After more than 20 years reporting and anchoring the news at stations and news outlets like WKYC in Cleveland, BET and WXIA in Atlanta. Gauthier, who is a Georgia native from Waverly Hall, comes to WTVM News Leader 9 from WKYC Channel 3 News in Cleveland. Her experience is extensive with national and local news coverage on her resume. Gauthier joined BET in 2000 as the network launched its nightly newscast. She started out as the Chief National Correspondent for the show, and later was promoted to primary Anchor for the national newscast. In 2002, Barbara left the Washington D.C. office and became the Southeast Bureau Chief for the network providing reports for BET Nightly News and CBS News from the Atlanta area. Prior to joining BET, Gauthier served as Weekend Anchor and Reporter for WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the station during the 1996 Olympic Games. Gauthier's broadcast experience includes work as Morning Anchor at KOCO TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she received numerous awards and recognitions for her reporting during the Oklahoma City Bombing. Barbara has also worked at television and radio stations in Hartford, Connecticut, Dallas, Texas and Stamford, Connecticut. Barbara has earned several media honors during her career, including two National Association of Black Journalists awards, and an Emmy Award, all for Outstanding Reporting. A graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, Barbara received her bachelor’s degree in Communications.
With the recent rise in reported sexual assaults against women, coupled with the uptick in crime like purse snatching and robberies during the holiday season, more women are looking for ways to protect themselves and their families.
For Army Staff Sergeant Seth Naranjo who's stationed at Fort Bennin, giving back is becoming habit-forming. After nearly 10 years in the Army, this husband and father have taken on a new assignment: helping those in need like victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Recently Newsleader 9 shared the story of a graduate from Muscogee County's catapult academy. A 17-year-old young lady who beat the odds and graduated on time all while dealing with the recent death of a child and working two jobs. A generous donor has come forward to help pay for her college education.
No matter what your age, you should know the warning signs that could save your life. In a three-part special report hear from people who have had life-threatening heart illnesses, including three open heart surgeries.
This week the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley will present the highest recognition that it can bestow on a club member. The organization will name its 2017 Youth of the Year, and as a partner with the nonprofit, WTVM is giving you a look at all of the finalists for this award.
With just one day until elections, Americans are poised to turn an important page in history. We recently sat down with Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to talk about the elections and issues facing the country.