Producer. Reporter. Emmy Award-winning Anchor. Oh my! Beth speaks with Kerry Barrett and goes behind the spotlight of what it was like to spend two decades in front of the camera as a broadcast news anchor, reporter and producer for a number of reputable outlets, including NBC, ABC and Fox, to name a few.
Kerry once had a crippling fear of public speaking that would have her paralyzed by anxiety and insecurity but her love of good stories – a passion born from a childhood spent overseas – influenced her career path in communications as well as her innate ability to recognize interesting stories in others. This led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Communication Studies in Journalism from Clemson University, where she had no choice but to face her public-speaking phobia, head-on.
- How she turned a fear of public speaking into one of her greatest assets and core strengths
- How a stories impact our community and what drove her to become a TV reporter
- Pros and cons of the News & Media Industry
- Her transition from being in front of the camera to helping others
- Kerry’s personal stories of loss (TW: Miscarriage)
- Her new video initiatives (Know Your Worth & That Sucks, Get Back Up) and how they came about
- The value in sharing our stories for us and for others
- And so much more that you don’t want to miss
Kerry earned several notable accolades, including a first-place award with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy Award in Breaking News, an RTNDA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence and a Utah Broadcasters Association award for her time in the corporate realm and in early 2019, she decided to take my passion in a new direction. With that she founded Kerry Barrett Consulting, a full-service public speaking and media training boutique created to help others bring their stories to life with confidence and personality.
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