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
A total of 65 lions, tigers, cheetas, cougars, leopards, lynx, bobcats, and more make their home at In Sync Exotics in Wylie where they’re in the business of rescuing big cats.
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.
Group wants to get Perry on the ballot in Southern states that have primaries in March…like Texas, Alabama and Georgia.
The layout of Rockwall makes it an ideal choice for triathlons.
For the third time, the Texas House has passed a bill outlawing texting while driving.
DFW China Town has been located in Richardson since 1985.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.