Tiki Barber at the Tribeca Film Festival. The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11 2001 attacks on the World Trade
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Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah "Tiki" Barber (pronounced /TEE-kee/) (born April 7, 1975 in Blacksburg, Virginia) is a sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu Hawaii. The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl took place on February 10, 2007, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. All-Pro is a term mostly used in the NFL for the best players of each position during that season Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. WELCOME TO WIKIPEDIA **** Please read before you edit or add info about the shootings American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with A running back ( RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually lines up in the offensive backfield. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. He is the identical twin brother of Ronde Barber, a cornerback who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jamael Orondé "Rondé" Barber (RON-day (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays A cornerback ( CB) (also referred to as a corner) is a positional role played by a member of the defensive team in American and Canadian The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (often shortened as the Bucs) are a professional American football team based in Tampa Florida. Barber was a correspondent on NBC's 4th hour of The Today Show with Ann Curry and Hoda Kotb.
Barber retired from the NFL at the end of the 2006 NFL postseason as the franchise's all-time rushing and reception leader. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. On February 13, 2007, he was formally introduced as a correspondent for NBC's Today Show and Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football. Events 1258 - Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBC 's broadcasts of Sunday night and Wild Card Saturday National Football League NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly Television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on 
On September 18, 2007, Barber's book, Tiki: My Life and the Game Beyond was published. Events 96 - Nerva is proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian is assassinated Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The autobiography was co-written by Gil Reavill. Gil Reavill (born 1953 is a screenwriter true-crime journalist ghostwriter and author whose work has appeared in a variety of venues The publisher describes it is as "a riveting, inspiring read for football fans who want to know what really goes on behind the scenes and in the locker room, and for anyone looking to glean inspiration to follow their dream. "
Tiki and his identical brother Ronde Barber were born in Blacksburg, Virginia to James and Geraldine Barber. WELCOME TO WIKIPEDIA **** Please read before you edit or add info about the shootings When his mother heard him screaming strenuously shortly after being born, she named him Attiim Kiambu, or “Fiery-Tempered King”. Tiki and Ronde were raised solely by their mother, who worked multiple jobs and scheduled them so she wouldn't miss any of their games. They played for the little league team, the Vikings. Their mother also would not let them play sports until their homework was complete. 
Growing up, Barber's favorite football player was Walter Payton, like Barber a running back. Walter Jerry Payton (July 25 1954 – November 1 1999 was an American football player who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League His favorite team was the Washington Redskins. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D He attended Cave Spring High School in Roanoke and was valedictorian of his graduating class. Cave Spring High School is a public secondary school in Roanoke Virginia. Valedictorian is an academic title typically conferred upon the highest ranked student among those being graduated from an educational institution 
During his high school career, Barber excelled in both football and track and field, lettering three times in track and winning state indoor and outdoor long jump titles twice, as well as finishing second in the long jump at the 1992 national finals. The long jump is an Athletics (track and field event in which athletes combine speed strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far from the take-off point as possible In addition, he won the state title in both the long jump and triple jump in his senior year. The triple jump (sometimes referred to as the hop step and jump or the hop skip and jump) is a Track and field sport similar to
In football, he was named to the All-Roanoke Valley District team three times, gaining 3,628 yards on 567 carries and scoring 41 touchdowns. He was named All-Region twice and was named Male Athlete of the Year, and co-captained the team his senior year. He received the Cave Spring Knight award for academic, athletic, and extracurricular activity.
After graduation from high school, Barber attended the University of Virginia with his brother Ronde and played for the varsity football team, gaining 4,883 all-purpose yards at running back. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies His 3,389 rushing yards on 651 attempts places him second only to Thomas Jones' 3,998 yards on 809. Thomas Quinn Jones (born August 19, 1978 in Big Stone Gap Virginia) is an American football His all-purpose yardage also ranked him second all-time after Frank Quayle. He was the first player in school history to rush over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, setting the top two single-season school records in 1995 and 1996 of 1,397 and 1,360 yards, respectively. He rushed for 100 yards or more nineteen times during his college career. During his record-setting 1995 season he was named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back. Named after the SMU and Detroit Lions football player Doak Walker, the Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990 He continued running track in college as well, lettering three times. He tied the school long jump record of 24 feet 6 inches on his first attempt. Academically, Barber earned a degree in Management Information Systems, and was a self-professed "geek" with interests in computers, web design, and programming. Management Information System ( MIS) is a subset of the overall Internal controls of a business covering the application of people documents technologies and procedures  In October 2006, on behalf of their family, Tiki and Ronde Barber made a donation of $1 million to their alma mater. At the event where the check was presented, the Barber brothers cited their mother's influence, particularly related to academics and civic participation.
