CBS News Anchor & Correspondent
Anchor/correspondent Errol Barnett is based in New York reporting for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning," and "Face the Nation." He is a regular fill-in anchor for the "CBS Weekend News," "CBS This Morning: Saturday" and the network's streaming platform CBSN.
Initially assigned to the weekend White House beat, Barnett has had regular question and answer exchanges with President Trump on the South Lawn, and aboard Air Force One. He has reported on all major headlines related to the Trump administration from the special counsel probe to legal challenges and Cabinet shake-ups.
Barnett also covers international issues, having reported from Seoul, South Korea on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's meetings with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and was first to report on any CBS platform the disappearance of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Barnett was also sent to Lima, Peru to cover Barack Obama's final overseas trip as President.
Technology is another area of interest for Barnett, having filed reports on artificial intelligence advancements in farming and utility industries, as well as hosting "CBSN: Originals" documentaries on cryptocurrency mining and the growth of eSports.
Before joining CBS News, Barnett anchored weekday editions of "CNN Newsroom" airing on CNN and CNN International where he covered elections in the U.K., protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election.
As a correspondent, the network based Barnett in Johannesburg, South Africa where he covered the death of South African President Nelson Mandela. He also hosted the CNN's weekly documentary series "Inside Africa" for which he reported from 22 countries on the continent in 24 months including Madagascar, Senegal and Tunisia. His work earned the program a Salute to Excellence award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Barnett was also based in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E where he served as a midday anchor and was part of CNN's 2011 Peabody Award winning coverage of the "Arab Spring."
His journalism career began in 2001 at Channel One News, where, at age 18, he was the network's youngest anchor and reporter. Barnett covered the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, then-Sen. Barack Obama's first national speech, and the New England heroin epidemic.
Barnett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a focus on international relations from the University of California, Los Angeles. A native of England, Barnett is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and NABJ, and enjoys spending time with his new puppy and wife.