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Still Crazy After All These Years

by Tracy Barry

Bio | Email | Follow: @tracybarrynews

Posted on November 23, 2005 at 4:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:34 PM

This fall marks my 20th anniversary at KGW. Wow.

I don't know about you but I never thought that would happen. I can remember being on KXL with my colleagues Shirley Hancock and Julie Emry at least 15 years ago. CBS had just come out with a survey that showed only 1 percent of the women on-air in television news were over the age of 40! I've beat that by a few years. Okay, more than a few.

The big story back then was the Bhagwan and the red clad Rajneeshees. I remember standing on a freezing tarmac at PDX as the Bhagwan boarded a plane and left the United States for the last time headed for India. What a wild tale that was. Back then we were worried about the children of cocaine. That has given way to the children of Meth. What's that saying about the more things change the more they stay the same?

So six News Directors and as many co-anchors later I am still delighted to be here. I know I have you to thank for that. You have been my harshest critics and greatest supporters as I made Portland my home, married, became a mother x2 and grew older with you. I am not convinced that you want to hear even more from me on a blog... but I would love to hear from you. Let's talk. And as always, thanks for watching.

Tracy Barry