About

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I am a multi media journalist (MMJ) based in Los Angeles, I have a long and varied experience in television; from serving as a field reporter for radio stations in the Philippines to acting as a Master Control Operator, correspondent, researcher, host and producer for KSCI TV LA18, Southern California’s premier Asian television channel and host for Manila Up International TV Entertainment.

I was a finalist in the 2016 5th Plaridel Awards for journalists covering the Filipino-American community. Currently, I produce my own YouTube show, entitled Effe Barker HUMAN INTEREST, for which I interview people with varied professions such as doctors, janitors, ministers, front desk receptionists and parking attendants. The show has proven to be quite popular, with subscriptions very quickly growing from just eight to nearly 4,000.

Another popular show that I conceived and produced at KSCI was about how older American men reach across the Pacific to seek and often marry younger Filipino women. After receiving one of the best-ever responses from the TV audience, the show went over even better on social media, garnering a record-breaking number of views on YouTube. Here’s link: Filipina Looks & Finds Love Online with Older American

I earned a Bachelors degree in Communications at Silliman University in the Philippines, Master of Education major in Educational Administration at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay Bukidnon, Philippines and a certificate in Journalism from the University of California, Los Angeles.