Name: Dana Barker
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