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.

More Stories by Gigi Barnett

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Ringling Bros. To Retire Its Elephants, Ending A Tradition

One of the most popular acts of “The Greatest Show on Earth” is coming to an end. Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey says it’s time to retire their elephants.

03/06/2015

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Md. School Districts Running Out Of Snow Days Fast

Snow days are quickly running out for students across the state. Some districts are already planning to make up days at the end of the year.

03/05/2015

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BGE Has Programs To Help In Cold Weather

Record low temperatures this winter is forcing BGE to send customers a dire warning: don’t wait to settle your energy bill. The company says it has several programs to help keep your lights and heat on.

03/01/2015

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New Mannequin Helps First Responders Save Lives

A life-saving tool has a life of its own. Creators of the Trauma Hal mannequin unveiled it to first responders this weekend.

02/28/2015

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Broken Water Mains Hurting Some Md. Businesses’ Bottom Line

As WJZ has been telling you, day after the day, the city is getting hundreds of calls for broken water lines throughout the city. Crews can’t keep up with the number of breaks.

02/27/2015

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Port Of Baltimore Sets New Record

New record-setting numbers have been released by the Port of Baltimore. Last year, port workers handled more vehicles than any other US port of entry.

02/22/2015

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Md. Ends Week-Long Bridge Inspection Project

The state is wrapping up a week-long bridge inspection project after falling debris struck several cars. One of those drivers spoke with WJZ.

02/21/2015

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Keep Your Warm Style Hot In Record-Breaking Cold

Keeping warm and looking good. It’s a combination few people have mastered. So, how can you steal that style?

02/20/2015

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Baltimore’s School Budget Already $60M In The Red For Next Year

Growing concern among city school parents about their children’s education. The system discovers it’s $60 million in the hole.

02/19/2015

Vincent Hill was charged in soliciting sex from minor in Howard County. Credit: Howard County police.

Md. Man Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Minor On Kik App

A popular smart phone app among teens led Howard County police to an alleged sex offender, charged with soliciting a 12-year-old girl. Now police are sending parents a dire warning.

02/18/2015

Police investigate after police chase and shootout Saturday with teen suspect Jason C. Hendrix.

Suspect In Baltimore Police Chase Linked To Ky. Triple Homicide

Police have identified 16-year-old Jason Hendrix as the suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit through Baltimore County that led investigators to a triple homicide in Kentucky.

02/15/2015

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Cruise Line Offers Special Getaway From Port Of Baltimore

Back to Baltimore. One luxury cruise line says it’s offering a one-time Caribbean cruise to passengers. it’s a three-year return for Crystal Cruises.

02/14/2015

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