"Living and working in San Diego is a dream come true."
For years, Barbara-Lee Edwards charmed Canadian viewers on Winnipeg's CTV, but in her heart, she always wanted to live and work in California. So when News 8 came calling, she packed her bags and headed straight to San Diego. You can find her as co-anchor for News 8 at 5pm, 6:30pm and 11pm every weeknight.
Barbara-Lee also tackles the latest medical issues, breakthroughs and discoveries in her exclusive "Health Alert" reports every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm and Tuesdays at 11pm on News 8.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Barbara-Lee has an Associate of Arts in Drama/Music and a Bachelor's degree in English/History. But it wasn't long before she was bitten by the TV news bug.
While studying broadcast journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Barbara-Lee landed her first job at an AM radio station in Vancouver. But soon television sparked her interest and she got her first TV job at the Global Television station in Vancouver. There, she had a variety of positions including weather and sports anchoring.
In 1994, she moved to the Global affiliate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she did a two-year stint as an anchor/producer. It was there that she met her husband, Curtis, who's a news and sports photographer.
Barbara-Lee's next stop was at the CTV affiliate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she worked her way up to senior news anchor. Then, she and her family made the jump to California - and News 8.
"San Diego is a wonderful, dynamic place. My whole family loves it here - and the weather is great! " says Barbara-Lee. When she's not having fun in the sun, you can find Barbara-Lee lending a helping hand to her favorite charities: The Children's Wish Foundation, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the Breast Cancer Society.
Saturday, May 18 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-18 20:32:14 GMT
Sprinter light-rail trains are scheduled to resume shuttling passengers between Oceanside and Escondido this morning, ending a more than two-month service suspension brought on by
Sprinter light-rail trains are scheduled to resume shuttling passengers between Oceanside and Escondido this morning, ending a more than two-month service suspension brought on by accelerated wear in their braking systems.