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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Debate Over Possible Light Rail Red Line Continues

A long-planned light rail line hangs in the balance. For years, lawmakers, businesses and homeowners have pleaded with the state to build the Red Line, but the multi-billion dollar project still has some opponents.

05/10/2015

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Family Asks For Fatal Hit-And-Run Witnesses To Come Forward

City detectives are looking for leads in a hit-and-run case that could bring some closure for one family. Police say a dirt bike rider struck the victim, a young mother.

05/09/2015

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Punishment For City Students Caught Rioting May Be On Hold

Several groups of children’s rights advocates are banding together, asking school leaders to put the punishment on hold.

05/08/2015

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Federal Leaders, Students Discuss What Needs To Be Done To Heal Baltimore

One week after students return to class following riots in West Baltimore, members of President Obama’s cabinet visit Frederick Douglass High School.

05/06/2015

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Cleanup Efforts Continue After Monday’s Riot

Several cleanup efforts are still going on after this week’s riot on Monday. One group saw its volunteer list morph from a handful of people to hundreds looking to give back to the city.

05/02/2015

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Matthew Henson Elementary Students Compose Freddie Gray Song

One Baltimore elementary school is using the lyrics of an original song to bring healing to the city.

05/01/2015

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Governor Hogan Calls For Help, Ravens Answer

Current and former Ravens players were out in the community Thursday supporting the city.

04/30/2015

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Baltimore City Schools Reopened Wednesday

Violence and looting forced city school leaders to shut down classes and lock doors. On Wednesday, the district welcomed student back to class.

04/29/2015

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Towson Holds Campus-Wide Cleanup

Campus-wide college cleanup. Thousands of Towson University students participated in their school’s largest community service project this weekend.

04/25/2015

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‘Healthy Kids Day’ Kicks Off At YMCAs Nationwide

Thousands of YMCAs across the country are opening their doors and kicking off an important event this weekend.

04/24/2015

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Man, Woman Killed In Canton Shooting

City police are investigating a double shooting in Canton on Thursday afternoon.

04/23/2015

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Morgan State University Goes Smoke-Free

One Maryland university is stamping out smoking on its campus. Morgan State University says its new policy covers all tobacco products—even for visitors.

04/19/2015

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