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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The Love Business Booming This Valentine’s Day Weekend

Sweets for your sweetie. When you’re talking flowers, candies and romantic gifts, no other holiday comes close to Valentine’s Day.

02/13/2015

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No Jackpot Winners, But 2 $1M Powerball Tickets Sold In Md.

They may not be jackpot winners, but they’re still winners all the same. Two lucky ticket holders in Maryland are $1 million richer.

02/12/2015

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Md. Among Greenest States In U.S.

Maryland’s top-10 ranking could mean more money for the state and its efforts to protect the environment. The survey comes from a national organization that tracks the number of green buildings in each state.

02/08/2015

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Study: Baltimore A Top City For ‘Transportation Techies’

Transportation techies. They’re people who track buses, cabs and even bikes—all from their smart phones. A new study shows Baltimore is one of the top cities with this kind of technology.

02/07/2015

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New App Delivers Alcohol To Baltimore Residents’ Front Doors

On-demand deliveries is becoming one of the nation’s most popular service. Gigi Barnett explains how one app is going a step forward and bringing alcoholic beverages to customer’s front doors.

02/06/2015

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US Education Secretary Comes To Md., Explains His Top Concerns

Tough questions for the nation’s education secretary Arne Duncan. He hosted a special town hall meeting for parents and teachers in Annapolis.

02/04/2015

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Drop In Gas Prices Nationwide Coming To End; Md. Still Trending Down

All good things must come to an end. Experts say the steady drop in gas prices across the country is one of those things.

02/01/2015

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New Numbers Show Baltimore’s Graduation Rate Making Gains

It’s been a steady climb for Baltimore’s graduation rate. New numbers released from the state show city schools are making gains in those areas.

01/31/2015

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One Of Md.’s Smallest Schools A Finalist In ‘Trees Rock’ Contest

The stakes are high for one of the state’s smallest schools. St. Martin’s Lutheran School in Annapolis is in a nationwide race to win thousands of dollars in the “Trees Rock” contest by Scotties Tissue.

01/28/2015

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Md. Casinos Want To Swap Slots For Table Games

The state’s two largest casinos say they have a plan to make more money: switch out some slots for table games.

01/25/2015

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Funeral Held For Toddler Killed In Baltimore Fire

Saying goodbye. Family and friends gather to lay to rest a toddler killed in a fast-moving fire.

01/24/2015

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Baltimore Teachers Turn ‘Selma’ Into A History Lesson

The movie “Selma” has sparked discussion and debate across the nation and in classrooms.

01/23/2015

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