Carol Barnes Bio, ITV, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Carol Barnes?

British, Anchor and Reporter, Carol Barnes , worked with ITV where she served the station as a newsreader and broadcaster. She worked with the station from 1975 to 2004.

Carol Barnes
Carol Barnes

Carol Barnes Date of Birth / Age

Barnes was 63 years as of 2008 when she passed away.

Carol Barnes Height

Barnes height was 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Carol Barnes Parents and Siblings

Barnes was born and raised in Norwich. She managed to keep information on her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information on her family once it becomes available to the public.

Carol Barnes Spouse / Husband

Barnes was married to Denis MacShane, from 1974 to 1980.

Carol Barnes Kids / Children

Barnes had been blessed with two children. The eldest, Clare, was from her six-year relationship with Denis MacShane, later Secretary of State for Labor. Clare Barnes was given birth in 1979 and died in March 2004 at the age of 24. She died in a skydiving accident over Barwon Heads, southwest of Melbourne, Australia. Their son James was born the year 1982.

Carol Barnes Education

Barnes studied at  St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls, Tulse Hill, London. She later went to study for  A levels at a local college of further education. Carol graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in English, French, and Spanish. She then did a postgraduate teaching diploma (PGCE) at the University of Birmingham.

Carol Barnes Career

Barnes began her professional life as a wrestling coach but decided to pursue a career in the media and has held various positions.  Including public relations manager at London’s Royal Court Theater and assistant editor of Time Out magazine. Before moving into broadcasting and independent news worked. She was an early member of the news team when LBC radio started in 1973. Then worked as a reporter for BBC Radio 4 for a year before joining ITN in 1975. As an ITN reporter, she covered the riots in Northern Ireland, the return of Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, and the Brixton riots in 1981. She rose to prominence as an ITN midday news reporter in the late 1970s. This was her first appearance as the anchor came in March 1980, when she began alternating with Michael Nicholson as anchor of the 5:45 News.

Barnes was a regular presenter of ITN Lunchtime News and ITN Weekend Newscasts from July 1985 to March 1989 and again between January 1991 and 1998. She was now the first presenter on Channel 4’s daily breakfast program Carol left ITN in 1999 and returned in 2003 to work on her short-lived 24-hour news channel ITV before returning to the game show Countdown to the Next Years in 2004, appearing on 23 programs in 2001. Between 1999 and 2001 he appeared occasionally as a reporter on Channel 4’s breakfast show The Big Breakfast (the show replaced The Channel Four Daily, on which Barnes appeared).

How Much Does Carol Barnes Earn?

Barnes earned an annual salary that ranged from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Carol Barnes Worth?

Having worked as a broadcaster, Barnes accumulated a net worth that ranged from $3 million to $7 million.

Carol Barnes later life and Death

On 18 January 2008, Barnes Saving presented Ed Mitchell on ITV1, a show about his former colleague Ed Mitchell’s descent into alcoholism.  March 4, 2008, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported that she had suffered a fatal stroke that left her in a coma. His doctors did not expect him to recover, and many of his closest friends expressed the same concerns. His son James gave doctors permission to turn off his life support after warning him there was no reasonable hope for recovery. As Barnes lay dying in hospital, his London flat was broken into.

After Barnes’ death, The Argus newspaper in Brighton, where she lived for several years, decided to name the Brave Child of the Year award after her. The Carol Barnes Courageous Child of the Year Award is one of around 20 awards presented to Sussex’s unsung but famous heroes at an annual ceremony hosted by the newspaper.