As a former colleague of Barbara's during her early new experiences at then KMOX-TV in St Louis, I am deeply saddened to learn of Barbara's passing. Even in the first days of her on-air education, it was clear she had news 'star' qualities. I feel as if I have lost a sister. Rest in peace, lovely lady. You did all who knew you proud.
Rest in Peace. Thank you for using your gift from God and sharing it with us all.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Barbara was a beautiful person with a smile that always warmed the heart and she will be miss!
I was born and raised in Tampa moved to Ky in 2003 loved watching her on tv and remembed her at the gasparilla parades. such a nice lady.my condolances to her family
I lived in Tampa for over 30 years and watched a lot of news folks come and go.
Mrs Callahan was A Class Act, Always a vision of dignity and grace.
As Tampa remains my home in my heart,
and I grew up there, I watched Barbara
all the time on the news. Her warmth and personality were wonderful. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Kathleen K. Castleberry
I grew up in St. Pete, and fondly remember watchin the local news with her. So sorry to hear of her passing.
Dearest Dan and Danny, I loved your mother so much. I wad her replacement when she was pregnant and then again when she moved out of PM Magazine into news. There are no words to express my shock and grief. You and her brothers are in my prayers. She was always so kind and loving to me and I admired her so much. Sorry for your loss is not enough.....but more, grateful that she was a part of my life and one of the greatest women influences ever.
All of you are in my prayers...I am so very very sorry.
I remember watching her on the news and PM Magazine. She was always so beautiful. May she RIP. Prayers go her family.
I first saw Barbara on PM Magazine - I thought she was adorable. I also remember when she was pregnant - so lovely. It seemed the older she got, the more beautiful she got. I always thought of her with fondness. I was shocked & saddened to hear of her passing. My thoughts & prayers go out to her beloved family.
I just read about Barbara;s passing.Our prayers go out to her family
Barbara was such a beautiful person inside and out,how lucky her family was to have her
TO A PETEY WOMAN WHO I WATCH ON T V ALL OF THE TIME WE WILL POLAY FOR HER FROM THE LIGORI FAMILY ATT.@ LAW
I am saddened to hear about her death. May you rest in peace.
To the Family and close friends of Barbara I always enjoyed her cheeriness her great style.She will be missed by those of us who watched her . Louisa Leto
We are so saddened to hear of the loss of such a wonderful & beautiful lady. Our heartfelt condolences to all the family & friends for your loss. Thoughts & prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace.
J. Michael & Karen Vega and Family
May your beloved Rest In Peace.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Barbara's family during your time of sorrow. May God's comfort be with you all.
I just read about Barbara Callahan's passing. I am so sorry to her family for their loss! I used to watch her on Channel 8 with Bill Ratliff and when she left to spend time with her family, I applauded her for doing so! My prayers are with you all! God Bless!
Just learned of your passing Barbara. You are up there will Bill and looking down on us all. Thank you for so many wonderful broadcast. You were so brave to return to TV and I admire you for your courage. Gods speed and my condolences to your family and friends. Thanks for the Memories! God bless you.
...WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS THE GOHEEN FAMILY
I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady. I enjoyed watching her on the news with her cast of people she worked with over the years. My prayers are with her family...
Forty-five years since we graduated from High School together do not dim the memory of one of the smartest and most capable girls I ever knew.
My thoughts are with her sisters and other family at this time and we share in your loss.
So sorry to hear of her passing. We so enjoyed her while she was broadcast in the Tampa Bay area. Our sincerest condolances to her family & may God be with you all during this time.
Barbara was a special lady...always a professional--an anchor and reporter who cared about journalism. Barbara was kind and gracious to all who worked with her. It is an honor and privilege to have worked with her in television news. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers for her family.
Former Associate Producer, 10 p.m. News, WTOG-TV, when newscast first launched.
Time passes by so fast, I remember when I first saw her in WTOG TV 44 I thought she was a beautiful lady, I watch her through out the years. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
I grew watching Barbara on WTOG and WFLA. She was an objective person with a down to Earth personality. My condolences to her family.
I have only one word to describe Barbara - Awesome! Thanks for showing me what it is to be a true professional. May you rest in God's peace.
I'm very sorry for your loss. May you find these words comforting during your time of distress: Psalms 55:22.
I am blessed to have known such a gracious lady. My heart is truly saddened by this news.
you will be missed by so many people.And you touched the hearts of thousands. god bless to you and your family.
Barbara was a very special person and a joy to know. Sorry we never got to know her better .God bless her and her family....
Loved to hear her perspective on the news. She was good at her job. Excellence, trustworthy, and one who stood by her convictions. I was just thinking of her the other day. She truly loved her family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
the other side is gaining a true hearted person!God speed my friend,you are free.
May God comfort you and your family at this time of need. Mrs. Barbara was very special to everyone she came across. I grew up watching her. she will be greatly missed.
Will always be in everybodies hearts, u left us with great memories.
Barbara, the classiest act to ever come through WTOG. Always a joy to be around and always a smile. It was a real pleasure to have worked with her during PM Magazine and the 10 O'Clock News that came later. The thoughts of many at WTOG are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.
I WORKED WITH BARBARA CALLAHAN AT NEWSWATCH 8. WHEN SHE LEFT, I INSISTED THAT SHE GIVE ME AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF HER AS I HAVE NEVER WORKED WITH SUCH A TRUE PROFESSIONAL AS SHE. WHEN BARBARA LEFT CHANNEL 8 THEY LOST THE BEST PROFESSIONAL THEY HAD AND SHE HAS NEVER BEEN REPLACED TO THIS DAY. GOD BLESS HER.
I'm sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Callahan, I grew up watching her on the news,she was a very proffesional person. With a very sweet personality. RIP Barbara - God Bless you and your family.
Thank you for sharing Barbara with your viewing family of Tampa and surroundings. I feel as tho we have lost a friend. May God send to you His comforter and His peace.
Barbara and i were best of friends for years. we met at KMOX TV in st. louis in the early 70's. She was very smart, very professional and a joy to work with. I'll miss her. my very best to Dan and family. We worked together at WTOG here in st. Petersburg. She was very thoughtful when my wife passed away in Jan of this year. their meeting was brief several years ago. but she knew and liked Brigitte. Now I miss both of them...
Always enjoyed listening to Barbara reporting the local news. She was an exceptional woman & journalist. May God give you comfort & peace during this difficult time.
Words can not describe how much I respected Barbara who was a dear friend and co-worker of mine at WTOG-TV during the 80's. A very sad day for all of us.
You were the constant professional. The Tampa Bay area had a wonderful journalist in you. May God welcome you home. May His blessings console your family. Say hello to Bill Ratiff.
Barbara was definitely an icon here in the Tampa Bay area and I am shocked and saddened by her death. My prayers are with her family.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
With deepest sympathy!! Grew up watching her on Channel 8. You have left a spot no one can replace but I'm sure your reports now will be grand on the streets of Heaven. May God grant your family peace & strength during this difficult time. You suffer no longer and they have a beautiful angel watching over them. Blessings to all!
I never work with someone more professional as Barbara. You will be missed.
Loved your time on Broadcast.
I'm also very sorry to hear aboout the passing on Mrs. Callahan,never got to meet her in person,but her personality when she was on the news showed pretty much that shat was a very sweet person who will sorely be missed Rest In Peace
I am so sorry to hear this, she was an awesome personality and appeared to be a very good person in life.
With love from Lois
Darn, Barbara. I am so sorry to hear about your passing. I have watched you on the news for so mmany years and was so glad I was able to meet you a few times in person.
RIP beautiful lady. God Bless you and your family.