Barry Nolan

Barry Nolan


Barry Nolan is a is a highly seasoned, award winning television and communications professional who produces content for a wide variety of electronic and print media. He also develops and implements communications strategies that are honest, powerful and effective and conducts media training based on his extensive real world experience on both sides of the camera. He is the winner of 6 Emmys, including awards for hosting, producing and commentary, a Gabriel Award, an Iris Award and a Los Angeles Press Club award.  His background includes a distinguished career as a host, an investigative reporter, and executive producer. He also has Capitol Hill and political campaign experience.

Work History

Work History


"Over the Edge" - ABC

"Over the Edge" was a prime time ABC network reality program, that featured stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. On location assignments ranged from an adventure travel program that featured a round of golf at the North Pole, to a Silver Lake, CA citizens crime stopper program that addressed a rising problem with "crack houses." 

Communications/Writing/Media Consulting



Political and communications consulting for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-14). Responsibilities include developing strategies and media opportunities that will assist in achieving policy and legislative goals, writing speeches, op-eds and developing talking points, assisting at press events, keeping the Congresswoman advised of significant breaking news and news developments that may call for an instant response.


 A weekly column in Boston Magazine on-line that exames the intersection of economics and real life.


A regular panelist for CNBC's "Kudlow Report"


A regular panelist on the National Public Radio program "Says You" a program that has been praised by both the New York Times and Time Magazine.

Mar 2011 - Sep 2011


"No Way Out But One" - A Documentary Film

"No Way Out But One" is an independently produced documentary film that tells the story of Holly Collins, the first American to ever be granted asylum by the government of the Netherlands as a result of domestic violence. Believing she had no other choice, Ms. Collins kidnapped her own children to save them from a life of abuse. She left everyone and everything she knew behind and became an International fugitive, hunted by the FBI.  The film also examines the much larger issue of the family court system, and what many feel is its failure to adequately protect children from physical and sexual abuse. Post production on the film has just finished.

The role of producer/writer involved raising funds, developing a web site and press materials, conducting extensive research, collecting records including a successful FOIA request for FBI records, budgeting, and field producing.

Feb 2009 - Jan 2011

Communications Director - Joint Economic Committee

United States Senate - Senior Staff

Responsibilities included: assisting the Chairman and Executive Director of the Congressional JointEconomic Committee in developing communication strategies, assisting the Executive Director with planning for Committee hearings, reports, andevents, identifying new opportunities for JEC to enhance relevance to the press and to membersof Congress. Also responsible for researching and writing speeches, talking points and Op-Eds, and translating criticalbut at times excruciatingly complex economic issues into plain, accessible and compelling English.

May 2003 - May 2008

Host/Executive Producer of News and Entertainment Programs

CN-8/The Comcast Network

Host and Executive Producer of "Nitebeat" - a studio based talk show that covered a wide range

of social issues,  politics, and pop culture. The show featured interviews with Presidential candidates, thought leaders and film stars as well as stories on new advances in science and medicine, and issues in religion and philosophy.

Host and Executive Producer of "Backstage" - a one hour entertainment magazine that featured entertainment news, live musical performances, celebrity interviews and behind the scenes stories.

Excutive Producer of "Newsmakers" - a half-hour studio based program featuring interviews with variety of national, state and local leaders.

Mar 2000 - May 2003

Senior Correspondent

"EXTRA!" - Warner Brothers Syndication

Reported on and produced a wide variety of stories, from 9-11 and its aftermath, to red carpet premieres in NY, Hollywood and London. And from gritty expose's of conmen and crooks, to glittering celebrity packed awards shows.

Mar 1990 - Sep 1999


"Hard Copy" - Paramount Television Syndication

"Hard Copy" covered a vast array of subjects around world, including high profile interviews with everyone from Boris Yeltsin to Monica Lewinsky. Assignment included on scene reporting of  major news events such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the Northridge Quake, the Malibu Firestorms,  the L.A. riots, Waco and the O. J. Simpson trial.

Sep 1989 - Mar 1990


"Beyond Tomorrow" - Fox Television

"Beyond Tomorrow" was a magazine show that featured segments on promising  technological advances, solutions to environemtal issues, and new high tech consumer products. On location assingments ranged from an Orangutan rehabilitation project in Borneo, to bio-remediation of the Valdez oil spill.

1980 - 1989


"Evening Magazine" - WBZ-TV/Westinghouse

Co-host of the enormously popular "Evening Magazine". Fronted, field produced, and wrote stores throughout New England and around the world.


1969 - 1970

Graduate Studies

University of Tenn.
1965 - 1969


University of Tenn