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