Jared Brumbaugh joined the PRE staff in May of 2006. A New Bern native, he's currently a full time reporter and producer for Down East Journal. His news spots and feature stories can also be heard during Morning Edition. Jared is the recipient of five North Carolina Associated Press Awards for "Best Feature," "General News," "Best Health Report," "Best Weather Report," and "Best Consumer Report." When not at the station, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and paddle boarding.