- Career growth
- Books and net worth
- Who is Linda Ellerbee spouse?
Linda Jane Smith AKA Linda Ellerbee was born on 15th August 1944 in Bryan, Texas, United States of America. She belongs to American nationality and is of white ethnicity. According to Linda Ellerbee bio, she completed her schooling from River Oaks Elementary School, Lanier Middle School and Lamar High School in Houston. After her schooling, she attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee but she dropped out in 1964. After that, she started travelling around the country for sometimes and began working itinerant jobs in radio. She served in three radio stations where her duty was to read the news. While working in radio stations, she learned to keep logs, edit audiotape, write copy, sell air time, announcing and running a board.
By profession, Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist, author, news reporter and news anchor. After serving for Terry Miller, majority leader of the Alaska Senate, she began to write copy to the Dallas bureau of the Associated Press. It is believed that she has been fired after writing a catty personal letter on the AP’s word processors and accidentally sending the letter out on the wire. The letter helped her to get an opportunity to work in CBS television affiliate KHOU TV and was hired in the place of Jessica Savitch in January 1973. After several months, she was hired by WCBS TV in New York. From there, she moved to NBC where she became a reporter on The Today Show. Her first job as an anchor was on the prime time version of Weekend in 1978. Linda worked as a co-host of Weekend with Lloyd Dobyns when the show moved from its late night time slot into direct prime time competition with CBS’s 60 Minutes.
From the year 1979 to 1982, she served in NBC Nightly News then she moved to NBC News Overnight till 1984. The same year, she also served in Summer Sunday. In 1986, she started working in rival network ABC where she was a reporter for the morning program Good Morning America. While working at ABC, she was a co-writer and co-anchor in a weekly primetime historical series Our World. She was successful to win an Emmy Award for her work in that program. In 1987, she left the network and started their own production company called Lucky Duck Productions with the help of Linda Ellerbee spouse. Their company produced various programs for every major cable network and has its flagship program Nick News, a news program for children on Nickelodeon. The show received many awards like three Peabody Awards, duPont Columbia Award and three Emmy Awards. In the year 2004, she was honored with an Emmy for her WE: Women’s Entertainment network series When I Was a Girl.
Books and net worth
In 1986, Linda wrote a book titled as And So It Goes: Adventures in Television. After five years in 1991, she wrote another book called Move On: Adventures in the Real World. Likewise in 2006, she also wrote the book called Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table. Linda Ellerbee net worth is still under review. But it is heard that she is earning in millions. Linda Ellerbee salary is also kept far from the eyes of media. Currently, she is already retired. So there is very less chance in the growth of her net worth.
Who is Linda Ellerbee spouse?
Moving towards Linda Ellerbee married life; she has tied her knot with several people for the duration of times. There is a list of Linda Ellerbee spouse. She got married to Mac Smith in 1964 and divorced him in 1966. Similarly, her marriage was held with Van Kenneth Veselka from 1968 to 1971, with Tom Ellerbee from 1973 to 1975 and with John David Klein till 1983. Currently, she has two children namely Josh Veselka and Vanessa Veselka. In 1992, she suffered from breast cancer but she proved herself as a real fighter and fought against cancer with better medical treatments. Furthermore, information on Linda Ellerbee bio can be obtained from the demanded site Wikipedia and IMDb.