Byron Barnett joined 7NEWS in April 1983. During his many years with 7NEWS, Byron has covered a wide range of major stories of both local and national interest.
Before joining 7NEWS, Byron worked as the Minneapolis City Hall reporter for KSTP-TV (ABC) in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Barnett won the Minnesota Page One Spot News Award for a story about a firefighter who died in the line of duty. The Minnesota chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalism association, sponsored the competition.
Barnett is graduate of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism.
Byron was born and raised in Minneapolis. He currently resides in Norfolk County, Mass. with his wife and their three children.
GET TO KNOW BYRON
TV show I never miss - Mad Men
Song that gets me dancing - Back in Love Again by LTD
Alma mater - University of Minnesota...Big Ten - Go Gophers!
First concert I ever attended - Jimi Hendrix
Favorite place I've traveled - Paris and the South of France
Childhood hero - MLK, Bill Cosby, John Glenn
Best season - Fall
Last meal on earth - Traditional Thanksgiving dinner
Movie that makes me cry - "Gorgo"... a horror movie that scared me when I was a kid. I cried in front of my friends. It was very embarrassing.
Movie I've watched over and over - The Godfather Series
I'm known for - Being midwestern polite.