Lorie Barber

Lorie Barber, WKBN

Lorie Barber is the most tenured producer at WKBN, starting her career in 1997 as Executive Producer of 27 First News This Morning. 

She currently produces WKBN’s noon newscast, the Valley’s most-watched noon news. She previously worked as Assignment Editor. Lorie also spent years producing the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon and the United Way Telethon.

Lorie graduated from Youngstown State University in 1991, one of three students in the first class to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications. She also earned a minor in Public Relations.

During college, she appeared on-air in “Talk Back”, a collaboration with YSU and WKBN. She also worked as a radio disc jockey for WYSU.

Lorie’s producing career began at WFMJ in Youngstown, where she started as a YSU intern. After graduation, she moved to Columbus where she worked as a free-lance producer at WCMH. Next was Buffalo, New York where her position as a morning news producer for WBNS earned her an Emmy nomination. 

Born and raised in Mahoning County, Lorie is a proud 1986 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School. She found her love of journalism when she became co-editor of the school yearbook as a Senior.

Lorie has been married for 28 years and has three grown children.

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