Barbara Merckx was born and raised in Norman. A “Boomerang Oklahoman”, she’s moved away and come back home again three times for college and work.
An award winning Executive Producer, Barbara is the recipient of 6 Emmy Awards, a National Gracie Award, and several awards from the Oklahoma and Texas Associated Press and Association of Broadcasters. Barbara has worked in TV News at stations in Oklahoma City, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth. She’s responsible for all aspects of the Discover Oklahoma department. From writing and producing the show, to story selection, determining where the show is hosted, cultivating relations with broadcasting stations and plenty of paperwork and reports back in the office. Of all the positions she’s held in TV, Discover Oklahoma is her favorite, by far.
Barbara lives in Norman with her husband, their daughter and two chocolate Labs.