Barbara Noyes Pulling,
senior producer and project manager
After having produced the original Emmy award-winning QUEST series, the highest rated local program ever for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, I am thrilled to be working on this new QUEST series.
I began working as a broadcast journalist in 1976 and spent much of my career "out West" in Anchorage, Alaska; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Boise, Idaho; and Seattle, Washington. I worked in both news and public affairs as a producer, reporter and anchor. At one point, I was even a "weather girl."
Since moving to Maine eight years ago, I've been fortunate to be a member of a team that won one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism: a duPont-Columbia Award for investigative reporting, as well as work on the original QUEST.
Although I have more expertise in political science than the traditional sciences, I think I can bring a fresh perspective to nature and science topics. That's what being a journalist is all about to me.
I'm glad to be living and working in northern New England again. But I must admit that I have a difficult time splitting my time between my adopted state of Maine and my native state of Vermont. That's much less of a problem now that I'm producing for QUEST and getting to know Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire equally well.
In my spare time, you can usually find me in the woods jogging or skiing with my two German Shepherds. However, I would be miserable if I couldn't smell the ocean or, better yet, be on the water in a sailboat.