Pat Barry Biography – Pat Barry Wiki
Pat Barry (born Barry Tingley) was a long-time Cincinnati radio-TV personality. He started his broadcasting career in Springfield, Ohio at 16 years old at WIZE-AM radio in 1968 while in high school. He also worked for WLWT-TV, WXIX-TV, Fox Sports Ohio, WLW-AM, WKRC-AM, WMOJ-FM, WSAI-FM, WDJO-FM, WNKR-FM/WNKN-FM, and Hamilton’s old WOKV-FM.
He moved to Cincinnati in 1974 to work at WSAI-AM and left in 1978 to put WOKV on the air in Hamilton. He then left after a year and a half to be program director at a Tampa station for Cincinnati-based Taft Broadcasting station for a year and a half and then to start to working at Q102.
In 1984, after 10 years at Q102 with Jim Fox, Chris O’Brien, Mark Sebastian, Randy Michaels and other raucous rockers, he put on a suit and tie to become WLWT-TV’s primary weatherman at a time when many TV stations used “personalities” instead of meteorologists. Anchors Jerry Springer and Norma Rashid were on the rise for Channel 5, and by 1987 the Springer-Rashid-Barry team was Cincinnati’s top-rated 11 p.m. newscast.
While doing weather at Channel 5 in 1989, the station attempted to capitalize on his popularity with Live on 5, a weekday talk-variety show with newswoman Toria Tolley Hammill airing live from the Westin Hotel atrium. It was quickly canceled due to the large expense of doing a live remote telecast five days a week.
Barry was replaced by meteorologist Joe Lizura in 1989, but was rehired by WLWT-TV in 1991 to stem sliding ratings. He lost his weather gig again in 1994, to meteorologist Tom Burse, but soon resurfaced doing weather on WXIX-TV weekends and mornings, often working with Macke. He also co-anchored Fox Sports Ohio’s Opening Day parade telecasts with Macke for several years, or did interviews for FSO from Findlay Market before the parade.
Barry also did afternoons on WKRC-AM, and fill-in shifts on sister WLW-AM, when Michaels was a Clear Channel corporate executive. In 2011, he joined Radio One’s “Mojo” (WMOJ-FM), followed by a stint at oldies WDJO-AM in 2014.
He spent four years playing oldies, and then quit to play classic country tunes on WNKR-FM in Dry Ridge and sister WNKN-FM in Middletown. He left the country music airwaves to do sales for the station. Barry also used his sales talents to raise money for the 2011 Emmy-winning documentary, Ruth Lyons: First Lady of Broadcasting produced by David Ashbrock and Mark Magistrelli.
Pat Barry Age
He was born Barry Tingley to Lloyd Tingley, a Springfield welder, and Helen Tingley. After his father died in 2004, his mother moved to Cincinnati to be close to Pat. She died in 2012 at age 94. He died on Feb. 20, 2021, at age 69.
Pat Barry Wife
Pat Barry never married.
Pat Barry Family
He was born Barry Tingley to Lloyd Tingley, a Springfield welder, and Helen Tingley. After his father died in 2004, his mother moved to Cincinnati to be close to Pat. She died in 2012 at age 94.
Pat Barry Death
Pat Barry passed away on Feb. 20, 2021, at age 69 from COVID-19. WLWT News 5 Anchor and Reporter Courtis Fuller said in a statement: “Pat loved Cincinnati and the city loved him back. I will always remember his sense of humor and his loyalty to his friends. He was very welcoming to me when I arrived in town 30 some years ago. I had the pleasure of working with Pat for many years. All of us here at WLWT had been keeping him in our prayers during his health challenges. We are saddened by the loss of our friend.”
Retired Reds Hall of Fame legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman said: “I can’t tell you how saddened I am to hear about Pat’s passing. When I think of Pat Barry, I think of a guy always upbeat and always smiling. If you ever needed anything, all you had to do was ask and he’d pitch in, no questions asked. The way he transitioned is not pleasant to think about but we can be secure in the knowledge he is in a better place. Amanda and I will always cherish his friendship.”
Pat Barry Cause of Death
He died of complications from COVID-19. He had been on a ventilator at Christ Hospital all February.
Pat Barry Net Worth
Pat Barry’s net worth is unclear.