|Birthname||Edmund Asa Barker|
|born on||18 August 1927 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )|
|Place||San Antonio, Texas, 29n25, 98w30|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°02' 14°28 Asc. 13°02'|
American television reporter in Dallas, Texas, perhaps best known for being the first newsman to report the death of President John F. Kennedy, and his interview with Marina Oswald.
Barker began his radio career in 1943. He later went to Dallas' KRLD (now KDFW), where in 1963, he was covering the visit of President Kennedy to Dallas. After the assassination, he was first to report the president's death on CBS, 5 minutes before the network feed, and Walter Cronkite's famous flash.
Later, he secured the first interview with Marina Oswald, the wife of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
Barker died on 23 July 2012 in Dallas, of natural causes, aged 84.
- associate relationship with Mortality: Assassination of John F. Kennedy (born 22 November 1963). Notes: First newsman to report the death of JFK
Birth certificate in hand, provided by Sy Scholfield.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
- Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor