Barbara Gibbs - Morning news anchor at ABC11 WTVD
Barbara Gibbs joined ABC11 Eyewitness News in 2001. She co-anchors the morning and noon newscasts with Eyewitness News Anchor John Clark, Amber Rupinta and ABC11 AccuWeather Meteorologist Don Schwenneker.

Having covered all kinds of news, Barbara's passion is telling stories about the positive power of the human spirit. In 2008, the Nashville Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Barbara with an Emmy for best feature story for "Homeless Singers;" a piece about three homeless men in Raleigh with a desire to be gospel singers. Barbara 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.

Some of Barbara's most moving experiences: traveling to New York City with a Durham breast cancer survivor to meet "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts. She also met a miracle family; a young mother with cystic fibrosis who survived giving birth and a double-lung transplant. She also had the honor of telling a soldier's story; local veterans in the homebuilding industry built a house for free for a triple amputee Iraq war soldier and his wife.

Barbara enjoys being active in the community, participating every year with talented young, local golfers in the "Jimmy V Jr Celebrity Golf Classic," raising money for pediatric cancer research. This year, Barbara participated in various fundraising events benefiting groups ranging from the MDA, American Cancer Society, and Building Together Ministries.

Barbara was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, then the family made two other moves (Texas and New Jersey) before settling in the place she considers home -- Mobile, Alabama.

Like every member of her family, Barbara attended Auburn University. She graduated with a BA degree in journalism (PR) and a minor in sociology.

Before coming to Raleigh, Barbara was the morning anchor/reporter at WTVQ (Lexington, KY) and then co-anchored the 6/11pm shows at WSLS-TV (Roanoke, Virginia).

Barbara enjoys college football (WAR EAGLE), traveling, and going home to be with family and friends. She lives in Raleigh with her Maltese, Sophie.

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Barbara's Stories
Outer Banks woman seeking 3rd double-lung transplant at Duke University Hospital
Nathan and Tricia Lawrenson are waiting inside their rental apartment in Durham near Duke University Medical Center for a life saving phone call.
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Singer, actress and producer Jennifer Lopez is getting into the shoe business.
Act fast: JetBlue offers $20 flights to celebrate 20th birthday
JetBlue is turning 20 years old, and is celebrating with a two-day sale the company is calling "20 Years Just Flew By."
Breakfast Baconator: Wendy's to launch new, expanded breakfast menu
Wendy's is joining the growing battle for your breakfast business.
Triangle Super Bowl champion cherishes memories with 49ers
Darin Jordan is more than just a San Francisco 49ers superfan, he won a Super Bowl with them.
'The Water Hole' wins National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville
A Tennessee woman won the 27th annual National Gingerbread House Competition at Asheville's Omni Grove Park Inn.
Southern Supreme is an American dream come to fruition
Visit the newly expanded Southern Supreme showroom during the holiday season and try the "famous nutty fruitcake."
2 Wake County women compete on Food Network's 'Haunted Gingerbread Showdown'
Two Wake County women with mad gingerbread decorating skills will take their talents to the national stage.
Raleigh vet sees more than 170 cases of mysterious dog illness in one month
Veterinarians in North Carolina have seen a surge in a mysterious coughing illness in dogs and they're warning owners to keep an eye out for the signs.
Airman stops on busy road to help 71-year-old woman carry her groceries home
A man's simple act of kindness is going viral and touching hearts at the same time.