About Me

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Barbarella Fokos is a writer, producer, emcee, jetsetter, lush – oh, and a dominatrix.

Okay, it’s actually me writing this now, so enough of that third-person nonsense.

I have a weakness for small animals with little hands (raccoons, squirrels, ferrets, etc.).

On the work-front, I was the executive producer and host of Art Pulse TV (which aired on NBC San Diego, COZI TV, and is now re-airing twice a day on County TV in San Diego). The show was all about taking viewers behind the scenes of everything art in San Diego County and Baja. It was super fun to create, and it’s surreal to type this, but I just won a regional Emmy award for producing the show! So did my husband, David, who directed the show. We pretty much do everything together. EVERYTHING.

Before this adventure to make an informative and entertaining half-hour program, I used to do regular television segments, such as “Stepping Out With Barbarella” on NBC San Diego News in the Morning, and the weekly 5 Questions with Barbarella that aired on NBC’s California Nonstop channel. I’m also a frequent guest on various radio and television stations, mostly to talk about cool events and happenings in town.

I write all kinds of things for the San Diego Reader, from lengthy news features to fluffy food reviews. My column, “Diary of a Diva,” has appeared in the Reader every week since 2004. Quirky adventures and somewhat neurotic epiphanies continue to abound.

I’m based in San Diego, but I get around.