Bailey Barash is an independent documentary maker and journalist. She began her television career as a part-time floor director at an Atlanta NBC affiliate and within a few months moved on to CNN where she was in on the beginning of the first 24-hour cable news network in 1980. Over her 18 – plus year career at CNN she advanced from production assistant to Senior Executive Producer, generating medical, science and technology news, features and documentaries and leading a team of journalists in award-winning programming. She left CNN in 1999 to form her own company, bbarash productions.
Her company produces videos for non-profits, social service agencies and corporations, and her own independent films on issues of aging, public health and health care, racism and social justice. Barash shoots, writes and directs stories she believes must be told.
Winner of 2005 and 2007 CINE Golden Eagle Awards for her independent documentaries Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie and 203 Days respectively, Barash has also been awarded several journalism fellowships, which have allowed her to study and teach journalism and digital storytelling internationally.
Her productions, including the feature-length documentary The AIDS Chronicles – Here to Represent, have screened at film festivals around the world.
Bailey Barash is an Atlanta native. She received her BS degree in Zoology from the University of Georgia and her MSc. degree in Genetics from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.