Atlanta, GA-February 4, 2015— This March, local TV and radio personality and entrepreneur Dana Barrett will become the new host of 11Alive’s Atlanta Tech Edge. 11Alive’s weekly half-hour show Atlanta Tech Edge highlights the latest and most exciting advancements in technology, showcases local tech businesses and their ideas, and offers a revealing look at the fascinating people who are making it all happen in the Atlanta area.
As host of a daily Atlanta radio talk show, Dana Barrett is known for her smart and engaging interview style and her personal approach to broadcasting. As both a serial entrepreneur and corporate executive, Dana possesses a wealth of experience in a variety of industries, including publishing, media and IT. Her corporate experience in the tech sector, where she held positions ranging from Installation Representative and Programmer to Vice President of Technology led to her first entrepreneurial endeavor, DB Consulting, a technology consulting firm focused on web-based business systems. In 2003, Dana transitioned her entrepreneurial energy into the retail sector, opening Coffee Buy the Book in Roswell, Georgia, and launched her book blog and podcast Midtown Review in 2010. Her many and varied business endeavors and experiences made her a natural choice as the new host of Atlanta Tech Edge.
Her love of performing and informing led Dana to focus full time on the media in 2010 when she launched DB Media, LLC, the umbrella company that encompasses Dana’s work in front of the mic and camera as well as behind it. “Radio and television have always been part of what I do”, said Dana. “It was a natural fit to keep it going and use it to promote my bookstore and website.” Dana is a graduate of Cornell University, a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and the Atlanta Press Club.
The world of technology is exploding with new ideas, growing jobs locally at a double digit pace and Atlanta Tech Edge with host Dana Barrett will keep you in the know, profiling successful industry leaders and discussing the market trends and ideas that contribute to their continuing impact.
Dana says, “I have always had a passion for out of the box thinking and creative solutions and that is what technology is all about. Being able to share these stories as part of the Atlanta Tech Edge team is an incredible opportunity.”
Look for Dana Barrett on 11Alive’s Atlanta Tech Edge Sunday Mornings at 11:30am beginning in early March.
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