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Barbara Bailey is a native of Harlan, Kentucky, and a graduate of Harlan High School and the University of Kentucky. While attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky, she was also a teaching assistant there. Prior to her work in television, Barbara was a general assignment reporter for The Harlan Daily Enterprise and also taught journalism at Asbury College.
In 1979, she began her career at WKYT-TV and has been a reporter, producer and anchor at the CBS affiliate ever since. She currently co-anchors WKYT Midmorning (at 10am) and WKYT News at Noon.
She has been an active community volunteer serving on many community boards, including the Ronald McDonald House, Center for Women, Children and Families, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of America, Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, Leadership Lexington, special appointment to the Chamber of Commerce, Bluegrass Tomorrow, Junior League of Lexington, Kentucky Humanities Council, American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Chi Omega Advisory Board and St. Agnes House.
Barbara is married to Roger Cowden. They have two children, Courtney Cowden Woomer and Clark Cowden, and granddaughters Callie and Caroline Woomer.