"I can't wait to get started at KHOU," Barr told mikemcguff.com. "I'm thrilled to be joining a team of journalists with a reputation for uncovering the big stories and telling them well.
"I'm also looking forward to exploring Houston and the Lone Star State. I'll be taking recommendations for any hidden treasures to visit, as well as story ideas. I know there is so much happening in the news, and in the city, in Houston and I'm excited to dive in."
Barr previously served as a reporter for KGAN and KFXA, the CBS and FOX affiliates in Cedar Rapids, IA, from 2009 to 2012. Before that she was as an MMJ Reporter for WIFR, the CBS affiliate in Rockford, IL, from 2006 to 2009.
A quick detour to the network took Barr to Washington DC where she was a desk assistant at ABC’s Nightline in the fall of 2006. She got her start in local television news as a reporter for KULR-8 News, the NBC affiliate, in Billings, MT, in 2005.
While earning her degree as a student at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Barr interned at CNN's The Capital Gang, ABC's Nightline and National Geographic.
In her KCTV5 bio, it stated Barr was trying to learn to like running. Did she ever cross that finish line while in KC?
"I still have a love/hate relationship with running," Barr admitted to me. "We're working on it and I'm hoping the Buffalo Bayou can help!"
Barr starts with the Gannett Houston station later this month.
Embedded below is a story Barr did while at KCTV5.