As an instructor at My Computer Career, Anthony Queen teaches hundreds of people the ins and outs of IT, and about a quarter of his students are veterans.
“I decided to become an artillery fire finder radar operator,” said Army veteran Robert Felvus.
Felvus spent a year in Afghanistan. While there, he struggled with his mental health, and when he returned, he was lost.
“After leaving the military I had lost my identity,” Felvus said. “I didn’t feel like I was anybody or anybody important.”
The VA suggested he check out a program at MyComputerCareer, where many veterans found success–including Queen himself.
“You feel kinda lost, like a goldfish in the ocean,” Queen said of his immediate transition from military service.
After spending five years in the Marine Corps, Queen’s move to civilian life was difficult. Therefore, he went from a strict, detail-oriented lifestyle to having to fend for himself without any certifications.