Alice Barr joined NBC DFW in May 2016 as a general assignment reporter. She comes to North Texas from Houston, where she reported for KHOU11 News. While there, Alice won an Emmy for her piece on a local activist who gained a new perspective going through police shoot-don't-shoot training.
Before hitching her wagon to the Lone Star State, Alice worked at KCTV5 in Kansas City, covering a range of topics from severe weather to local politics.
Before KC, Alice worked as a reporter and anchor at KGAN in Cedar Rapids, IA. Her time there lined up with the Iowa caucuses and Alice enjoyed seeing grassroots politics up close and interviewing presidential candidates.
Alice got her start at WIFR in Rockford, IL, where she did it all: reporting, anchoring, producing, shooting video and editing. It was the perfect place to learn the news business and a quick drive from Chicago, home of Alice’s alma mater, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Alice also has experience working in national newsrooms. She worked as a desk assistant at ABC News Nightline, and interned there during Ted Koppel's last year with the program. Koppel is one of her news heroes.
Alice also interned for CNN, National Geographic and documentary filmmakers Steve James and Peter Gilbert.
While still in college, Alice co-produced an award-winning documentary on the city of Chicago's plans to tear down the infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects and replace them with mixed-income housing.
Alice grew up in Bethesda, MD, just outside Washington, DC. She’s excited to call DFW home now, to explore the Metroplex with her soon-to-be husband, and to tell your stories!