Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership

Emily L. Barr

Emily L. Barr was the first woman to be President and General Manager of ABC7 Chicago. She was first appointed to this position in 1997 and under her leadership, ABC7 strengthened its position in the market so as to be rated #1 in the Chicago market. She received the 2006 Spirit Award from the Chicago Urban League, the 2006 Communications Award from the Niagara Foundation, the Luminara Award from the Chicago Girl Scouts in 2004. She is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives' Club and the Chicago Network.