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
Millions of dollars in online sales go untaxed every year in Maryland. Now the state wants Internet retailers to collect the taxes from online customers.
Just a few weeks after state lawmakers pass a law against cyberbullying, one county is launching an app to report it.
A study released this week confirms what some drivers have complained about for years. Baltimore’s traffic ranks as some of the worst in the nation.
A group of young demonstrators marched throughout south Baltimore this weekend.
A Baltimore County police officer has been arrested for engaging in sex while on duty and then sending out the videos on email.
Thousands of Baltimore preschoolers venture outside the classroom to take a stroll through Baltimore. It’s all part of a program that sparks learning through hands-on play.
A full-time caregiver of a wounded Navy veteran gets the help she needs to go back to school.
Hundreds of people offered prayers and support for one Marylander injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Erika Brannock is still recovering in a Boston hospital.
Potential workers for Baltimore’s new casino say they’ve already won a victory for workers’ rights–and the Horseshoe Casino doesn’t open for another year.
Gunshots wake a quiet Northeast Baltimore neighborhood. The police-involved shooting killed one man and wounded two others.
What was a blank wall at one local mall has become a space to showcase art. It’s part of a program designed to bring art to people who normally wouldn’t visit galleries.
Deep budget cuts in Washington are grounding the military’s Blue Angels and Thunderbirds.
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