Barker, Eddie

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Barker, Eddie Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°02' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°28 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand, provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor