Dave Barrett

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Dave Barrett joined CBS News, Radio in February, 2001.

He anchors hourly newscasts, updates, Spectrum newsbriefs and provides sound-intensive production pieces for use on CBS broadcasts. Barrett has covered two of his ten Olympics assignments while at CBS News.

From 1998-2001, Barrett was News Director for the Fox News Radio Network. Prior to that, he spent a storied 15 years at ABC Radio News, where he covered everything from political conventions and hurricanes to the Olympics.

Barrett has been to the Persian Gulf region twice. He was based in Bahrain during Operation Earnest Will (1988), where oil tankers transiting the Gulf were escorted to and from Kuwait. He also covered the allied buildup in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield in 1990.

During 1993 and 1994, Barrett journeyed to ESPN Radio, where he worked as a commentator for several major sporting events, including Super Bowls, the NCAA Final Four, the British Open, Wimbledon, the NBA Finals and the Kentucky Derby. He returned to ABC News in 1994.

In 1981, Barrett ran the Washington, DC bureau of the San Francisco-based Pacific News Service. Before that, he spent several years in Houston as a sports reporter, a talk show host and a disc jockey. While working in Houston, he was the play-by-play announcer for the Central Hockey League's Houston Apollos and a PA announcer for the Astros, the Rockets, the Houston Oilers, the WHA Houston Aeros and the University of Houston.

In 1998, Barrett won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Sports Reporting for a profile on Tiger Woods. He was also awarded a bronze medal in 1990 from the International Radio Festival for "Apollo 11: A Twenty Year Retrospective." In 1979, he won an AP Award for the Best Sportscast in Texas.

Barrett attended the University of Houston. He resides in Fairfield County, Conn., with his wife, Joyce, and son Luke.