Ellison Barber

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Ellison Barber
Ellison in Colombia.jpg
Barber reporting in Cucuta, Colombia in May 2019.
Born (1989-10-20) October 20, 1989 (age 29)
ResidenceWashington, DC
EducationWofford College [1]

Ellison Litton Barber[1] is an American journalist and Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for Fox News Channel.[2][3][4][5]

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2012.[6]


Barber began her career as a staff writer for the website The Washington Free Beacon, responsible for reporting on the United States Congress. Barber then served as a general assignment reporter and the Prince George's County Deputy Bureau Chief for Washington's CBS affiliate, WUSA.[7] At WUSA, Barber reported on an array of stories,[8][9][10] including the 2015 Washington, D.C., mass killing of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, the March 2016 U.S. Capitol lock-down,[11] and the protests following the shooting of Terrence Sterling.[12][13]

She joined Fox News in April 2017, as a general assignment correspondent.[13][14]

Ellison Barber and her crew at the UNHCR refugee assistance camp in Maicao, Colombia in May 2019.

While at Fox News, she has covered top news stories of the day across both daytime and primetime programming. Barber has reported on the May Day protests against President Trump's executive orders centered on immigration, and extensively covered the Charlottesville car attack for the network.

In 2019, Barber reported on the political turmoil in Venezuela and the resulting refugee crisis in neighboring countries.[15] [16] She and her crew were reporting on the Venezuela-Colombia border when gunfire erupted near the Simón Bolívar International Bridge[17] and a thirty-minute shootout ensued.[18] [19] [20] Barber was also the first reporter for a U.S.-based English-language network to travel to Maicao, Colombia and cover the UNHCR assistance camp set up to help refugees fleeing the political crisis in Venezuela.[21]

Alexander Ovechkin Interview[edit]

While at WUSA, Barber interviewed Washington Capitals' star Alexander Ovechkin during a snow blizzard.[22] The unintentional encounter went viral.[23] [24][25]

Barber is an avid fan of Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.[23]


  1. ^ a b "Wofford College - 2012 Wofford College graduates". Wofford.edu. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  2. ^ Fox News Channel (13 May 2018). "White House faces backlash over comment about McCain".
  3. ^ Fox News Channel (6 April 2018). "Trump administration issues new sanctions on Russia".
  4. ^ Fox News Channel (28 May 2018). "New movement puts more risk into kids playtime".
  5. ^ Fox News Channel (26 December 2017). "Opioids blamed for continued drop in US life expectancy".
  6. ^ "Ellison Barber". Wofford.meritpages.com. 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  7. ^ "Ellison Barber - Prince George's County Deputy Bureau Chief - WUSA9.c…". 22 April 2017. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ TEGNA. "Md. police didn't tell public teen was missing until she was found murdered".
  9. ^ TEGNA. "World's AIDs Day: Remembering Leonard Matlovich".
  10. ^ TEGNA. "Are D.C.'s weed delivery services legal?".
  11. ^ TEGNA. "Suspect in US Capitol shooting identified".
  12. ^ "Hundreds protest DC police fatal shooting".
  13. ^ a b "Ellison Barber".
  14. ^ Facky, I. ".@ellisonbarber is now a @FoxNews correspondent!!#redeye cc @johnnydollar01pic.twitter.com/CGhjqXfmpW".
  15. ^ Miles, Frank (2019-05-06). "Venezuelans risk death trying to cross into Colombia escaping violence, hunger, Fox News finds". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  16. ^ Barber, Ellison (2019-05-08). "Face of Venezuela crisis: Fox News goes inside camp taking in refugees fleeing Maduro regime". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  17. ^ "Shootout rattles nerves near busy Venezuela border bridge". AP NEWS. 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  18. ^ "COL-VEN Border - @ellison.barber". www.instagram.com. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  19. ^ Fox News (2019-05-03), Shots heard near Venezuela-Colombia border, retrieved 2019-05-31
  20. ^ "Venezuelans face dangerous trek into Colombia". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-05-31.
  21. ^ "Crisis in Venezuela: UN sets up refugee camp in Maicao, Colombia". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-08-12.
  22. ^ "TV reporter does story on D.C. snow storm, runs into Alex Ovechkin". NBC Sports Washington. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  23. ^ a b "How WUSA9's Ellison Barber Lucked Into a Man-On-The-Street Interview with Alex Ovechkin". russianmachineneverbreaks.com. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  24. ^ Jan 24, foxsports; ET, 2016 at 10:16a (2016-01-24). "Ovechkin wasn't fazed by snowstorm: 'We're from Russia'". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  25. ^ BroBible. "Unsuspecting Reporter Comes Across Alex Ovechkin Filling His Gas Tank Ahead Of The Blizzard". BroBible. Retrieved 2019-01-25.

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