Barbara Hamm Lee

Meet Barbara

Barbara Hamm Lee is the Executive Producer and Host of Another View, a weekly call-in talk show that “discusses today’s issues from an African American perspective”.  She is also the owner of Sharing Info, LLC., a media/communications consulting company.  She has held the position of Project Director for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ African American Public Radio Stations Initiative, consulting with 26 African American public radio stations on compliance, governance, development, programming and community engagement.  For eleven years, Barbara held a variety of leadership positions with WHRO Public Media.

Prior to her work with WHRO, Barbara held management positions with Communications Technologies, Inc.; Prince Georges County, Maryland Police Department and Hamm and Fox Communications.  Most of Barbara’s career has been spent in television news management including News Director for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA; KYW-TV, Philadelphia; WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.; Black Entertainment Television; WJZ-TV and WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland. She has also served as an adjunct journalism professor for Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University.  Barbara currently serves as  Chair, YWCA, South Hampton Roads Board of Directors; Former Chair, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority;  Immediate Past Chair of the Norfolk Education Foundation Board of Directors; and board member of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC), Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation Board and Bennett College Alumnae Association, Tidewater Chapter.

Barbara has been recognized for her work in the community, including being named by the YWCA-SHR as a 2010 Woman of Distinction; a Woman of Courage, Confidence and Character Award and a Famous Former Girl Scout Award, both from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast; the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award, both from the Urban League of Hampton Roads.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland Barbara is married to Maxie Lee, has a daughter, stepdaughter and a granddaughter, and loves to spend time with family and friends.  She is a graduate of Bennett College (Summa Cum Laude), and attends First Baptist Church, Berkley.