Faye Barker began her career at the London based (European Business News), an affiliate of CNBC, in October 1996. After becoming a production journalist for ITN, she later made her on-screen TV debut for 5 News on Channel 5, where she was a presenter and reporter. In 2001, Faye Barker landed a presenting job for the regional evening news magazine Calendar on ITV Yorkshire.
From 2003 until 2005, Faye Barker reported for Package Holiday Undercover on ITV. In 2004 she narrated the documentary series St Jimmys. In 2005, Faye Barker begun freelancing with various news outlets based in London. She appeared on the ITV News Channel, the ITV News at 5:30 on ITV, ITV News London on ITV London, Setanta Sports News, Sky News and 5 News on Channel 5. On 23 December 2005, Faye Barker and Owen Thomas presented the final broadcast on the ITV News Channel. In Autumn 2007 Faye Barker made a cameo appearance playing a journalist in episode two of the ITV drama Whistleblowers.
On 12 January 2009 Faye Barker was appointed the main newscaster of the ITV News at 5:30 on ITV and newsreader of news updates during Daybreak for ITV News London on ITV London. During her time on the ITV News at 5:30, she became a regular presenter of other ITV News London bulletins as well as presenter of the ITV News Weekend Daytime bulletins on a rotation basis. On 14 December 2012 she presented her final ITV News at 5:30 broadcast, she continues with ITN across ITV London & ITV News output.