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Felicity Barr trained as a journalist at 2-Ten FM, before she specialised in sports reporting, covering events in sport since 1994 when she worked as a freelance journalist.


Five years after starting in radio, Felicity Barr transferred to television and in 1996 joined Meridian Broadcasting as presenter for sports programme A406.

Felicity Barr moved to the London News Network in 1999, covering sporting events and she also presented LWT’s Goals Extra programme. Felicity Barr joined ITV News in 2001 as its first ever female sports correspondent. Her first major assignment was covering the Wimbledon tennis tournament. During her time at ITV News, her role was extended to a relief newsreader on weekends and the ITV Lunchtime and Evening News. In August 2004, Felicity Barr covered the Olympic Games live from Athens.

Until January 2006, Felicity Barr combined her role as sports presenter on the News At Ten Thirty with Trevor McDonald, with her duties as a newsreader on the now defunct ITV News Channel, anchoring weekdays with Steve Scott. Felicity Barr regularly anchored live from key locations such as Westminster during major stories for both the ITV News Channel and mainstream ITV Bulletins. She was also a regular guest on Richard & Judy on Channel 4.

Al Jazeera English launched on 15 November 2006 and Felicity Barr is a London news-anchor for its flagship Newshour programme. She presents the mid-week late afternoon and evening news and conducts links with correspondents in Europe. In November 2008, Felicity Barr anchored the US Election on location in Ohio. She has presented Talk to Al Jazeera, where she was one of the first TV journalists to interview the freed FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt. Felicity Barr has also hosted The Listening Post, Al Jazeera’s media-analysis programme.

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