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Alicia Barnes Biography/Wiki
Alicia Barnes is a skilled American Journalist who is currently working at WJZY, Queen City News as an anchor. She the team as a Main Evening News Anchor in August 2021. She co-anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. newscasts on weekdays.
Alicia Barnes Age
How old is Barnes? She is 45 years old as of 2022. Barnes was born on 18th December 1977. She celebrates her birthday on 18th December every year.
Alicia Barnes Education
In 2000, she graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
Alicia Barnes Height|Weight
Barnes stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 60kgs.
Alicia Barnes Family
Barnes was born and raised in the United State. However, she has not revealed information regarding her family members, this information is currently under review and will be updated soon.
Alicia Barnes Husband
Barnes is married to Jacob John. The two tied their knots at Coble Plaza on May 25th, 2014.
Alicia Barnes Children
Barnes is a mother of two children. However, she has not disclosed any further information concerning her kids. This information is under review and will be updated as soon as it is available.
Alicia Barnes Career
She is a graduate of Clemson University and an active member of the Upsilon Omega Omega chapter. Throughout her career Barnes has won several awards including the;2022 TV News Anchor of the Year, RTDNAC Finalist, 2021 Best TV Anchor EMMY Nomination, NATAS Southeast, 2021 TV Personality of the Year, Award of Merit, SC Broadcasters Association, 2021 TV News Anchor of the Year & TV Anchor Team of the Year, RTDNAC Finalist.
Barnes started her news career as an intern at WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan. She also worked as a freelance reporter for WKBD-TV in Detroit while juggling a full-time pharmaceutical sales career and earning my MBA from Wayne State University. She then relocated back to her hometown in Atlanta, Georgia after living in Michigan. While there she was a General Assignment Reporter for the NBC Affiliate, WXIA-TV, and a Freelance Reporter for FOX 5.
Barnes has reported live for CNN, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel. She received a Regional Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement, and Best Newscast while at 11 Alive, WXIA. After being in Atlanta, she joined NBC 7 – KNSD and the CW affiliate KSWB-TV in San Diego, California as the Weekend Anchor. During the January 2007 Platinum Awards Issue of 944 Magazine, Barnes was voted San Diego’s Favorite Female Newscaster.
Alicia Barnes NBC
She then moved back to South Carolina where by she served as the Primary Anchor from 2008-2018 at ABC Columbia instead of Tiger territory. Barnes received a Regional Emmy Nomination for Continuing Coverage covering the 2008 deadly plane crash involving Travis Barker, Blink-182 drummer, which killed four people. She was then honored in 2016 to win an EMMA for Excellence in My Market in the category of “Anchor-News” from the Southeastern National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
After a year of raising their newborn daughter, they had another baby, a son. He was a year later. Barnes then joined an NBC affiliate in Columbia, SC, WIS NEWS 10 in May of 2019. She served as a Primary Evening Anchor for 2 years before coming to Charlotte. While at WIS, Barnes was nominated for 2 Regional Emmys. She was given an honorable mention from the Free Times, Best of Columbia, for Best Anchorperson in 2020.
Alicia Barnes Miss South Carolina Pageant
Barnes was featured on the cover of Lake Murray Lifestyle Magazine in 2021 and 2020,. In 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2019 she was featured on the cover of Columbia Living Magazine. Barnes was also featured in the June 2012 issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and named one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” in Atlanta’s Jezebel Magazine in 2003. Her proudest moment was serving as a Torchbearer, carrying the Olympic flame through my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
It’s her privilege to serve her community. In 2022, celebrating Women’s History Month, Barnes had the honor of moderating “The Future is in Their Hands” hosted by Neiman Marcus Charlotte. Barnes has a true passion for arts and building a better community to help the younger generation become future leaders. She and her husband are members of The Crown Society at The Mint Museum.
Barnes has spoken at numerous charity events over the years. She served on the Board of Trustees at the Columbia Museum of Art and also served on the Foundation Board, at the Lexington Medical Center. Barnes served as a convention moderator for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, in Atlanta, Georgia In 2019. In 2012, she served as a judge for the Miss South Carolina Pageant and in 2005, Barnes was presented the Outstanding Georgia Citizen’s Award by the Secretary of State for being a Goodwill Ambassador. In 2004, she served as the Commencement Speaker for St. Pius X Catholic High School’s graduating class. My alma mater.
Alicia Barnes Salary/Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.
Alicia Barnes Social Media Platforms
Barnes is very active on all social media accounts and she is often seen posting on her platforms. She has over 4.6k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 9.2 k followers on Instagram.