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Gigi Barnett

Gigi Barnett Bio 175x131 LGigi Barnett anchors the Weekend Morning Edition with Meteorologist Tim Williams. She joined WJZ Eyewitness News in October 2002.

Gigi began her reporting career at The Miami Herald, but after a few years working primarily in newspaper and public television, she decided to pursue a career in TV news. Gigi began her television training at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. While there, she covered the nation’s capital for the Medill News Service. She also worked in general assignment and health news for TV3 News in Dublin, where she gained the distinction of being the first black journalist to report for a commercial television station in Ireland.

After graduation, Gigi moved to Mobile, Ala. where she covered the education beat at WPMI-TV. In Mobile she also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of South Alabama. Since her arrival in Baltimore, she has worked as a fill-in announcer on The Donnie Simpson Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. and as a professor at Morgan State University.

Gigi has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Clark Atlanta University, as well as an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism, where she was the first Hope Bartlett Scholar. A graduate of the Poynter Institute, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. When she’s not in front of the camera, Gigi loves to read, travel and sew.

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Carnival Upgrades Ship, Plans More Trips

More choices to cruise. That’s what Carnival says customers will have now that the cruise line is adding more trips to its lineup—but only after a multi-million dollar upgrade to the ship that services Baltimore.

08/31/2014

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Maryland Gets Its First-Ever Salt Cave

A centuries-old healing practice comes to Maryland. Imagine sitting in a cave filled with pink Himalayan salt rocks to ease illnesses like asthma and allergies.

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Vigil Held For Missing Elkton Teens Nearly 2 Weeks After Disappearance

Police in Elkton are still searching for leads in the disappearance of two teens. The days are passing by.

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Other Big Events Replacing Roar Of The Grand Prix This Weekend

The roar of race cars zooming down Baltimore streets will disappear this Labor Day weekend. Grand Prix cars will not be a highlight for fans during the holiday.

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Memorial Fund Honors Columbia Mall Shooting Victim

Always remembered. One of the victims of the Columbia mall shooting gets a memorial fund in his name.

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Entrepreneur Helps Parents Get Ready For Back To School

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08/23/2014

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Maryland State Fair Is Officially Underway

Thrill seekers–listen up! The Maryland State Fair comes around only once a year, and Friday marks the first day.

08/22/2014

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Towson ‘COPs’ & Their Dogs Combat Crime

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08/17/2014

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Baltimore Churches Work To Make Back-To-School Shopping Easier

A handful of West Baltimore churches join forces to make back-to-school shopping a little easier for parents and students this weekend.

08/16/2014

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Baltimore Co. Superintendent Focuses On Diversity In New School Year Address

The look of Baltimore County schools is rapidly changing. The district now has more minority students than ever before.

08/15/2014

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Baltimore City Schools Scrambling To Fill Vacant Teaching Positions

Baltimore City school leaders are scrambling to close the gap and fill scores of vacant teaching positions. The start of school is less than two weeks away.

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Tax-Free Shopping Week Is Underway!

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