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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BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Hospitals around the country and here in Maryland are on the lookout for cases of salmonella poisoning after federal health workers report an outbreak of the disease linked to cucumbers. WJZ’s Gigi Barnett has […]
A three-hour, non-stop flight from Cuba ended at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport for a team of Anne Arundel County delegates. The group traveled to the Caribbean nation this weekend to begin building new economic opportunities in Cuba.
The search is still on for the shooter who opened fire on a busy shopping center. The gunfire sent customers and business owners scrambling to take cover.
Yellow alert. It’s the state’s newest weapon to find drivers involved in deadly hit-and-run accidents.
Weeks after a training mishap, the Montgomery County police department forced one of their K9s into early retirement—but the officer who handled the dog wants it back.
Chairs and blankets covered the lawn at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore as hundreds of parishioners got a chance to enjoy Pope Francis’ last mass on his U.S. tour.
A weekend rally designed to get the attention of Baltimore school leaders is one way parents and teachers are trying to block deep budget cuts to the city’s charter schools. The proposal, which could save the district millions, is on hold.
As Pope Francis makes his way to the third stop on his U.S. tour, a bus load of Baltimore-area students are headed to Philadelphia to greet the pontiff.
A pharmaceutical company is under fire after it spiked the price of drugs by more than 5,000 percent. Now it says it will lower prices.
A plan to cut funding to several city charter schools is on hold tonight after the current and a former Baltimore mayor steps in.
A new report from Baltimore’s Department of Transportation recommends ways to reduce bumper-to-bumper traffic and grow the city’s water ferry. The Inner Harbor Connector could one day include parking for passengers.
Some Baltimore City students were treated to a visit that’s out of this world today. Astronaut Terry Virts met up with the children at the Maryland Science Center to show them what life is like on the International Space Station.