She is most notable as the host of Coast to Coast AM on Saturday nights from about 2000 until about 2003, alternating with George Noory, but has also been a long-time host of her own show on KSFO (AM). She occasionally hosted the show on other nights as well, but has not hosted since 2004 or early 2005. As a substitute for the show's founder and current weekend host, Art Bell, Simpson was known for her conservative political views. As of 2006, she also writes a commentary column entitled "The Babe In The Bunker" for the conservative online news site WorldNetDaily. Currently, Barbara, "The Babe in the Bunker," is on KSFO Saturdays and Sundays with frequent weekday fill-in appearances. Read Full Bio >>
As a television newsperson, Ms. Simpson anchored The 10 O'clock News on KTVU-Channel 2/Oakland for nine years, winning two Emmys in the process. For two years, she anchored the original 2 at Noon show on KTVU and moderated a town hall program for KQED-TV/Public Television in San Francisco. As anchor, she helped launch the evening news at KOFY-TV 20/San Francisco.
In Los Angeles, Barbara Simpson anchored the 10PM News and did investigative reporting for KTTV-Channel 11. She then moved to KNXT (now KCBS-TV), where she was a field reporter and specialist covering the school busing trial as well as a program host and news anchor. She also guest hosted on GOOD MORNING L.A. for KABC-TV.
Her work in LA included radio as well, as a talk show host and specialty reporter for KABC and KFI. Barbara Simpson wrote, produced and hosted daily environmental reports for CBS Network Radio.
Her columns on political/social issues have been appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Contra Costa Times, Los Angeles Daily News, San Diego Union Tribune, Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis News. Barbara Simpson also writes a weekly column for World Net Daily.Com which runs every Monday. All of her columns are available in the World Net Daily.Com archive.
As Public Relations Director for The Cousteau Society, she helped design and coordinate a worldwide petition campaign. In California she handled media for the successful No on 8, No on 224 and No on 185 Initiative Campaigns, was News Bureau Director for the award-winning "Californians Against Utility Company Abuse" campaign and was Media Director for "Californians Against Hidden Taxes."
Her company, Blue Shadow Productions, does media consulting for politics, business and the environment.
Among her many professional honors, she won the "Golden Medallion" from the California State Bar for her TV work. She was named "Woman of the Year" in TV by the Northern California Chapter of the American Women in Radio and Television, as well as a Kudo Award for her KSFO talk radio program. She has also been honored by the National Commission on Working Women, the Peninsula Press Club, Oakland Business and Professional Women and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith.
She is an experienced markswoman and has taught at Michigan State University. << Less Bio