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Dana’s Bio

Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 9.58.41 AMHere’s the short story:

Dana Barrett is a Business Commentator, Social Critic, TV & Radio Host,  Occasional Actress and owner of DB Media, LLC.

She is the host of The Dana Barrett Show which airs weekdays at 8AM EST on 1190 AM WAFS in Atlanta (and streams live on Facebook, on TuneIn, and at biz1190.com)

The longer version goes a little something like this:

Dana was born on a cold Friday in March of mumble, mumble Nineteen-something or other.  She was born in Philly and on her third birthday… okay so maybe that version is too long.

Here are the basics:

  • Born in Philadelphia, PA awhile ago.
  • Graduated from Cornell University sometime later.
  • Moved to Atlanta after college.
  • Worked in the Tech Sector after college and held titles that ranged from Installation Representative to Vice President of Technology.
  • Is a serial entrepreneur having owned the tech firm DB Consulting, a bookstore in Roswell, Georgia called Coffee Buy The Book, and  now the media company, DB Media, LLC.  (Creative company names, no?)
  • Has always liked to talk and has done so on the radio since the early 90s including a stint as a traffic reporter on WSB in Atlanta and a long running author interview podcast called Midtown Review.
  • Has always liked the spotlight and has appeared doing stand-up comedy and on community theater stages around Atlanta as well as her more recent foray into TV & Film.
  • On-camera work includes work a stint as host of Atlanta Tech Edge on the Atlanta NBC affiliate, on-going work as a regular host for PR Video, and acting roles in the ID Channel show Swamp Murders, playing Legal Analyst in Season 7 of The Game and the role of Reporter #4 in the Ang Lee movie, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”.
  • Is the single mother of an awesome full grown daughter.
  • Has an adorable dog named Buster.
  • and likes dessert a lot.  Almost as much as wine.

Also of note:

  • The Dana Barrett Show was awarded a 2016 GABBY Merit Award by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for Best Locally Produced Program (Non-News or Sports)
  • Dana is a breast cancer survivor and the official spokesperson for TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
  • In 2017, Dana was recognized by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate, and by the Technology Association of Georgia as Diversity Game Changer.
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