Originally considered a third-down, "change of pace" back, Barber became a standout starting running back and the all-time leader in rushing yards in New York Giants history. The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey. In 2005, he was the NFL's top yardage gainer from the line of scrimmage. He was voted by his peers to three Pro Bowls. In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the All-star game of the National Football League (NFL From 2003-2006, Tiki Barber gained the most yards from scrimmage by any NFL running back in that 7 year period.
Barber was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2nd round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of the University of Virginia. The 1997 National Football League Draft was held on April 19–20 1997 and was notable for its Offensive tackles The first overall selection He was originally intended to be a third-down running back until Rodney Hampton had disappointing years in 1996 and 1997. Rodney Craig Hampton (born April 3, 1969 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who was selected by Hampton retired after the 1997 season, giving Barber the starting nod. He began his career with a mediocre rookie campaign in which he started at running back and ran for more than 500 yards and 3 touchdowns. He missed four games with a knee injury but returned to the starting lineup for the final two games of the year. In 1998, he was replaced as a starter and went through a disappointing, injury-riddled year before rebounding in 1999 when he accumulated 1,639 all-purpose yards, utilizing his punt return and receiving skills.
It was in 2000 when Barber enjoyed his breakout year as a NFL running back. The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. Tiki started 12 games, ran for more than 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, and notched 2,000 all-purpose yards. Spurred by Barber's running and receiving, the Giants represented the NFC in the Super Bowl but lost the game to the Baltimore Ravens. Super Bowl XXXV was an American football game played on January 28, 2001 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Florida to decide The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore Maryland. Established as a starter and playmaker, Barber was rewarded with a six-year contract from the Giants following the 2000 season. Following the signing, he called himself "the happiest man in New York right now. "
Over the next four years Barber would become an integral part of the Giants offense. In the last regular season game of 2002, Tiki exploded for 203 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles, at the time one of the league's best defenses. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His performance helped the Giants clinch a playoff berth, but the team fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the wild card round. The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team He ended the season with 1,984 yards from scrimmage.
The 2003 NFL season saw the Giants finish an abysmal 4-12. The 2003 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 84th one played by the major professional American football league in the United During the 2004 NFL season, Barber reached the endzone for a career-high 15 touchdowns. The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL was the 85th season for the major professional American football league in the United States He also rushed for 1,518 yards and notched 578 receiving yards for 2,096 total yards from scrimmage. On January 2, 2005, in the 2004 season finale at home versus the Dallas Cowboys, Tiki broke Rodney Hampton's Giants' all-time rushing record and Joe Morris's single-season rushing record in the same game. Rodney Craig Hampton (born April 3, 1969 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional American football player who was selected by Poignantly, Barber broke the record on the final offensive play of the game, when he scored a game-winning touchdown to end an otherwise dismal 6-10 season for the Giants on a high point.
However, the team struggled once again and only won six contests in the 2004 season. As he approached age 30, Barber's goal was not just to run for 1,500-plus yards each year but to be part of a team that would win a Super Bowl title. He impressed this message upon younger players who he thought did not appreciate how rarely the opportunity to win a championship comes along.
