When I come home after a hard day of work, sometimes I turn on the old HD boob tube to catch some story about murder in NE Portland. Nothing too serious, just some light mischief going on around Killingsworth. A couple of times I have made the mistake of leaving the tv after fully powering it on. I have no idea what news channel is coming because of a commercial break. Then I hear that satanic KGW intro and her voice.
It would be very difficult to describe Tracy Barry as an evil, human-hating Velociraptor… oh, hmm, that wasn’t so hard! With a slightly sweet cackle, she turns even the worst kitten killer into a saint. I don’t know how this human being can manipulate words like “burned to death”, “puppies drowned” and “company doesn’t recycle” into sweet soulful music. She does though… and she enjoys it.
My favorite contributors* towards this vixen of vile actually fear for their lives. I have seen Zaffino flinch when she asked, “So, Matt, is it still going to rain or will we finally get that sunshine?”. If Zaffino didn’t provide a break from crappy weather, I’m sure she would disembowel him. When super hot new reporter, Katherine Cook joined the KGW 8 team, Barry felt threatened. She immediately caused a tree lighting festival so Cook would have to cover that lame story.
PLEASE, don’t die in a horrible car accident… because that means Barry is going to get you.
* Joe Donolon & Matt Zaffino