Barbara Schwarz

barbaraschwarz Barbara Schwarz  Barbara was nearing her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UTD when she took a video production class and knew she had to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.  That led to an internship at KERA TV.  Barbara has been an associate producer at KDFW, a traffic reporter spotting congestion twice a day from Reunion Tower.  She’s run cameras and directed cable TV shows and lugged video cables at the Mesquite Rodeo.   Barbara was the only local broadcast reporter in New York on 9/11 and covered the disaster.

Barbara joined KRLD in 2001.  Her work on features and series, covering everything from capital punishment to breast cancer to cowgirls, have won over a dozen awards. More recently, Barbara’s weekly environmental story, The Greener Side was named best specialty report by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

A few fun facts: Barbara is a native Dallasite and first generation American.  Her parents were forced to flee their native Netherlands and Germany from Nazi persecution.  She’s a huge Mavs fan, voracious reader, avid movie goer and loves cats and horses.

Contact Barbara at Bhschwarz@cbs.com

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Revered Texas Newswoman Linda Ellerbee Retires

A revered TV newswoman from Texas is calling it quits after a storied career. She spoke to KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz about her career and the state of news in America.

12/02/2015

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Super PAC Formed For Perry For President

Group wants to get Perry on the ballot in Southern states that have primaries in March…like Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

11/26/2015

(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Layout Of Rockwall Ideal For Trialthlons

The layout of Rockwall makes it an ideal choice for triathlons.

07/17/2015

A teenager looks down at her cell phone to read a text message as she drives. (credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Texas House Passes Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving

For the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.

03/26/2015

(Photo by Emily Trube/KRLD)

China Town Thriving In Richardson

DFW China Town has been located in Richardson since 1985.

03/20/2015

(credit: City of McKinney)

Revisiting McKinney’s Historic Homes

Some of the oldest homes in Texas are located right here in McKinney. KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz takes us to Chestnut Square, where a number of historic homes have been built or relocated since the early 1870’s.

11/13/2014

The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Victim’s Family Speaks Out After Former Carthage Mortician Bernie Tiede Set Free

The former Carthage, Texas undertaker, who’s served 17-years of a life sentence for killing wealthy East Texas widow Marjorie Nugent is being released.

05/07/2014

(Credit: Beaumont Ranch)

A Western Playground At Beaumont Ranch

KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz spent the day at Beaumont Ranch in Grandview, a sprawling 800 acre guest ranch with a wedding chapel and a…jail?

05/02/2014

(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas CPR Instructor Uses Skills To Save Puppy

The first time a CPR instructor in Texas ever used her training on a living being turned out to be at home with a four-legged friend. It worked.

03/25/2014

White Rock Lake (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Is The ‘Lady Of The Lake’ In East Dallas?

An old East Dallas legend holds that one North Texas lake has it’s own ghost. KRLD’s Barbara Schwarz takes us behind the story of the ghost on White Rock Lake.

03/20/2014

(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

iFly Brings Indoor Skydiving To Frisco

Have you always wanted to skydive, but hate the risk? Whether your 3 or 103, there’s a place in Frisco that might be right for you.

01/30/2014

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on May 28, 2009 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

G.W. Bush Speaking At Messianic Jewish Event In Dallas

Former President George W. Bush is speaking tonight at a fundraiser for a group that aims to persuade Jewish people to accept Jesus as their savior… and not everyone is on board.

KRLD–11/14/2013

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