Barbara Cariddi

New Media News & Content Producer

Barbara grew up in Biddeford. She earned a Master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Maine.

After stints as a lobsterwoman, woodworker and newspaper editor, Barbara joined MPBN in 1989. She left in 1994 to learn about television at WCSH6-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. In 1999, Barbara began producing, reporting and anchoring the MPBN television public affairs program, MaineWatch. She returned to radio in 2003, and now oversees news content for

Barbara’s interests include music and theater. For several years, she sang in a local jazz group called !zing, and currently serves on the board of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company.

Barbara has a daughter, who is an opera singer.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has upped by hundreds the number of jobs he says will be lost in Maine this summer.  LePage made the prediction at one of his ongoing town hall meetings in Biddeford Tuesday night.

"This summer, we're going to lose between 1,200 and 1,500 more jobs - not all paper, but some paper and some other industries," LePage said. "The problem is this:  Every single job that we're talking about are jobs that get paid above the per capita median income of Mainers.  We're talking jobs in the $60,000, $70,000 and $80,000 a year. I find that appalling."