Dr. Fayr Barkley
After graduating film school, Fayr Barkley began her career with a CBS affiliate in Jackson, MS as a television journalist and anchor. She began freelancing for CBS network at age 21 and originated, wrote and syndicated her news stories and features worldwide, selling to CBS Morning News and Walter Cronkite. From CBS, Barkley went to PBS as a producer/director and produced documentaries, docudramas, children’s educational programming, and live to tape programming. Her writing and marketing skills were utilized by Geigy Pharmaceuticals to accelerate a sales territory from last place in the nation to the top 5 in a one-year period.
Barkley relocated to Los Angeles to further her writing and media career. During this time, she earned a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with a specialty in pain management and a Ph.D. in Psychology. She started her own practice and worked with attorneys while continuing her pursuits in the entertainment industry. Barkley opened an office at Hollywood Center Studios and began writing and producing television pilots. She became a featured, recurring character that she created (“Dr. Fayr–Pajama Doc”) on the hit syndicated series BLIND DATE for 6 seasons. Barkley parlayed her behind-the-camera and on-camera skills to write and host a pilot for a client. Utilizing a green screen stage with a virtual set to lower production costs, she created an opportunity for low cost/high production value pilot producing.
Barkley is a human behavior expert who writes on topics from predicting human behavior, relationships, health/wellness and diet. She has written articles for More magazine, Shine, Ezine Articles, Oprah online, among others, and is frequently consulted by the Harvard based website Her Campus for her expertise in relationships. She has been featured in documentaries by M6 France, Australian television, and interviewed for her expertise in human behavior and imprinting by Orange County Register, New Zealand Radio 1, ABC News, CNN and other media. She is in the “experts” data base at the Dr. Phil show and assists producers when called.
In addition to Barkley’s two doctoral degrees, she is a minister. She is a certified legal mediator, nationally certified addictions counselor, and was a nationally certified Forensic Consultant to the legal industry in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
Barkley is the Founder and CEO of Fayr Barkley Media, LLC. Currently, she is writing treatments for reality shows and episodic series for the U.S. and China, creating marketing materials, developing branding and sales strategies for businesses, and working on two books. She travels between the MS Gulf Coast and Los Angeles.