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Barbara Harrison co-anchors News4 Today and News4 Midday. She also reports the weekly segment "Wednesday's Child," which features children available for adoption. Full Story
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Maurita Coley

Washington, DC

#2 Apr 2, 2008
Good morning Barbara - enjoy your show much. I was trying to locate one of your interviews with Mayor Fenty - the person who mentioned it to me said it aired approximately on April 5th or April 12th, 2007, in which the Mayor was asked a question about the history African American cemetery in Georgetown - the Mt Zion Cemetery. I did not see it but heard you aired some footage of the Mayor's visit to the cemetery and his pledge to help to restore it. We are working to get some grants to assist in the restoration and to try to get the city and the National Parks Service to assist with the historic restoration and the footage might help us in our efforts. If you could point me in the right direction, I would sincerely appreciate it. Thanks much, Maurita
Gary Allawishus III

Tewksbury, MA

#3 Jul 22, 2008
Greetings and Salutations Ms. Harrison
My co-workers are debating on your nationality (Race). Can you help us out? Any information would be greatly appreciated. A lunch depends on the answer. PLEASE!
Beth

Suitland, MD

#4 Jan 8, 2009
I like Barbara and Joe. They make a great morning news team. Someone asked about Barbara's race. She is African-American and we all know she could easily "pass". But what's important here is that Barbara is an American citizen and an accomplished news anchor in her own right!
Michelle

New York, NY

#5 Mar 23, 2009
Gary Allawishus III wrote:
Greetings and Salutations Ms. Harrison
My co-workers are debating on your nationality (Race). Can you help us out? Any information would be greatly appreciated. A lunch depends on the answer. PLEASE!
Her nationality is American. Her race is black. Btw, Race and nationality are not the same!
RICK

Manassas, VA

#7 Aug 7, 2009
I can't believe the station has kept this airhead as long as they have. You ever notice, if it is "BREAKING NEWS" Barbara has to dissappear. If it's not on the telepromptor she's lost. It's time for her to go out to pasture. How about more EUN YANG?
Linda

Fredericksburg, VA

#8 Nov 17, 2009
Please, please take Barbara Harrison off the morning news. I often switch to Fox because I can't take Barbara's babbling. She drives me nuts. I enjoy Eun Yang; Kimberly Suiters would be fine, too. But please put Barbara Harrison in an office and not in front of the camera. She's got to be costing you viewers.
Lana

Washington, DC

#9 Jan 9, 2010
Please get rid of Eun Yang. Her nasal voice gets on my nerves! She tries to hard.
Lana

Washington, DC

#10 Jan 9, 2010
Please get rid of Eun Yang. Her nasal voice gets on my nerves and I turn on Fox.
Lana

Washington, DC

#11 Jan 9, 2010
Please get rid of that annoying Eun Yang. Her nasal voice gets on my nerves and I have to turn on Fox. Bring Barbara back!!
john miller

Huntingtown, MD

#12 Jan 16, 2010
is barbra gone??????????
Pennie

Stafford, VA

#13 Jan 18, 2010
I'm wondering the same thing ad John Miller--is Barbara Harrison off the air for good, on vacation, or personal leave? No one is talking, but not mentioning her speaks VOLUMES about how much they think of this woman who has given 1/2 of her life in service to NBC4 in DC.
Keith

Hyattsville, MD

#14 Jan 19, 2010
john miller wrote:
is barbra gone??????????
I've been all over the place trying to figure this out. Where is BARBARA?
susan

United States

#15 Jan 21, 2010
The Post had an article about it on ;an 1st. She is no longer morning co-anchor!
susan

United States

#16 Jan 21, 2010
I meant Jan 1st, 2010!

News4's Barbara Harrison will no longer co-anchor early morning news

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Veteran News4 anchor Barbara Harrison is moving out of her familiar early-morning spot, but will continue to co-anchor the midday news and special segments for the NBC-owned station.

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Harrison, who has been with WRC (Channel 4) for 28 years and recently signed a new multiyear contract, has teamed with Joe Krebs on the station's 5 to 7 a.m. newscast and brief local-news segments during "The Today Show." The duo have been co-anchors since 1994.

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Eun Yang will take over Harrison's early-morning duties.

Harrison will continue with Krebs on News4's broadcast following "Today" at 11 a.m. and fill in as an anchor on other broadcasts. She'll also host a new series of special segments called "Barbara Harrison's Washington Connection," which will air on News4 throughout the year. The reports will focus on people and community organizations.

Harrison's weekly "Wednesday's Child" segments, which feature children who are available for adoption, will also continue.

News4 remains the dominant news station in Washington. During November, it led among all Washington area stations during every hour of head-to-head news competition, with the exception of the 5 to 6 a.m. newscast, in which it was second to WTTG (Channel 5).

-- Paul Farhi
Spagball

Washington, DC

#17 Jan 22, 2010
Thank God Barbara is gone. What a stumbling, fumbling mess. I can't understand how she's lasted so long in an industry where being able to speak and read clearly and error free is so important. Eun Yang, is 1000 times a better morning newsreader and much more professional.
DeeDC

Rockville, MD

#18 Jan 25, 2010
I have been waiting for Barbara Harrison to return to the early morning news. I assumed she was taking a long vacation. I must be on automatic pilot at 5:30, because today I listened to what the anchors said. Kimberly Suiters "in for" Joe Krebs and Eun Yang, no "in for Barbara Harrison." From the posts above, I see that she is no longer anchoring the early morning segment. Was there an announcement? Is this a secret? In any case, I do miss Barbara Harrison in the morning. If she is gone, I hope she got a promotion and is enjoying sleeping a bit later. Joe and Barbara made a great team. Bring her back.
SMR Washington DC

Washington, DC

#20 Jan 28, 2010
Where has Barbara Harrison gone? Was it voluntary?
mary arlington

Arlington, VA

#21 Jan 28, 2010
Taking Barbara off the early morning news is the last straw. I watched because I love the Barbara/Joe teamwork even though the news writing was terrible and it is always a rehash. Who is writing the copy at 4? Sometimes it is hard to understand what they are TRYING to say. They might as well read it straight from the Wash Post as it is the exact same content. I am switching to FOX.
Sherri

Rockville, MD

#22 Jan 29, 2010
Thanks but no thanks. The Joe and Barbara team was why I watched. I will now feel free to watch other channels in the morning.
Janice Maryland

Suitland, MD

#23 Jan 29, 2010
If Barbara is "ok" with her schedule then I'm "ok". I loved Barbara in the morning. Barbara thanks for getting up early every morning to greet the citizens of Washington, Maryland and Virginia. You have been a pleasure to watch.

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