Gigi Barnett

Anchor and Reporter

gigi@gigibarnett.com


Experience

Anchor/Medical Reporter, KXAN-TV/Austin, TX 

Solo anchors two-hour weekend morning show, KXAN News Today. Reports general assignment and Medical beat during weekday evening shows. Previously, was the live reporter during four-hour weekday morning show. Proudly represents the station at numerous community events.

Anchor/Reporter/Host, WJZ-TV/Baltimore, MD 

Anchored weekend morning show and weekly public affairs show “On Time.” Also responsible for gathering and writing hard-hitting news and “personality-driven” feature stories. Adept and comfortable with live daily reporting and impromptu interview segments; cultivates original sources and story ideas daily. 

Adjunct Professor, Morgan State Univ./Baltimore, MD

Taught advanced broadcast reporting, radio announcing and writing courses to undergraduate students.

Morning Anchor, WPGC-FM/Washington, D.C.

Produced and solo anchored radio newscast, including weather and sports, on top-rated “Donnie Simpson Morning Show.”

Anchor/Education Reporter, WPMI-TV/Mobile, AL

Noon show anchor. Gathered and wrote news and Education stories. Responsible for daily story ideas, creative live shots and developing community contacts.

Reporter, TV3 News/Dublin, Ireland

Reported hard general news and medical stories for nightly health segment. Produced foreign news segment and original local stories. First African-American television reporter at a commercial TV news staion in Ireland.

Staff Reporter, Miami Herald/Miami, FL

Reported and wrote breaking news and feature stories in the Local and Neighbors sections. Developed community sources and in-depth story ideas. Responsible for producing at least two stories a day.


Education

MSJ, Broadcast: Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

BA, Journalism and Mass Communications: Clark Atlanta University

Graduate: Poynter Institute  

Education

Awards, Skills & Community Service

Hope Bartlett Fellow — Northwestern University

Proficient in — iNews, Aurora Browse, AVID NewsCutter, AP ENPS

Strong knowledge and savvy use of social media sites; including Twitter and Facebook.

Numerous community service accolades and volunteer positions with Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Women in Film and Video, adult literacy and school groups. Member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Zeta Phi Beta, Inc.