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Barbara Besteni

Senior Editor

After spending most of my career in the television news business, I joined WDW as a senior editor in January of 2020.

I began my career at WABC-TV and Good Morning America in New York before moving to Florida to start my own video production business. The news business lured me back, and I worked at both NBC 6 and WPLG in Miami, where I served as managing editor for their local news websites. I also helped launch the Telemundo local news websites and served as the managing editor for five of the network’s US markets.

One of my career highlights was producing and editing content for NBCOlympics.com at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

I am a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, where I majored in Broadcast Journalism.

I currently live in Miramar, FL, with my partner of 25 years.

My passion for travel has taken me around the world. I am an avid cyclist and former marathon runner. I love animals, play guitar, and hope to have my first book ready for publication by the end of 2021.