Barry Acton

BarryBioBWWhether you require a shooter, editor, producer, director of photography, or some combination of all of the above, Barry can supply the skills you require for almost any job, in any environment. Hazardous environment training gives him an eye for risk assessment and ensuring safety remains a top priority.

As the first Senior ENG Digital Technician for Global National, Barry has covered events that have taken him all over the world: from Haiti, Afghanistan, Bosnia, China, Thailand, Egypt, and Libya, to covering the Arab Spring uprisings, his unique experiences that have provided many opportunities to build and use his skills while witnessing history in the making. After spending three years on assignment for Global in Asia, Barry returned to Canada to launch a political affairs show in late 2011. The West Block with Tom Clark quickly became Canada’s most watched political affairs show.

With over 25 years of broadcasting experience, Barry has worked in small market and large market, National and International network news, production television, in addition to lending his expertise to a number of charitable NGOs.