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Barbara McKay

If you’d like to feature Barbara as a guest expert on your radio, podcast, or TV show, or if you’d like a quote or an interview for newspaper or magazine, please complete the “Contact Barbara” form below. Your message will be answered as soon as possible.

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Long Author Bio

Her many years of television, radio, and magazines have made Barbara McKay one of Charlotte’s most popular and recognizable media personalities. For her numerous TV shows and specials, Barbara has traveled the world to interview top newsmakers, major stars in the entertainment industry, and prominent sports figures. After hosting her daily top‑rated show Top O’ the Day for twenty‑three years on CBS affiliate WBTV, Barbara went on to create, executive produce, and host several other lifestyle shows locally, regionally, and nationally.

A wide range of brands and companies have leveraged Barbara’s position as a trusted advisor to her viewers, readers, and social media followers. Recognized for her professionalism and communication expertise, she has served as spokesperson for national and international companies.

Additional highlights in Barbara’s media career include roles in CBS daytime dramas The Guiding Light and As the World Turns, as well as appearances as a lifestyle reporter on nationally televised features. In addition to success in broadcast media, Barbara has also launched and published two successful magazines in the Charlotte market: Barbara McKay’s Premier Bride and Barbara McKay’s Simply the Best.

Thanks to her community activism and philanthropy, Barbara was presented the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award for her contributions and commitment to higher education and for her personal and professional achievements. Barbara shares her personal passions—food, fashion, family, and furry friends—on the digital landscape. She provides a fun and fabulous outlet for trendsetters, animal lovers, and foodies on her website, BarbaraMcKay.com. She can be found on Instagram @simplybarbaramckay.

Short Author Bio

Barbara McKay is the former host of Top O’ the Day, her daily top-rated show that she hosted for twenty-three years before creating, executive producing, and hosting other lifestyle shows locally, regionally, and nationally. She launched two successful magazines in the Charlotte market and shares her passion for food, fashion, family, and furry friends on the digital landscape. Visit her at BarbaraMckay.com and find her on Instagram @simplybarbaramckay.

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Charlotte Media Icon, Barbara McKay, Releases New Food Memoir, “Coming Home”

Barbara McKay, former WBTV personality, is releasing her new food memoir that details life moments and recipes.

Charlotte, N.C. – October 1, 2021 – Barbara McKay, former WBTV personality, announced that she will release her first food memoir, Coming Home: Reflections and Recipes from a Life in the Spotlight, on October 13, 2021, published by SPARK Publications. SPARK Publications is an independent publishing firm that serves entrepreneurs, and Barbara McKay is one of Charlotte’s most popular and recognizable media personalities.

This book showcases her life in the spotlight and the recipes for food (and life) she learned along the way. Her love of food opened doors to travel the world and meet movie stars and royalty, but it also kept her grounded to home and family. Barbara shares her love for food, life, and her deep faith. 

The book includes:
• 272 full-color pages
• Hundreds of full-color photos detailing Barbara’s life and food recipes
• Moments from the spotlight during Barbara McKay’s WBTV days
• Important life events and lessons learned
• 127 recipes

“This book is a compilation and celebration of the many great people I’ve met, the blessings of so many experiences, and the recipes loved and requested by family, friends, and fans.” 

Barbara’s fans and colleagues are already sharing rave reviews for her upcoming book.

“While this appears to be a beautiful book with delectable recipes and stories about Barbara McKay’s incredible career, it’s so much more than that. Coming Home is the primer on
how to live an extraordinary life with grace, wit, charm, style, tenacity, and mountains of hard work. Only Barbara could do it all so beautifully and make it look so darn simple.”
– Laura Vinroot Poole, Owner, Capitol

“Barbara’s story is a joyful, life-affirming reminder that when we share our truest selves with those we love, every meal is a feast. And what a feast these recipes are! Barbara brings her warmth, grace, and generosity of spirit to every page. Passion for life and a boundless faith are her secret ingredients in the kitchen, and everywhere else.”
– Sheri Lynch, syndicated talk show host and author

Readers can purchase her book direct from her website, barbaramckay.com.

About SPARK Publications

Founded by Fabi Preslar, SPARK Publications is an independent publishing firm, serving entrepreneurs in their writing, publishing, designing, and marketing needs. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPARK Publications has accrued more than 250 industry awards and is in its twenty-third year of business.

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