Barbara Gibbs Profile
Barbara Gibbs is an American award-winning anchor/reporter working for ABC11 serving as an anchor. She has been working for the station since 2001.
Barbara Gibbs Career
Gibbs co-anchors the morning and noon newscasts with Eyewitness News Anchor John Clark, Amber Rupinta, and ABC11 AccuWeather Meteorologist Don Schwenneker. She has also managed to tour different states and countries all over the world so as to enclose events that hit the headlines. For instance, she traveled to New York City with a Durham breast cancer survivor to meet “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts.
Additionally, she also met a miracle family; a young mother with cystic fibrosis who survived giving birth and a double-lung transplant. Furthermore, she managed to tell a soldier’s story; local veterans in the home building industry built a house for free for a triple amputee Iraq war soldier and his wife.
Gibbs attended Auburn University. She graduated with a BA degree in journalism (PR) and a minor in sociology. Prior to joining ABC11, she previously worked for WTVQ (Lexington, KY) where she served as the morning anchor/reporter.
She then moved on to working for WSLS-TV (Roanoke, Virginia) where she served as a co-anchor of the 6/11 pm shows. Whenever she is not working, she enjoys traveling, going home to be with family and friends as well as watching college football (WAR EAGLE). Additionally, she stays in Raleigh with her cute Maltese, Sophie.
Barbara Gibbs Age
Gibbs was born on September 7th, 1967, in Memphis, Tennesse, the United States of America. She is therefore 54 years old as of 2021.
Quick Facts About Barbara Gibbs
|Age||54 years old|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Barbara Gibbs Height
Gibbs stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Barbara Gibbs Family
Gibbs was born to Ferrill Louis Gibbs Sr.(father) and Linnie Scruggs Gibbs (mother). During her childhood, her family moved to Texas and soon after moved to New Jersey prior to settling down in Mobile, Alabama. She was raised alongside her two siblings by the name of Carol Anne Braswell(sister) and a brother, Ferrill Jr.
Barbara Gibbs Husband/ Wedding
Gibbs is happily married to Kevin Allen. Their wedding was planned for November 14th, 2020, but had to push the date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple was to be married at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.
Barbara Gibbs Salary
Being one of the top journalists for ABC11 Gibbs earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Barbara Gibbs Net Worth
Gibbs has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an anchor/reporter.
Barbara Gibbs Awards and Recognitions
Gibbs was awarded an Emmy for the best feature story for “Homeless Singers” by the Nashville Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2008. The feature story had a piece about three homeless men in Raleigh with a desire to be gospel singers. She also received an Emmy nomination for a second feature “Barbara Gibbs’ Little Valentine,” a story about a young boy in Spring Lake, NC, who touched her heart on Valentine’s Day.
Barbara Gibbs Community Service
Gibbs is also very active when it comes to serving her community. She also loves to participate every year with talented young, local golfers in the “Jimmy V Jr Celebrity Golf Classic,” raising money for pediatric cancer research. Additionally, she also participated in several fundraising events benefiting groups ranging from the MDA, American Cancer Society, and Building Together Ministries.