After more than a decade of experience as a print and broadcast journalist around New York State and its beautiful Hudson Valley, freelance writer Barbara Reina has combined her down to earth skills as a reporter with her vivid imagination to create her first novel,
Two Husbands-One Wife.
She continues to be happily married to her one and only love, Vincent, since 1999.
A native New Yorker, the youngest of three children born and raised in the town of Saugerties, Barbara's large and colorful view of the world and the many personalities she has met along the way have infused her characters with realism in the bold and expansive world of science fiction.
A home-grown Saugertiesian, she grew-up on Austin Avenue in Barclay Heights. Her father worked at IBM in Kingston and her mother owned Saugerties Fitness Center in the village.
Barbara started her writing career in 1984 as a news intern at WDST 100.1 FM. She then worked as a newscaster/reporter for OK-100/WKRT, Cortland, while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Radio/Television Communications with a minor in Journalism at SUNY Cortland.
Upon graduation, she was hired as News Director at WZOZ FM, Oneonta. She was also a newscaster/reporter for WKOJ FM, Middletown
and a print reporter for The Wallkill Valley Times, The Daily Freeman and Register-Star.
Her first documentary, The Long-Lost Limericks of Harold Van Santvoord was released in March of 2016. The documentary includes narration by celebrated actor/playwright Stephen Lang and a visit to The School | Jack Shainman Gallery, an internationally-acclaimed art gallery.
Barbara is combining her writing and video skills to produce documentaries, commercials, infomercials, host reels, promotional, educational and realty videos.
Barbara Reina Productions, LLC was formed in April of 2016.
You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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