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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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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

speed cameras

New Law Stops Speed Camera Companies From Profiting Per Ticket

Banning the bounty. A new law takes effect that closes the loophole on who profits from speed camera tickets.

06/01/2014

food trucks

Thousands Of Foodies Gather At Baltimore’s Annual Food Truck Rally

Foodie face-off. Dozens of food trucks roll into the parking lot at M&T Bank Stadium. Their goal–to find out which one has the best grub.

05/31/2014

hovercraft

Hovercraft Propels Former Patterson High Students To White House

Hours of brainstorming for a group of Baltimore City students end up with a trip to the White House this week. The invitation came because of a solar-powered science project.

05/30/2014

spelling app

New App Helps Young Wordsmiths Prepare For National Spelling Bee

Gone are the days of preparing for the National Spelling Bee with flash cards. You guessed it–there’s an app for that now.

05/29/2014

randallstown high

2 Adults Arrested After Fight Erupts Outside Randallstown HS Graduation

Randallstown High School students dressed in cap and gowns–fighting on graduation day. The video is going viral with thousands of views. Two people are now under arrest.

05/28/2014

reading, summer slide

Schools And Libraries Team Up To Stop ‘Summer Slide’

Schools across the state are teaming up with libraries and Maryland’s first lady to keep students reading and to stop the summer slide.

05/25/2014

puppies

Siblings Rescued From Puppy Mill Closer To Finding A Home

More than 30 dogs seized from a puppy mill from a Baltimore home are one step closer to finding new owners this weekend. Now some of the dogs are fighting the deadly disease parvo.

05/24/2014

ncaa lacrosse

Baltimore To Host NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships

The eyes of the lacrosse world will be on Downtown Baltimore for the Men’s Lacrosse Final Four. The last time Maryland hosted the event was back in 2011.

05/23/2014

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Study Reveals Parents Leaving Small Children In Cars Alone

A new study reveals an alarming number of parents admit to leaving their small children alone in the backseat of cars. The survey has some safety workers on edge.

05/22/2014

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Anne Arundel County Police Hold Emergency Drill At Mall

Months after a shooter opens fire inside the Columbia Mall, detectives are still learning from the event.

05/18/2014

reisterstown road

Reisterstown Road To Shut Down For Major Upgrades

A two-year shutdown for one of Baltimore’s most-traveled roads. When it reopens, Reisterstown Road will have a new look.

05/17/2014

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