D.A. Barber Independent Journalist

D.A. Barber’s 30-years as a science/energy business investigative journalist includes both print, and commercial and public radio news in New York, Los Angeles, and Arizona. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Earth Science, Barber moved to Los Angeles where he received a 1981 Los Angeles Press Club Award for his environmental work in the LA Weekly, wrote for a variety of California publications, and produced local and national radio news reports. He also independently produced a public radio documentary on Three Mile Island at KPFK-FM and a weekly environmental public radio news program for two years at KCRW-FM. Barber spent a stint as news director at a New York State commercial radio station and as publisher/editor of weekly and monthly upstate New York publications before moving to Arizona as Program Director for community radio station KXCI-FM. There he produced several weekly radio news programs including an environmental program that aired state-wide in Arizona, and a second radio documentary on the environmental movement that aired nationally on Earth Day 1994. His work also includes co-author of the first edition of Insider’s Guide to Tucson and stints at the University of Arizona news services and the Tucson Chamber of Commerce. Barber's coverage of sub-Saharan Africa development (including the Power Africa and Trade Africa initiatives to develop energy and infrastructure) appears on the business website AFKinsider.com. Prior to that he did a stint as a writer/analyst covering the global solar (PV) industry for EnergyTrend.com. Barber's “beat” also includes tracking energy development, environmental and climate policy and politics in the southwestern U.S.

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