Barry Kriger first came to work for 22News in June of 1982. Barry’s over 37-year career at 22News was interrupted by a three-year stint of anchoring and reporting at WPRI-TV in East Providence, Rhode Island. Currently, he is an “anchor emeritus” for the station serving as a public service ambassador and assisting with special News projects.
Since returning to 22News in 1998, Barry has garnered four Associated Press Awards for excellence in reporting breaking news, and he has been part of the team recognized with three Emmy Awards for coverage of the June 1, 2011 tornado and its 1-year anniversary, and for 22News’ Live Coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing.
Over the years, Barry has been involved in numerous community and charitable efforts throughout the Pioneer Valley. He has dedicated his time to support the fight against cancer, fundraising for Alzheimer’s research, MS, the American Lung Association, The USO, and Rachel’s Table. He frequently serves as a “toastmaster,” emceeing functions for many local civic organizations.
Barry loves western Massachusetts. He’s here because he loves living here. Barry enjoys meeting the “100,000 friends he hasn’t met yet, one at a time.”