About SimplyBarbaraMcKay.com

After 30 years of hosting television shows on every imaginable topic, I’m taking my personal passions – home décor, food, fashion, family & furry friends – and sharing them online!

Simply the Best is where fashion and style meet decorating, cooking, crafting and so much more! I hope to provide a fun and fabulous outlet for trendsetters, animal lovers, foodies and DIYers! In addition, I invite you to follow along as I share my personal musings, daily discoveries and other inspirations in life.

With this site, I aspire to inspire and enhance the daily lives of my readers and friends. Join me as I make the transition from television to the digital landscape, and discover why Simply the Best will soon be your favorite online editorial destination!

Barbara McKay HeadshotAbout Barbara McKay

Barbara McKay is one of Charlotte’s most popular and recognizable media personalities. Her delightful interviewing style and appealing approach in communicating with a television audience made her a media mainstay. Barbara appeared daily as co-host of the noontime show Top O’the Day on CBS affiliate WBTV for over 16 years interviewing top local, regional, and national experts on a variety of topics, as well as major stars in the entertainment industry, along with instructing thousands of viewers on different approaches to culinary excellence. Barbara also created, executive produced and hosted several other shows locally, regionally and nationally following her daily noon time show.

Utilizing multimedia forums including television, radio, print, and personal appearances, Barbara helped to establish and expand their national markets, while enhancing exposure of their product lines. Barbara is a sought-after spokesperson doing national media tours and hundreds of commercials.

Recognized for her professionalism and communication expertise, Barbara was selected as the national spokesperson for several well known companies including Tyson foods, Target, Winn Dixie, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Keebler, just to name a few. Additional highlights in Barbara’s media career include roles in CBS daytime dramas “The Guiding Light” and “As the World Turns”, as well as appearances as a lifestyle report on nationally televised features.

In addition to success in broadcast media, Barbara has also launched and published two successful magazines in the Charlotte market: Barbara McKay’s Premier Bride and The Barbara McKay Magazine.

Thanks to her community activism and philanthropy, in June of 2008, Barbara was presented the Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award for her contributions and commitment to higher education and for her personal and professional achievements.


Barbara McKay Marks 38 Years of Appearances on WBTV – Charlotte Observer (November 2016)

Barbara McKay’s Fresh Apple Cake – WBTV (November 2016)

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