Tag archives: Rona Barrett Foundation

Rona Barrett Foundation
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 30, 2023

Rona Barrett is most famous for her long career as a pioneering journalist, columnist, broadcaster, and producer who covered the entertainment industry for decades. The trailblazer interviewed a huge swath of superstars, including Raquel Welch and Tom Cruise, broke countless stories from the world of Hollywood, and became the public’s trusted insider – documenting the […]

Rona Barrett Foundation Giving Quality of Life to Our Seniors
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 18, 2022

With one of the most world-recognized names in TV, magazine, and print news media, Rona Barrett fashioned her career on well-researched and deep-dive interviews, asking the questions no one would have at the time. Barrett broke many glass ceilings in the media industry for women and as a person with muscular dystrophy. She took on […]

Garden Party for the Rona Barrett Foundation
By Richard Mineards   |   August 30, 2022

Scott and Kohanya Groff opened the doors of their delightful Riven Rock estate for a garden party for the 22-year-old Rona Barrett Foundation with 70 guests raising more than $20,000, its first ever event in Montecito. The monies will go towards the construction of a 60-unit extension to the former Good Morning America gossipeuse’s Golden […]

A Lunch with Barrett
By Richard Mineards   |   March 29, 2022

Santa Barbara Woman’s Club had a record turnout of nearly 100 guests when it hosted its first post-pandemic lunch at the Rockwood Woman’s Club with celebrity gossipeuse Rona Barrett as principal guest. Rona, 85, formerly a regular on ABC’s Good Morning America covering the Hollywood scene, is now an advocate for seniors, having opened the […]

Gray Matters
By Lynda Millner   |   May 23, 2019

Baubles, bangles, and beads were front and center at the Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club. There were also book sales for Gray Matters written by the first entertainment reporter, Rona Barrett. She used to give her pop news on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and much more. She knew all the stars. More […]