Bret Beherns joined WCIA in August of 2013 as a sports reporter, was named weekend sports anchor in April of 2015 and promoted to sports director in December 2015. Bret is a Central Illinois native, graduating from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 2005. He went to Parkland College and later earned his degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Bret got his first job in the business at WSIL – TV in Carterville, Illinois in 2010. He worked there for three and a half years before moving back home to work for the station he grew up watching.
A near death accident in 2006 nearly cost Bret his life. After spending 13 days in a coma and 56 nights in the hospital, he started a new life with an amputated leg, but it’s not slowing him down. Bret is making the most of his opportunity to raise a family and do the job he loves, all while thanking God every step of the way.
Bret lives in Mahomet with his beautiful wife Jenna and three children.