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Gigi Barnett

Gigi Barnett 175x131Gigi 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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17,000 Square Foot Howard County Dream Home Up For Grabs

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.

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Anne Arundel County To Add More Resource Police In Wake Of School Shootings Spike

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06/19/2014

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New Study Shows Teens Are Starting To Illegally Enter U.S.

A disturbing trend among young illegal immigrants–many of them are crossing American borders alone.

06/18/2014

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State Works To Double Mass Transit Passengers

The state is on track with a goal to double the number of passengers on its buses and rail lines. The Transit Administration says it’s expanding a sunrise service, an early-morning, weekend bus line to and from BWI Thurgood Marshall.

06/15/2014

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Ravens Teach Younger Players About Dangers Of Concussions

Playing hard on the field could cause some young players to end up with concussions. This weekend, the Ravens are making sure some young players understand the dangers.

06/14/2014

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Holy Cow! Steer On The Loose In West Baltimore Shot Dead By Police

A steer running loose in West Baltimore was shot dead Friday morning by Baltimore City Police.

06/13/2014

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National Push To Expand Pre-K Makes Its Way To Baltimore

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06/12/2014

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Mondawmin Neighborhood Works To Complete Elephant Sculptures

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06/11/2014

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A Habit-Forming Good Time: ‘Sister Act’ Hits The Hippodrome Stage

On the silver screen, it was a mega hit. On Broadway, it received several Tony nominations. Now, “Sister Act” hits the Hippodrome stage on its national tour.

06/11/2014

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Tourism On The Rise Throughout Maryland

Maryland has been called “America in Miniature” because of the state history and natural resources.

06/08/2014

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‘House Of Cards’ Holds Casting Call

The groundbreaking political thriller “House of Cards” stays in Maryland. Filming for season three starts soon.

06/07/2014

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Harford County Teacher Scores Touchdown With Ravens Award

One Harford County teacher gets a big surprise at the end of her school’s annual talent show. She’s now holding a check for a lot of money thanks to the Ravens.

06/06/2014

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