Investigative Reporter from 2017-2021
Jody Barr graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism.
He served as an investigative reporter in Cincinnati, OH and Columbia, S.C. before joining KXAN in July, 2017.
While working in Cincinnati, Jody exposed the Queen City’s waste in a city loan program, giving millions of tax dollars away to private businesses after the city failed to make an effort to collect those dollars. Following the murders of 8 members of the same family, Jody’s investigative efforts led to exposing the Pike County Sheriff’s Office’s failure to secure major pieces of evidence in the case.
During his time covering South Carolina’s capital city, Jody’s investigations into the S.C. Speaker of the House ended with Speaker Bobby Harrell resigning from office and criminal charges related to his campaign spending.
Jody’s search for a station dedicated to in-depth and investigative journalism led him to KXAN. Jody is excited about living in Austin with his wife Alison and their two girls, Evelyn and Nora. When he’s not working, Jody can be found in his garage welding and listening to Waylon Jennings.
Jody left KXAN in June 2021