Faye Barker

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Faye Barker
OccupationJournalist and presenter
Years active1996–present

Faye Barker is an English journalist and presenter employed by ITN.


She began her career at the London-based European Business News, an affiliate of CNBC, in October 1996.[1]

After becoming a production journalist for ITN in 1999, she later made her on-screen TV debut for 5 News on Channel 5, where she was a presenter and reporter.

In 2001, she landed a presenting job for the regional evening news magazine Calendar on ITV Yorkshire.

From 2003 until 2005, she reported for Package Holiday Undercover on ITV. In 2004 she narrated the documentary series St Jimmys.

In 2005, Barker became a freelancer - appearing on the ITV News at 5:30, ITV News Channel, ITV News London, Setanta Sports News, Sky News and 5 News.

On 23 December 2005, she and Owen Thomas presented the final broadcast on the ITV News Channel.

In Autumn 2007 she made a cameo appearance playing a journalist in episode two of the ITV drama Whistleblowers.

On 12 January 2009 she was appointed the main newscaster of the ITV News at 5:30 on ITV.[2][3] She presented her final programme on 14 December 2012.

Additionally she would present three short opts which air as part of GMTV (now Good Morning Britain) for ITV News London on ITV London - a role of which she continues.

Personal life[edit]

Barker is married and her wedding took place at Bickleigh Castle, Devon, in 2007.[4] In February 2010 she gave birth to her first child, a daughter. Her second child, and second daughter, was born during the summer of 2013.[5]

Faye has also done a certain amount of work for charity including presenting fashion shows for cancer charities. She was also part of the on-screen team at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam in 2006.[6]


  1. ^ Faye Barker – Q & As TV Newsroom
  2. ^ Faye Barker to front ITV's morning news bulletin Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine., PressGazette.co.uk, 8 January 2009
  3. ^ Faye Barker To Present ITV Morning News, ITN, 2009
  4. ^ "TV wedding in Exe Valley". The West Country. Archived from the original on 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ https://fayebarker.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/new-age-ratings-pilot-for-music-videos-but-can-we-really-control-what-kids-watch-online/
  6. ^ International Broadcasting Convention 2006

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