Barbara Ciara Bio, Age, Height, WTKR, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Barbara Ciara Bio, Wiki

Barbara Ciara is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for WTKR serving the station as a  managing editor and an evening news anchor. She has been working with this station since July 2000. 

Barbara Ciara Age

Ciara is 66 years old as of 2022, she was born on July 27, 1956, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, in the United States.

Barbara Ciara Height

Ciara stands at a height of 5  feet  5 inches tall.

Barbara Ciara Education

Ciara joined the University of Hampton and graduated earning a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism in 2000.

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Barbara Ciara Career

Ciara worked at WTKR News 3 team serving as a managing editor and an evening news anchor on weekdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. When people refer to her as the world of experience, they are talking about her global travels to get the story of the U-S air assault against the Taliban in Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. Earlier, she covered Operations Desert Shield/Storm, as well as Operation Enduring Freedom. From active military locations in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Moreover, Barbara also provided hard-hitting enterprise stories covering the people of Cuba who landed at GITMO to escape communist rule.

When the U.S. military hit the beaches of Haiti following an uprising, she brought the stories of the Military campaign on board the command ship U-S-S Mount Whitney. Her stateside coverage includes political campaigns, investigative reporting, and interviews with luminaries like Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. Additionally, she has provided analysis on CNN, CBS News, XM Radio, and National Public Radio.

She also provided analysis at the Tom Joyner Morning Show in addition to providing quotes for the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other news outlets. She was also a columnist for “The Daily Press” for several years. Recently she served as president of two of the world’s largest minority journalists’ organizations, UNITY, and Journalists of Color. In these roles, Ciara advocated for diversity in the newsroom and balanced coverage of the community.

Barbara Ciara Hampton Roads Area

In 2017, Barbara was the best local Female TV News Anchor in the Hampton Roads Area. In the Readers’ Choice Awards by Coastal Virginia Magazine. Additionally, she has won numerous community and professional honors for her work on camera and in the community. She also won the coveted Capitol Regional Emmy Award for her series “Guilty Til Proven Innocent”. Moreover, she also received honors from the prestigious Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. For her reports on race and ethnicity. Her co-honorees were CBS’ Dan Rather and producers of CBS’ 60 Minutes.

In 2008, Ebony Magazine named her one of the “Ebony Power 150 Organization Leaders”  for her leadership role as president of the National Association of Black Journalists. She was also interviewed for the renowned national “History Makers” project in 2012. The nation’s largest African American Video Oral history collection, a collection that is archived in the Library of Congress. 2011, brought Ciara a career highlight when she was inducted by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences- National Capital Chesapeake Bay chapter to be an honoree of the Silver Circle awards.

The Silver Circle honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the broadcast or cable industry for 25 years or more. The highlights of her stateside coverage include an inside the White House interview with then-President Barack Obama. Investigative reports on consumer fraud, campaign coverage, felony voting rights, and an investigation on Klan activity in Hampton Roads. That resulted in coverage for a terminally ill man and her one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey. Barbara has produced several works that bring history into perspective with today’s world, such as her award-winning documentary on “Massive Resistance” in Virginia. With compelling interviews of the” Norfolk 17″, the students who integrated Norfolk School in 1959.

Barbara Ciara Awards

Furthermore, she received the 1997 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and a 1997 Emmy nomination for “Operation Haiti”. Featuring children living in poverty on the island nation, a 1995 Emmy nomination for the series “Letters from the Hood” is a gripping story documenting the lives of children who live in violent urban areas. Ciara has also been honored with numerous Associated Press and United Press International awards dating back to 1986. As well as a dozen prestigious “Excel” awards from the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals. Additionally, she first became interested in journalism when she organized a protest in the cafeteria of her junior high school. Because girls were not allowed to wear slacks unless it was a snow day. The event was not featured in the school newspaper. She objected so Barbara’s English teacher challenged her to join the paper.

Her journalism career began in Tucson, Arizona working on the school newspaper at Pima Community College while also attending the University of Arizona. During her junior year, she left college to take a full-time position at KZAZ-TV in Tucson, Arizona in 1976. Over a five-year period, she worked in production as an audio director, technical director, and later in the news as a photographer. She also worked as a  reporter, assignment editor, producer, noon anchor, and finally news director. At the time, in 1978, Ciara was the youngest female and first African-American to achieve the management status of news director at a commercial television station in the southwest. Moreover,

Barbara Ciara NBC and ABC affiliates

she has worked at both the NBC and ABC affiliates in the Hampton Roads area, and she broke new ground in February 1997. When she took on the challenge of managing editor of LNC, a first-of-its-kind partnership. Between commercial television, cable, and the Virginian-Pilot newspaper. There she helped to develop a format, cross-train print reporters, and launch the 24-hour News partnership. She held that position for two years.

From the fall of 1996 to the summer of 2000, she also served as managing editor of the partnership between WVEC-TV and WHRO public television. Her duties included producing and co-hosting the Newsmagazine “This Week in Hampton Roads.”Barbara is also a strong believer in public service and has worked with a number of non-profit organizations. In August 2007, she was elected President of the National Association of Black Journalists, the largest journalism organization of color in the world. Followed by a year of leadership as the President of UNITY: Journalists of Color–an alliance between blacks, and Hispanics.

Barbara Ciara’s Net Worth

In Sample’s career as a managing editor and an evening news anchor, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Barbara Ciara Salary

She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Barbara Ciara Parents and Siblings

Ciara was born and raised in the United States, she keeps information regarding her parents and whether she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.

Barbara Ciara Spouse

Ciara manages to keep information regarding whether or not she is in marriage private. An update of her marital status will be done when available.

Barbara Ciara Kids

Ciara manages to keep information regarding whether she has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding her children will be done once available.

Barbara Ciara WTKR

Ciara works at WTKR  where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Jessica Larche
  2. Blaine Stewart
  3. Myles Henderson
  4. Patrick Rockey
  5. April Loveland
  6. Kristy Steward
  7. Kurt Williams
  8. Pari Cruz
  9. Zak Dahlheimer
  10. Erin Miller
  11. Danielle Saitta

Barbara Ciara Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 5k followers, around 2k followers on her Facebook page, and about 2k followers on her Instagram account.