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
As the holiday approaches, some Maryland schools are decked in red and green, but a handful are using blue ribbons. Gigi Barnett reports on a local 2015 blue ribbon school.
One Howard County farm is keeping a Christmas tradition alive: growing fresh trees. The state says more Maryland customers are buying fresh-cut trees.
School search. While many students are waiting for the holiday break, others are selecting new schools to attend next year. This weekend, Baltimore schools hosted a School Choice Fair.
The sweat and perseverance of marathoners pays off for sick children at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Thanks to a group that hands out medals to encourage young patients.
Stop the presses. That’s what the Newsboys Strike of 1899 did and crippled an entire industry. Now there’s a Broadway hit musical at the Hippodrome retelling the real life movement.
Goodwill’s 59th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was held Wednesday. Gigi Barnett reports on how guests left with more than a full stomach.
A new kind of cleanup crew hits the Towson University campus this weekend. It’s environmentally safe and costs less than many major machines.
As families gather around the Thanksgiving table next week, some Baltimore families are making room for more, thanks to National Adoption Day. Dozens of courts around the country are making forever homes official this weekend.
Stemming the tide of Baltimore’s dropout rate. That’s what one large donation from one of the nation’s top telecommunications companies aims to do.
One Baltimore teen turned a hobby into a business and won thousands. This week, she got a special invitation to the White House.
A multi-million dollar bridge expansion on one of the state’s busiest highways could tie up traffic for years. When it’s over, the state says a 60-year-old bridge on I-895 will be brand new.
In the city’s quest to draw thousands of families to Baltimore, one incentive may do the trick: a home-buying credit could help reverse decades of population decline.