Errol Barnett Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, Salary, Height, Weight

Errol Barnett the sensational American news anchor was born in Milton Keynes in England on 4th April 1983. The 37-year-old charismatic journalist has work in the news industry all his life, but his teen years were filled with hurdles. He was only ten when the family decided to move to the US due to Barnett’s stepfather’s dispatched to the first Gulf War as an Airforce man.

Errol Barnett Bio: Early Life, Siblings, Parents

Barnett’s teen years see a rocky start after the unfortunate demise of his elder sister. The blow greatly affected the family as his mother fell victim to the clutches of depression and the family was once again stranded as Barnett’s stepfather chose to walk away from them.

The British born boy was left with no choice but to give his all in high school. He actively participated in all the co-curricular activities to keep himself busy.

Errol Barnett Career Details

His active participation leads him to grant a role in a renowned program by Channel One News in Los Angeles which was designed to cater to the Teen audience generally. This golden opportunity gave a kick start to his career at a young age of eighteen years as he was praised by hundreds and thousands of US citizens as his show ran in every household. This was the time of 2001 and today after nearly two decades Barnett has not looked back even once. He has established his remarkable footprint in the field of journalism. In fact, he believes that his real motivation to be something in life was journalism itself.

His luck shined as he got the chance to work with extraordinary journalists like Melissa Knowles, Seth Doane, Maria Menounos, and Gotham Chopra from the start. The dedication of these real-life superstars rubbed off on Barnett to multiply his already spectacular skills as an anchor. He got the opportunity to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, and was awarded a degree in Political Sciences solely from his own pocket as a news reporter.

CNN International recruited Barnett right after he graduated, to work as their correspondent for their newsrooms in multiple countries starting from Atlanta, London, Abu Dhabi, and Johannesburg to even Africa.

He did not limit himself as a newscaster but also played an active role in regulating important matters such as the increasing popularity of social media, the World Future Energy Summit to look for substitutes of nonrenewable energy resources, and the Abu Dhabi Media Summit to name a few. His remarkable reporting during the “Arab Spring” in the Middle East bestowed him with the 2011 Peabody Award as a CNN correspondent.

CNN International also dispatched Errol Barnett for the coverage of their world-famous show “Inside Africa”. Errol reminisces that this particular program allowed him to visit more than twenty countries in a short span of two years was an adventure-packed experience and certainly broaden his horizons as a journalist. In 2015, Barnett’s became a household name as he co-hosted eight live hours a week in CNN’s Weekday Program with Rosemary Church. It was this time that Church’s snide comment about the use of water cannons on protestors make Barnett an internet sensation as he failed to hide his disbelief for a moment to this outrageous suggestion by his co-anchor.

One year later, CBS recruited Errol Barnett to be their Washington DC correspondent for the covering of election 2016 and he made appearances on renowned shows like CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News.

A wide array of local and global stories are reported by Errol Barnett. He managed to report several brave and unique subjects like the time of Hurricane Dorian where he manned through the destructive typhoon to cover the path of its destruction and the tumults consequences left after. In the Illinois arson case in 2019, Barnett got a chance to interview the convicted nine-year-old child’s mother who was charged with the killing of five relatives in their mobile home including 3 minors.

Errol Barnett Dating History And Marriage Details

On 18th May 2019, Errol Barnett and his fiancé of four years Ariana Tolbert said their nuptials in a graceful ceremony in Jamaica. The couple chose the scenic location of Round Hill Resort located in Montego Bay. Their wedding pictures made headlines on social media as the Jamaican aesthetic and serene outdoor shoots add to the charm. The couple resides in New York with their poodle Remy. Remy is a fluff bundle that loves to sit on people’s laps and shower them with his love as he gives company to Ariana when Errol is covering an overseas assignment.


Barnett is an active participant of various noteworthy societies like the Society of Professional Journalist, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Alpha Kappa Psi which is the infamous business fraternity founded in 1904.

As an athlete since his teenage years, Errol still loves to run and train by lifting weights. In a casual interview with Judy Kurtz in 2017, Errol remarked about the importance of breakfast to kick start his day and his fondness for Jellybeans and aversion to popcorns.

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