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
This holiday weekend is rife with crab feasts, especially when the weather is as nice as it’s been. But a new report released this week warns that the number of crabs headed to your table is down.
For the first time this Independence Day, one group of naturalized citizens said the “Pledge of Allegiance” as Americans.
The Fourth of July comes one day early for one of the nation’s wounded warriors. He celebrated the groundbreaking of a brand new smart house in Annapolis.
There’s a renewed warning from health workers across the nation on the dangers of caffeine. This comes after an Ohio teen dies from an overdose of the drug. Maryland doctors are especially on edge as one of the first cases turned up in Hagerstown.
Tighter security is on the way for Baltimore County schools. This, after schools nationwide and here in Maryland are seeing a spike in violence on campus.
Coaching the coaches. One national youth football program is going back to the basics when it comes to young players avoiding concussions.
A group of middle schoolers are spending the next weeks in a “triple threat” summer camp. They’re dancing, acting and singing on the Hippodrome stage.
High-tech maps are one of the most effective ways to travel in 2014, but what about two centuries ago? What did Baltimore look like then?
Nearly 200 years of history is being celebrated at one Baltimore City church. The congregation started back in 1824 by free African-Americans.
A multi-million dollar plan to revitalize downtown Towson is well underway. A new movie theater, shops and restaurants will attract thousands of visitors–but will they be safe?
Dream home on the market. It looks like a Hawaiian resort, but a 17,000 square foot mansion in Howard County is up for grabs.
Should there be a police officer at every school? That question has long been part of a national debate in light of the recent spike in school shootings.