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About Barbi

A member of the Radio and Television Academy, Barbi is an Emmy-nominated television producer and host, journalist and marketing/communications professional.

Her Santa Monica-based, award-winning firm, BBPR, Inc. has been in business for more than 20 years, with major focus on health, public education, non-profit, consumer, food, wine hospitality and edu-tainment  industries.

She created the television show “Secret Family Recipes,” which made its Southern California debut on CityTV Santa Monica. The first show to air won a regional programming award.

Barbi also wrote and produced the award-winning show “Healthy Living TV,” a ½ hour, weekly field-produced series that aired on local CBS affiliate Channel 2 in the Palm Springs,  right before national program “60 Minutes.”

In addition, Barbi and her team produced “Coffee Break,” a weekly, live, in-studio show that ran for 5 years, airing on CityTV Santa Monica, produced for Saint John’s Health Center.  Barbi also hosted and co-produced the cooking show “Santa Monica’s Family Favorites,” airing on City TV Santa Monica.

For two years Barbi wrote a weekly food and spirits column, “Good Taste Santa Monica” for surfsantamonica.com. Currently she writes “The Weekly Hot Flash” for the Santa Monica Mirror. Her newest endeavor is the hot new blog, “Good Taste LA.”

Barbi is an accomplished cook and wine collector. She also practices yoga and meditates on a daily basis.  She loves to travel, shop, eat, drink martinis (Grey Goose Citron with a twist and 3 olives), write, laugh and sleep, and has a passionate love of animals.  She works in and loves the city of Santa Monica.