2005 was a rebound year for the Giants and Barber's career year in terms of rushing yards. Led by Eli Manning and Barber, they finished 11-5 and won the NFC East title for the first time since 2000. Elisha Nelson Manning IV (born January 3 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football Quarterback for the New York Giants On December 17, 2005, Barber broke the Giants' single-game rushing record against the Kansas City Chiefs, rushing for 220 yards; he would break his own record the following year. Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila The Kansas City Chiefs are a professional American football team based in Kansas City Missouri. It was his second (of three) 200 yard rushing games during the 2005 season, as he ran for 206 yards in week 8, after a bedside promise to ailing owner Wellington Mara that the team would put forward its best effort. Wellington Timothy Mara ( August 14 1916 &ndash October 25, 2005) was the co-owner of the NFL 's New York Giants from The Giants promptly shut out the Washington Redskins 36-0 two days after Mara was buried, proper homage to their beloved owner, to whom Tiki himself was especially close. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D
He finished the 2005 regular season with 1,860 rushing yards (second in the league to Shaun Alexander and a career high for Barber) and 2,390 all-purpose yards with a performance of 203 rushing yards against the Oakland Raiders in the final game of the season. Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in) is an American football Running back who is currently a Free agent. The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland California. Barber's 95-yard touchdown run set a Giants team record for longest touchdown run, previously held by Hap Moran for a 91-yard run on November 23, 1930 vs the Green Bay Packers. Francis Dayle "Hap" Moran' ( July 31 1901 - December 30 1994) was an American football Running back Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. 
The season ended prematurely, as the Giants were shut out 23-0 to the Carolina Panthers in the wild card round of the playoffs. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte North Carolina, representing both North Carolina and South Carolina in the
Barber's 2,390 total yards for 2005 was second highest in history behind Marshall Faulk's 2,429 total yards in 1999. Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football Running back, who It is also the highest total for a running back over or at the age of 30. He was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad for the second time in his career, and was voted an All Pro. Barber placed fourth in the voting for the 2005 MVP award. The National Football League Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities most notably the Associated Press, to the player who is considered most valuable Seattle Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander won the Award, followed by Peyton Manning (second place) and Tom Brady (third place). The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in) is an American football Running back who is currently a Free agent. Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24 1976 is an American football Quarterback who currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football Thomas Edward Brady Jr (born August 3 1977 is an American football Quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League
He was nominated for the 2005 FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award, along with LaDainian Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States. LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays Running back for the San Diego Chargers Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in) is an American football Running back who is currently a Free agent. Barber also signed a contract extension in September 2005 which extended his contract through 2008 and increased his pay.
In the 2006 season Barber continued his fine play in his final season and final games as an NFL player, a rarity for running backs who often break down late in their careers. His total yardage on the season was higher than any other running back in history in their last season. Tiki Barber became the third player in NFL history to have four 2,000 total yard seasons, joining Marshall Faulk and Dante Hall. Marshall William Faulk (born February 26, 1973 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football Running back, who Damieon Dante Hall (born September 20, 1978 in Lufkin Texas) is an American football kick returner, Punt returner
Barber rushed for 1,662 yards and five touchdowns in his 2006 campaign. During week 14 at Carolina, Barber rushed for 112 yards to help the Giants end a four game losing skid. Tiki's best game in 2006 was in Week 17 at Washington, when he was rushed for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Giants 34-28 victory against the Redskins, a win that gave the Giants a playoff berth. In that game, Tiki set a new team record for rushing yards in a single game by breaking his own record, which he set the previous year versus Kansas City.
In his final game, a Giants playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Barber rushed for 137 yards on 26 carries. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the game, Eagles safety Brian Dawkins embraced Barber and told him, "You're a warrior. Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr (born October 13 1973 in Jacksonville Florida) is an American football player and six-time Pro Bowl selection who currently plays "
Barber played his final game on February 10, 2007 at the 2007 Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Events 1355 - The St Scholastica's Day riot breaks out in Oxford, England, leaving 63 scholars and perhaps 30 locals dead The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl took place on February 10, 2007, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Starting from his breakout season in 2000, Barber was known for his exceptional cutback running, quick feet, and running vision. He also was an adept receiver out of the backfield with over 450 receiving yards and over 50 receptions every season from 2000 to 2006.
Still, after the 2003 year, in spite of his rushing numbers, Tiki had one weakness to overcome: fumbling the football. Barber had six lost fumbles in both the 2002 and 2003 seasons, including three lost fumbles in a single game against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28, 2002. When Coach Tom Coughlin arrived he taught Tiki to hold the ball vertically instead of horizontally. After changing this his fumbles went down dramatically: in 2004, he only had 2 lost fumbles.
