Janette Barber was born September 25, 1953. She is a stand-up comic, television producer, and writer. Janette was the supervising producer and head writer at The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She's a six-time Emmy Awards winner, five of those for her work on The Rosie O'Donnell Show! Janette also worked with Rosie on The View where she won her sixth Emmy Award for writing. She, Rosie and Helene Macaulay often contributed to Rosie's video blogs backstage at the View and were named "JaHeRo" where she and the other two would answer questions from bloggers. Janette's story of recovery from chronic pain has been reported on 20/20 and Larry King Live. She is also the food expert and spokesperson for Molly McButter!
After The Rosie O'Donnell Show she was executive producer and co-host of Lighten Up!, a series she created for the Food Network.
Janette has 12 years of stand up comedy experience. She was a nationally touring headliner who made regular appearances on many of the cable comedy shows, such as Showtime Comedy Club Network, VH1 Stand Up Spotlight, and A&E's Comedy on the Road.
In March of 2009, Barber traveled to Rwanda with the Massachusetts based relief group Medical Missions for Children. She serves as Ambassador at Large for the group and is producing video content to promote the mission. Watch Janette's MaxMouth videos about her Medical Missions trips to Rwanda HERE!
Janette is an Executive Producer for Rosie Radio. Janette and Rosie have been friends for over 25 years and know each other from the old stand-up days when they would travel the country and perform at local comedy clubs.