Barbara-Lee Edwards Biography
Barbara-Lee Edwards is an American journalist who serves as an evening anchor for KFMB-TV in San Diego, California. She has been at the helm of the CBS News 8 anchor desk since 2001, anchoring the 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. newscasts every weeknight.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Career
From breaking news to special assignments, including an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, this multiple Emmy® Award-winning journalists keeps San Diegans informed. In her exclusive “Health Alert” and “What’s Going Around” briefings, she also discusses the most recent medical challenges, advancements, and discoveries.
Barbara-Lee was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/History and an Associate of Arts in Drama/Music. But it didn’t take long for her to catch the TV news bug. Barbara-Lee had her first work at an AM radio station in Vancouver while studying broadcast journalism at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. But television soon piqued her interest, and she earned her first TV job at Vancouver’s Global Television station. She became an anchor/producer for the Global affiliate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in 1994. She met her husband, Curtis, a news and sports photographer, there. Barbara-Lee then moved on to a CTV affiliate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she worked her way up to senior news anchor before moving to California and CBS News 8.
Barbara-Lee has made it her mission to combat breast cancer for more than a decade, partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego. In CBS News 8’s “Breast Cancer Can’t Stop San Diegans” segments, her focus is educating San Diegans about the significance of early detection and the latest in breast cancer research and treatment. Barbara-Lee has been the driving force behind CBS 8’s support of the Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure and Susan G. Komen San Diego 3 Day.
She has been an emcee for the San Diego Race for the Cure and a captain for Team KFMB for more than a decade, as well as a participant in the San Diego 3 Day. Every person she has met and every tale she has heard has left an impression on her. Her participation in both events has resulted in millions of dollars being raised for Susan G. Komen, breast cancer patients and their families, and cure research. “As a health reporter, it’s astounding to learn how many people’s lives have been touched by this disease,” says Barbara-Lee. “As a wife and mother, it’s amazing to see our community come together, and how much fundraising and research is being accomplished right here in San Diego to treat breast cancer…and ultimately find a cure.”
Barbara-Lee is an animal lover as well. She aids the Humane Society in its adoption recruiting efforts and educates the public on how to prevent animal cruelty and neglect as the host of CBS News 8’s Pet Friends and the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA Telethon for the Animals.
This health reporter is an active fitness fanatic who can be found playing tennis, working out, or running. She also appreciates sports, particularly hockey and the Vancouver Canucks, which she supports. Barbara-favorite Lee’s role is being a mother and spending time with her family in San Diego’s North County, where she enjoys the sun and surf. She was born in Canada, but she confesses that San Diego has a special place in her heart, “San Diego is a wonderful, dynamic place, my whole family loves it here, it’s our home.” says Barbara-Lee.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Leaves CBS 8
Barbara-Lee left the her CBS 8 team in October 27th 2021 after nearly 20 years to focus more on her health, She was diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage in December 2020 and she says that the condition was similar to a stroke or an aneurysm.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Age
Edwards likes to keep her personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Height
Edwards stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (1.65m).
Barbara-Lee Edwards Family
Edwards has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Husband
Edwards is happily married to the love of her life Curtis who is a News and Sports photographer. The two met when she moved to Global affiliate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Net Worth
Edwards has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through his career as a Journalist.
Barbara-Lee Edwards Salary
Edwards earns an annual salary ranging between $ 40,000 – $ 110,500.
Barbara-Lee Edwards CBS 8
Edwards works at CBS 8 where she works alongside other famous CBS 8 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Marcella Lee
- Jenny Milkowski
- Heather Myers
- Evan Noorani
- Jesse Pagan
- LaMonica Peters
- Allison Royal
- Shawn Styles
- Karlene Chavis
- Keristen Holmes
- Stella Escobedo
- Carlo Cecchetto
- David Gotfredson
- Jake Garegnani
- Shannon Handy
- Laura Cavanaugh
- Richard Allyn
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Edwards.
|Who is Edwards?
|She is an American journalist
|5 ft 6 in (1.65m)
|$ 40,000 – $ 110,500
|$1 Million – $5 Million