Vital stats: Dana Barker

March 2, 2014 

Name: Dana Barker

Age: 34

Job: Software analyst at TSYS (full-time) and various part-time gigs. Fill-in AM/social media meteorologist at WLTZ; Director of Communications for the Columbus Lions; PA announcer and in-house DJ for the Lions and Columbus Cottonmouths; football official for the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Hometown: Born in New Jersey, but grew up in Columbus from age 3

Current home: Smiths Station

Family: Wife, Sarah, elementary school teacher in Auburn

Education: Shaw High School; BA in Communication from CSU; BS in Geosciences/Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State; will graduate this summer with Masters in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State

Favorite book: Anything by Tom Clancy (RIP)

Favorite movie: Tough one, but will go with "Clerks."

Favorite restaurant: Taco Mac (We need one in Columbus!)

Favorite quote: "Always remember that Goliath was a 40-point favorite over David." -- Ralph "Shug" Jordan, former Auburn head football coach

Best concert attended: Incubus and Linkin Park in the rain at Verizon Ampitheatre in Atlanta

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