RTE 2.0 title TV news correspondent Barbara broadcast in the UK in the 1980s article Barbara broadcast her first television news show in England, The Barbara Show, in 1980.
The BBC’s news department asked her to travel to the US to cover the election, and she accepted.
She then covered the first US presidential election in 1984, and the Republican National Convention in 1988.
But she became disillusioned with the election process and moved to London.
In 1989 she was given the job of managing the news department of the US television network CNN.
She became the US correspondent for CNN, covering elections in the United States, the UK and Australia.
CNN has a long tradition of broadcasting to a wide range of audiences, including a huge audience in Europe, but Ms Balfour became famous in Britain for her role in covering the coronavirus pandemic.
She won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for her reporting, and in 2011 she was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Society of Professional Journalists.
RTE 3.0: How did you become a TV journalist?
Barbara broadcast for the BBC for three decades, from 1979 to 2006.
In her 30 years as a news presenter, she has interviewed celebrities, politicians, scientists and academics, and also published books, including her best-selling book How to Be a TV News Correspondent.
What was it like working for CNN?
Barbara had a very different job when she first joined the network in 1978.
CNN was a British broadcaster.
There was no English language news.
Barbara had to get her news from American sources.
She was always on the go.
She did a lot of research, she researched the subjects, she interviewed the people.
She read every day, and her knowledge of the American people was always up to date.
She got a lot out of it.
She wrote some books and she got involved in a lot different activities.
RTA 5.0- Why do you consider yourself a writer?
I have always been a writer, I have a love for writing.
I love to talk about ideas, to be challenged, to think about how we can make things better.
RTFG 6.0 What was your first television job?
I was working in the newsroom of CNN when I was 20.
I had just graduated from college.
The editor in charge was very interested in the BBC and said, “Do you want to be a newsreader?”
I was a very young teenager.
I said, I’m happy to work there, I want to make my own career.
RTP 7.0 Why do people watch TV?
TV is the only form of news that has not changed.
The only people who are interested in it are the people who have money and the people that can afford it.
It’s the only medium that allows you to have an audience.
RTC 8.0 Have you changed your profession since you started your TV career?
Yes, I do.
I have become a very, very good broadcaster.
The way I do my job now is that I find a story, I go in and write it.
I’m a very good storyteller.
I like to put the news in the right context.
I do research.
I find people and I ask them questions.
I want the story to be interesting, but it’s not just a news story.
RTS 9.0 How would you describe your job?
It’s very simple.
I tell stories.
I write about people and events, and that’s what I do most of the time.
I make up stories, I change the subject matter.
I can’t help it.
There’s a big story here.
I’ve had a lot more time in the last few years to think.
RTHN 10.0 Who is your favourite TV journalist and why?
I’m very fond of Richard Evans.
He’s an extraordinary journalist.
He has a lot to say, he’s an amazing writer.
RTM 11.0 Do you watch TV news on a regular basis?
I watch CNN, I watch ABC, I’ve been watching CNN for 20 years, and I still watch it.
When I’m doing interviews, I try to do as many as I can.
It helps me to write better, to have a more complete story.
I get very much out of doing that.
RTTF 12.0 Which TV news channels are you interested in?
I don’t know, but I’ve always liked Fox News.
It doesn’t matter what I read, I read Fox.
I would say CNN is the best channel.
RTRT 13.0 If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be?
It would be the fact that you can’t change anything about your life.
I work very, well, hard to make things right, and when I’m in a position of responsibility, I can change it.
RPTT 14.0 Does your work reflect your personal beliefs? Yes I