Barbara Ciara Wiki
Barbara Ciara is an American longtime television news anchor. The journalist is based at the Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA CBS affiliate, WTKR-TV, “News 3.” She was elected president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in 2007.
Barbara Ciara Biography
Ciara received her G.E.D. at the age of 16 before moving on to Pima Community College and the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1974. Ciara left school to take a full-time position at Tucson television station KZAZ-TV in 1976.
Two years later, Ciara was promoted to be the news director at KZAZ-TV. This made her the youngest and first African American female to attain a management position at a television station in the southwest region of the United States.
After working for KZAZ-TV, Ciara landed a co-anchor position with Norfolk, Virginia area television station and NBC affiliate WAVY-TV in 1983. She then served as a news co-anchor with Hampton Roads area television station and ABC affiliate WVEC-TV. After 12 years at WVEC, Ciara landed an anchor role with CBS affiliate WTKR-TV in 2000, anchoring three news telecasts.
That same year, she completed her undergraduate education at Hampton University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ciara gained a national profile in 2007. This was when she was elected president of the National Association for Black Journalists. This is the largest organization for journalists of color in the world. In the following year, Ciara assumed the role of president for UNITY: Journalist of Color, a coalition of four organizations representing Native American, Hispanic, Asian American and black journalists across the country.
Ciara was also featured in Ebony magazine. Her stateside coverage includes political campaigns, investigative reporting, and interviews with luminaries like Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey.
She has provided analysis on CNN, CBS News, XM Radio, National Public Radio, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Additionally, she has provided quotes for the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other news outlets.
Barbara Ciara Age
He was born on July 27, 1956, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
Barbara Ciara Family
Barbar was born to Robert and Georgia Jones.
Barbara Ciara Husband
She has been in two marriages. Currently, Ciara is a married woman. She married the love of her life, Arthur Jarrett, Jr. a few years ago.
Unfortunately, since she loves keeping her family life out of the public eyes, we do not know a lot about her relationship with her husband.
Barbara Ciara Children
Information will be updated soon.
Barbara Ciara Height and weight
She is an African- American. Her relatively dark body rocks in short dark hair and black eyes. Unfortunately, we do not have information about her specific height and weight. We will soon Update you once we get information about it.
Barbara Ciara Salary
Barbara’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $50k per year.
Barbara Ciara Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be around $300k.
Barbara Ciara Awards
Ciara is the recipient of numerous journalism awards, including an Emmy Award and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her broadcast journalism. She had also won an Associated Press award for her journalism. Additionally, She was Inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Barbara Ciara Community Work
She is a believer in public service and has worked with a number of non-profit organizations. She was executive producer of NABJ’s first nationally broadcast awards program on Black Entertainment Television (BET) originating in Nashville, Tenn., in 1996.
Additionally, She has formally served on the board of the Virginia Marine Science Museum, the advisory board for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia Inc., the Virginia Stage Company, the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association.
Ciara also volunteers her time to the Tidewater AIDS Crisis Taskforce, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters, American Cancer Society, Candi House, the Urban League of Hampton Roads, the Joy Fund and the Boys and Girls Clubs. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.