~ 2018 ~
Best Local Investigative Reporter
KRQE News 13
The joke among business owners and politicians is If Larry Barker is walking in the front door with a TV crew quickly exit out the back door. The reference is to Barker’s hardcore forays into investigative stories many of which lead to on-camera interviews that lead to people trying to avoid the truth or worse avoiding or angrily denouncing the mild-mannered reporter’s questions. His cameraman-in-tow style however has won Barker legions of fans—and countless victories for justice when wrongdoings get outed through his investigations (some of which take a year or more to complete).