Barber began to focus on strength training and lifting in 2004, upon the suggestion of his new runningbacks coach, Jerald Ingram. Tiki began to work with a strength coach, Joe Carini, in New Jersey. His added upper-body strength allowed him to break more tackles and become a more powerful runner. Barber also improved in other ways over the course of his career. He improved his patience as a runner, waiting for blocks to set and holes to emerge before accelerating forward. He also learned to deliver blows to defenders instead of being on the receiving end of them.
In 2002, All-Pro Giants defensive end Michael Strahan was negotiating a new contract, and Tiki Barber publicly criticized Michael Strahan's negotiating stance. The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Michael Anthony Strahan (STRAY-han (born November 21, 1971 in Houston Texas) is a former American football Defensive end who played He felt Strahan should have agreed to the contract the Giants offered and remarked that Strahan was greedy. The contract impacted the team as Strahan's cap number exceeded $12 million and the new contract would have lowered Strahan's cap number, greatly helping the team get under the 2002 Salary Cap. "I don't know if he realizes how much $17 million is," Barber told the NY Post. "That is absolutely ridiculous, to turn that down. He's already the highest-paid defensive player in the league. He's already making more than most quarterbacks. . . Michael is not thinking about the team; he's thinking about himself".
Keith Hamilton, a teammate of Strahan and Barber at the time, then responded with comments critical of Barber. Keith Lamarr Hamilton (born May 25 1971 in Paterson New Jersey) is a former American football Defensive tackle for the New York Giants of the Players generally believe that they should not speak about the contracts of other players. Beyond that, some members of the Giants defense harbored resentment of the offense, which was lackluster and unproductive in the 1990s. "The defense has carried the offense, carried the team, since I've been here," Hamilton told The Star-Ledger. "[Barber] hasn't been here long enough or done enough to say anything. For him to shoot his mouth off, acting like he's Mr. New York, yeah, I'm ticked off. Strahan is the single-season sack record-holder. He's the AP Defensive Player of the Year. He's one of the best - if not the best - defensive ends in the game. And you tell me this guy is being greedy? That's a bunch of crap. I've heard enough. Who is Tiki Barber to shoot his mouth off? What has he done? He talks like he's acting in the best interest of the team. Tell him to give his $7 million (signing bonus) back. Since he's so charitable, why doesn't he volunteer his $7 million? He says all the politically correct things. Ask him if he's giving up some of his money. " Despite this incident, Strahan and Barber are currently friendly with each other in public.
Barber disliked Giants head coach Tom Coughlin's coaching style and criticized the coaching. Thomas Richard Coughlin (born August 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York) is the head coach for the New York Giants, the 2007 National During the coach's tenure, Barber publicly questioned the team's coaching on two occasions. After being shut out at home in the first round of the 2005 playoffs by the Carolina Panthers Tiki made a post game comment that he felt the Giants had been outcoached by their former defensive coordinator, and the Panthers' head coach, John Fox. The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte North Carolina, representing both North Carolina and South Carolina in the Heavy sports media attention was placed on the comment; Tiki apologized for it shortly afterwards, saying he only meant to convey the Giants' performance was 'unacceptable'.
Next, after a loss to the Jacksonsville Jaguars during the 2006 season, Barber criticized the playcalling for abandoning the running game too soon.  Both times Coughlin and Barber met to discuss the comments.
On the eve of what would be his last game with the Giants, Barber told ESPN that he is "demeaned and talked down to" by Coughlin. 
After retiring, Barber attributed his decision to retire to Coughlin's unrelenting style in practice. "(Coughlin) pushed me in the direction (of television)," said Barber. "I don't know if you realize this, but we were in full pads for 17 weeks, and with the amount of injuries that we had, it just takes a toll on you. You physically don't want to be out there, when your body feels the way you do, in full pads. "
In October 2006, Barber revealed his intention to retire at the end of the 2006 NFL season. Barber had previously indicated his desire to retire at some point and pursue a broadcasting career but the news still came as a shock to Giants fans and NFL observers.
