Gigi Barnett

Gigi Barnett


Gigi Barnett has worked in every medium in the news business — TV, radio, print … you name it, she’s done it.

She joined WTOP in July 2021.

Most recently, Gigi solo anchored TV newscasts at KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, the Weekend Morning Edition at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and the morning show at WPMI-TV in Mobile, Alabama.

Gigi’s started her career as a staff reporter at The Miami Herald.

While earning her Master’s Degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she covered the nation’s capital for the Medill News Service. She also worked as a general assignment and health correspondent for TV3 News in Dublin, earning the distinction of being the first African-American journalist to report for a commercial television station in Ireland.

Gigi enjoys passing her skills on to younger journalists. She was an adjunct professor at Morgan State University and the University of South Alabama. She also believes in giving back to the community with her time and talents. She has served as the vice president of Women in Film and Video’s Baltimore Chapter and worked with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Gigi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Clark Atlanta University. When she’s not on air, she loves to read, travel and sew. Gigi lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, with her husband and their three young children.

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