As President and CEO of Graham Media Group, Emily Barr oversees local TV stations around the country. Prior to joining Graham Media, Barr was the President and General Manager of ABC 7 Chicago. She also served in the same position in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and early in her career, she worked at TV stations in Baltimore, Houston, Washington D.C. and St. Paul, Minnesota. She told Start TV that as a leader, she's most proud of the people she's helped advance along the way. Barr said, "That's what really makes me feel good."

To advance, Barr recommends you ignore those who doubt in your abilities and instead have confidence and just do the work. She said, "You're going to convince them with the work you do."

Find out Emily Barr's advice to her younger self:

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