Sheryl Barnhouse

News Director

Phone: 804-393-1443
Email: sbarnhouse@wtvr.com
What is your job?
I am responsible for the news product across all platforms and managing a team of talented and experienced journalists. Our goal is to develop content that connects with our community upholding our commitment to quality and fair journalism to help our viewers make informed decisions. Additionally, to create a positive newsroom culture which encourages innovative thinking, diverse perspectives and empowers everyone to be newsroom leaders.

When did you start working here?
1998 as a Newscast Producer

Where else have you worked?
WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina from 1993-1998

Where did you go to college?
East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mass Communications and English.

Where did you grow up?
Northern Virginia

What are some of the biggest news stories you have covered or led coverage of?
Beltway sniper strikes Richmond suburb Governor McDonnell and wife convicted on federal corruption charges Va. Tech mass shooting Driver plows into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville killing one and injuring 19 Removal of several confederate statues on historic Monument Avenue

What is your philosophy on news?
We provide a powerful vehicle and have an important responsibility to provide facts, not opinions to our viewers, It's important to be right then first. Our credibility and the trust of our viewers is our #1 priority.

What do you love about living here?
People genuinely care about each other and our community. It's a great place to raise a family plus it is close to the big city, mountains and the beach! :)

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