Jody Barr Biography
Jody Barr is an American Anchor, Reporter, Meteorologist, and Multimedia Journalist working for Queen City News serving as a senior reporter and investigator. He has been working for the station since June 2021 after working for WIS TV in Columbia as the station’s investigative reporter.
Jody Barr Age
Barr likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not disclosed the date, month, or year in which he was born. However, he might be in his 50’s judging from his appearance.
Jody Barr Height
Barr stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Jody Barr Family
Barr has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any details about his parents. It is also not known if Barr has any siblings.
Jody Barr Wife
Barr joyfully shares his life with his beloved wife, Alison. Their happiness expanded when they were blessed with two daughters, named Evelyn and Nora. Additional information regarding his marriage will be updated once available.
Jody Barr’s Net Worth
Barr has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Reporter.
Jody Barr Salary
Barr earns an annual salary ranging from $24,500 – $75,300.
Jody Barr Education
Barr is a highly educated individual, having pursued his academic journey at the University of South Carolina, where he successfully graduated with a degree in journalism.
Jody Barr Career
Barr joined Queen City News in June 2021. He began his career in the Myrtle Beach-Florence market at WBTW’s Lumberton, NC bureau in 2006. After a quick promotion to senior reporter and investigator at WBTW’s Myrtle Beach headquarters, Jody broke significant investigations, including uncovering the state’s lapses in tracking released sex offenders and exposing the attempted cover-up of a distemper outbreak at the Horry County Animal Shelter.
Later on, he moved to WIS TV in Columbia in June 2009, where he led the station’s investigative unit and reported on public corruption, earning accolades such as the South Carolina Reporter of the Year in 2013. Jody’s investigative career extended to Ohio when he accepted a promotion to lead Raycom Media’s investigative efforts at WIS TV’s sister station in Cincinnati in June 2014.
During his time there, he uncovered government waste and corruption, exposed a sheriff’s negligence in a high-profile murder investigation, and revealed practices in construction projects and tax collection failures. In July 2017, Jody took on an investigative reporter role at Nexstar’s NBC affiliate in Austin, TX.
There, he uncovered failures in red-light camera installations across 60 Texas cities, resulting in a statewide red-light camera ban. His investigation into the financial ties of the Texas Railroad Commission’s chairwoman earned him the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Jody’s achievements in Texas included two Emmy awards, recognition as an Investigative Reporters and Editors Medalist Finalist, multiple Headliners Foundation awards, a Society of Professional Journalists First Amendment Award, and a 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award.
Before entering the news industry, Jody worked as a chassis fabricator and welder, contributing to the NASCAR Busch Series team in Timmonsville, SC, in 2003 and 2004. He also owned and raced street stocks and built his late model stock car, competing in local asphalt tracks in NC, SC, VA, TN, and GA from 1998 through 2008.
Jody’s passion lies in exposing government corruption and wasteful use of taxpayer dollars. Outside of work, he cherishes time with his wife and two daughters, engages in welding and works on his ’67 GMC truck, pursues musical interests, and remains committed to uncovering the next news investigation.
Jody Barr Queen City News
Barr is working at Queen City News alongside other famous Queen City News meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Robin Kanady
- Mike Lacett
- Tara Lane
- Will Lewis
- Ann Wyatt Little
- Jim Lytle
- Ted Phaeton
- Julian Sadur
- Annie Szatkowski
- MayCay Beeler
Jody Barr Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and often posts on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.