Poet Bio: Barbara Audet earned degrees from Salisbury University (BA English with Film Concentration, 1984), and Ohio State University (MA, Public Affairs Journalism, Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Journalism, 2000).
She worked as a reporter and executive news producer in the early 1980s at WMDT-TV, a start-up television station on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She became instrumental in the design and formatting of the ABC affiliate's six and 11 o'clock news broadcasts using the then innovative techniques of Electronic News Gathering (ENG). That initial effort won overall news operation awards from both the Associated Press and United Press International. She's held positions as bureau reporter, feature reporter and features editor in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Maine working for Thomson and Ogden Newspapers primarily. Additionally working in master control operation and news production for WRIC-TV8 in Richmond, Va., she was assignment editor and fill-in on-air news anchor/reporter at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, W.Va.
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