Joey Barnes Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, WCBI-TV, Family, Wife, Net Worth, and Salary

Joey Barnes Biography

Joey Barnes is an American Anchor and Reporter working for WCBI-TV as a News Director and Anchor. He has been working for the station since 2013 after working for WLBT.

Joey Barnes Age

Barnes likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 40s.

Joey Barnes Height

Barnes stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Joey Barnes Family

Barnes has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Barnes has any siblings.

Joey Barnes Wife

Barnes is happily married to Sarah and the two live together in  the Golden Triangle. The couple has been blessed with a daughter called Bella. During his leisure time, he spends time in outdoor activities or watch his favorite sports teams New Orleans Saints, Chicago Cubs, and Mississippi State.

Joey Barnes Net Worth

Barnes has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.

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Joey Barnes Salary

Barnes earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Joey Barnes Education

After graduating from high school, Barnes joined Mississippi University for Women where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in communication. Barnes worked at WCBI-TV as an intern reporter from 2002 to August 2005.

Joey Barnes Career

Barnes works as a News Director and Anchor at WCBI-TV. He rejoined the station in 2013 where he served as an anchor and an assistant news director up to November 2020 when he became the news director and anchor. Barnes had previously worked WCBI-TV from December 2006 to 2012 as an anchor and reporter. His efforts played a major role in persuading the Legislature to outlaw the usage and possession of Salvia within the state. He remained present at the aftermath of devastating tornadoes that swept through North Mississippi and West Alabama on April 27, 2011, dedicating days to the scene, and has since closely monitored the reconstruction efforts over the years.

Barnes was present during former President Barack Obama’s visit to Columbus during his presidential campaign in 2008. He bore witness to an inmate’s execution at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchment. Providing valuable perspectives, he contributed to the discourse surrounding Mississippi’s laws on open and concealed carry of firearms. He empathetically conveyed the anguish experienced by the family of a slain veteran Jackson Police detective and presented comprehensive coverage of officer-involved shootings across the region.

Barnes has become an integral part of the Neshoba County Fair and has also shed light on the enjoyable aspects of the Mississippi State Fair. Notably, he even had the opportunity to fly with the renowned United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Joey’s journalistic endeavors have earned him numerous accolades from the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association and various community organizations.

Before rejoining WCBI-TV for the third time, Barnes worked for WLBT as a weekend reporter and anchor from 2012 to 2013. Earlier, he served as a reporter at Independent News Network from May 2006 to December 2006. Barnes had previously served as a college recruiter at Mississippi University for Women from September 2005 to March 2006.

Joey Barnes WCBI-TV

Barnes is working at WCBI-TV where he works alongside other famous WCBI-TV meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Jon Sokoloff
  2. Isaac Williams
  3. Allie Martin
  4. Winston Reed
  5. Aundrea Self

Joey Barnes Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 3.1k followers on Twitter.

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