Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Natasha Barrett joins KTRK abc13 from WJLA Washington DC

Natasha Barrett leaves talk show gig/consumer reporting position at WJLA Washington DC to return home at KTRK abc13 as weekend anchor/consumer reporter

Natasha Barrett
Natasha Barrett
WJLA Washington DC’s Natasha Barrett is moving back home to Houston to work for KTRK abc13 she confirms on Twitter. UPDATE: FishbowlDC reports Barrett will become the weekend anchor and consumer reporter at the ABC owned television station.

Barrett, who joined the Washington DC station in 2006, pulled double duty by contributing live reports to ABC 7 News at 5 and 6pm, plus hosting the daily talk show, Let's Talk Live.

Before WJAL, Barrett worked at WVEC Norfolk, Virginia, KCEN Waco and a station in Corpus Christi.

She started off in the TV biz working for CNBC Europe and CBS News Washington in a behind the scenes capacity. The award winning journalist is a graduate of American University in Washington, where she double-majored, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Computer Information Systems.

Clearly I was half asleep when I orginally wrote this because FishbowlDC reports Barrett will become the weekend anchor and consumer reporter for KTRK.

So what will she do at KTRK? We know that Brian Collister's job is open, but he hasn't officially left yet, so I don't think Barrett is replacing him, although she does have investigative experience. Other than that, it could be positions left open by Christi Myers, Adela Uchida or Katie McCall.

My guess is that Barrett will replace Uchida as weekend anchor.

- Brian Collister to leave KTRK abc13
- Christi Myers to retire from KTRK abc13
- Adela Uchida gone from abc13 KTRK with expanded weekend news on the way
- Katie McCall exits KTRK abc13
- Simon Gutierrez exits KTRK abc13 for KPTV Portland


  1. McGuff, I'm also in agreement that Barrett will replace Uchida in the weekends.

  2. I'm not warming up to her so far.

  3. Watching her this morning and she just does not fit in on my morning news. I just turned it off it was so bad.

  4. She's hot, and very easy to listen to.

  5. I felt sorry for the co-anchors during the news at noon (11:00), 4:00, evenings, and weekends. Her first day on the job (news at noon), she was loud, overbearing, and arrogant I had to change the channel. Apparently, her boss hasn't taken the time to let her that she's covering the news, and not a talk show. TONE IT DOWN. Every time she's on the news, I change the channel.


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