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Errol Barnett Biography
Errol Barnett a British-born American anchor and correspondent for CBS News based in Washington, D.C.Barnett was born on 3rd April 1983 in Milton Keynes in Milton Keynes, England to Pamela and Michael Christie.
He has one older brother, Danny Christie. His mother was later remarried to Gary Barnett, a US Air Force sergeant who served in the Gulf War. The family relocated to the city of Phoenix in Arizona.
Errol Barnett Career
In 2001, the in-school program Channel One News hired Barnett as an anchor/reporter. He was their youngest at the age of 18 and worked alongside Maria Menounos, Seth Doaneand Gotham Chopra among others. Barnett covered Barack Obama’s keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention; the attacks on 11 September 2001, reported from the United Nations when U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell presented flawed intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction and from the US Capitol during passage of the Homeland Security Act.
Barnett was chosen as one of Teen People magazine’s “20 Teens Who Will Change The World” for his early work.He left Channel One News in 2006 after being accepted to UCLA to finish his undergraduate studies.
CNN International hired Barnett as an anchor and correspondent in 2008, days after he graduated from UCLA. He initially reported on the rise in influence of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter and anchored ‘World Report’ and ‘iReport for CNN’. He was also part of the most viewed streaming-video event in history during U.S. President Obama’s Inauguration on CNN.com.
As an anchor and correspondent for CNN International based in Atlanta, Georgia, Barnett has anchored coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri protests, the death of Robin Williamsand the search for MH370. He was previously a CNN correspondent based at CNN’s bureau in the city of Johannesburg, in South Africa. While there, he covered the death of President Nelson Mandela, the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, various miner strikes and the 50th anniversary of the African Union’s founding. In 2010, he anchored a live noon eastern news-hour on CNN International from CNN Abu Dhabi which focused on the beginnings of the Arab Spring.
In June 2016, Barnett joined CBS News as a Washington, D.C.-based Correspondent appearing on CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News and on the digital network CBSN. He has reported on the U.K. “Brexit” vote, coup attempt in Turkey and U.S. presidential race.
Errol Barnett Wife
Barnett is not married.
Errol Barnett Children
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Errol Barnett Age
Barnett is 32 years of age.
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