Natasha Barrett Let’s Talk Live Anchor/Reporter
Natasha Barrett contributes live reports to ABC 7 News at 5 and 6 p.m. She also hosts the daily talk show, Let's Talk Live, at 11 a.m. on NewsChannel 8.
Natasha is from Houston, Texas, and is a graduate of American University in Washington, where she double-majored, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Computer Information Systems.
After working behind the scenes at CNBC Europe in London and CBS News in Washington, Natasha began reporting. At the start of her career, Natasha worked in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she covered several national stories and the Naval Air Station.
A short time later, she moved to KCEN, the NBC affiliate in Waco, Texas. During the tragic Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Natasha found herself broadcasting national news as events unfolded. She covered numerous historical events while not far from one of the largest Army Posts in the world, Fort Hood, and world leaders meeting at President Bush’s Crawford Ranch. She also reported from devastated areas after tornadoes touched down, while focusing on historical post events surrounding the attacks of September 11th. For her hard work and diligence, Natasha was honored by the Texas Associated Press with a Breaking News award.
Her next assignment led her to the east coast at WVEC, the ABC affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. While there, Natasha uncovered an ongoing deadly exposure of lead contamination to police officers, led police in apprehending a child predator and assisted in the apprehension of a serial robber.
Again, Natasha was recognized, receiving a Best Investigative Reporting award from the Virginia Associated Press. She also traveled extensively, covering several major hurricanes, including Isabel in Hampton Roads, Ivan in Alabama and Florida, and Ophelia in North Carolina.
Natasha joined ABC 7/WJLA-TV in 2006. She and her husband Scott reside in Northern Virginia.
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Chuck Stein, a U.S. Army veteran, recalls fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria right before the Holocaust at age 18.
A divided Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.
The family of Amber Stanley was presented with her high school diploma Tuesday. Stanley was killed last August in her bedroom. Her killer has not been found.