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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Md. Ends Week-Long Bridge Inspection Project

The state is wrapping up a week-long bridge inspection project after falling debris struck several cars. One of those drivers spoke with WJZ.

02/21/2015

Gigi Barnett keeping warm

Keep Your Warm Style Hot In Record-Breaking Cold

Keeping warm and looking good. It’s a combination few people have mastered. So, how can you steal that style?

02/20/2015

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Baltimore’s School Budget Already $60M In The Red For Next Year

Growing concern among city school parents about their children’s education. The system discovers it’s $60 million in the hole.

02/19/2015

Vincent Hill was charged in soliciting sex from minor in Howard County. Credit: Howard County police.

Md. Man Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Minor On Kik App

A popular smart phone app among teens led Howard County police to an alleged sex offender, charged with soliciting a 12-year-old girl. Now police are sending parents a dire warning.

02/18/2015

Police investigate after police chase and shootout Saturday with teen suspect Jason C. Hendrix.

Suspect In Baltimore Police Chase Linked To Ky. Triple Homicide

Police have identified 16-year-old Jason Hendrix as the suspect involved in a high-speed pursuit through Baltimore County that led investigators to a triple homicide in Kentucky.

02/15/2015

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Cruise Line Offers Special Getaway From Port Of Baltimore

Back to Baltimore. One luxury cruise line says it’s offering a one-time Caribbean cruise to passengers. it’s a three-year return for Crystal Cruises.

02/14/2015

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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

Horseshoe Casino

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

wine

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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