When questioned why a player at the peak of his game would retire, Barber cited the toll the physical nature of football takes on a person's body. He also spoke of his keen interest in pursuing a broadcasting career and other opportunities.
During his career with the Giants, the team never won a championship, a top goal of Barber's that he spoke publicly about in 2005. When announcing his retirement, Barber seemed at peace to leave the game without a Super Bowl ring. He said, "I used to think my career was defined by not winning a Super Bowl. But I think looking back on my career, they'll see someone who was a competitor, someone who always played hard and never gave up. " He officially filed his retirement papers with the Players Association on February 12, 2007. Template talkInfobox Union for usage -->The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
After retiring from the NFL, Barber began a second career as a television broadcaster. Barber immediately landed a multi-faceted role with NBC in which he contributes to the landmark Today program, covers sports for NBC Sports, and hosts entertainment events for NBC Universal.
Barber was introduced as a correspondent for NBC's Today and analyst for Football Night in America/Sunday Night Football on February 13, 2007. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Football Night in America is the studio show preceding NBC 's broadcasts of Sunday night and Wild Card Saturday National Football League NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly Television broadcast of Sunday evening National Football League games on NBC that began airing on  This came after a competition for his services was waged between ABC, FOX, NFL, and NBC. As a Today correspondent, Barber anchors lifestyle segments and reports on news stories. He is rumored to be a potential long-term candidate for Matt Lauer's co-host position when Lauer retires in 2011. Matthew Todd Lauer ( December 30, 1957) is an American television personality best known as the host of NBC 's The Today Show
Barber also hosted the 2007 Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks spectacular along with Natalie Morales.
Additionally, Barber appeared on Comedy Central's Colbert Report after the writer's strike, Colbert introduced his "writers" to the audience. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( born May 13 1964 is an American Comedian, satirist, Actor and Writer, known for his ironic style As a joke, Stephen included Tiki, Mr. Met, and Kevin Bacon as his writers. Mr Met is the official Mascot of Major League Baseball 's New York Mets. Kevin Norwood Bacon (born July 8 1958 is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -nominated American Film and Theater
Barber is unique among retired athletes in his desire to cover hard news and political stories: in 2006 Barber cited a lunch with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the highlight of his year. 
While still an NFL player, Tiki Barber gained broadcasting experience. On television, he co-hosted the morning news program Fox & Friends on select Tuesday mornings. For the Fasbinder film see Fox and His Friends. Fox & Friends is an American morning television show on the On radio, he hosted "Barber Shop" a weekly show on Sirius Satellite Radio with his brother Ronde during the football season. In the offseason, he hosted a political and general interest radio program; Senator John McCain was his first interview. Barber originally began his broadcasting career on WFAN radio and the WCBS local news in New York.
Tiki Barber was the 'mobile shout out' on an episode of the Discovery Channel game show Cash Cab. Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Cash Cab is a Game show, devised by Adam Wood which originated in the United Kingdom. The question was the name of the Steinbeck novel that followed Tom Joad. John Steinbeck III (February 27 1902—December 20 1968 was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century Barber answered Lonesome Dove. Lonesome Dove, written by Larry McMurtry, is a Pulitzer Prize -winning western novel and the first published book of the Lonesome Dove
In May 2008, Tiki Barber filled the spot of Willie Geist on the MSNBC program Morning Joe while Geist was on vacation. William "Willie" Geist is co-host and frequent substitute host for MSNBC ’s Morning Joe and contributor to several NBC News programs Morning Joe is a Weekday Morning Talk show on MSNBC, hosted by Joe Scarborough with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski
Barber is pursuing business and investment opportunities, reportedly inking a contract to serve as a partner and investor in O Beverages LLC, the maker of fruit-infused bottled water.  He also has used his celebrity to endorse Cadillac (appearing in a commercial) and address audiences as a paid motivational speaker by Greater Talent Network. Tiki will also be featured in the John Madden franchise.
Barber lives in New York City with his wife, fellow University of Virginia alumna Ginny Cha, whom he married on May 15, 1999. They have two sons, A. J. (Atiim Kiambu, Junior), born July 8, 2002, and Chason, born March 18, 2004.
Barber has authored three illustrated children books with his brother Ronde.