Ellerbee, Linda (1944–)

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Ellerbee, Linda (1944–)

American newscaster and tv host. Born Linda Jane Smith, Aug 14, 1944, in Bryan, Texas; attended Vanderbilt University; m. John David Klein (div.); m. thrice more; children: Joshua and Vanessa.

Outspoken journalist, began career with the Dallas bureau of the Associate Press (1972); worked for WCBS, then was hired to co-anchor NBC's "Weekend" (1979); became host of NBC's "Overnight" (1982), which won the Columbia-duPont Award, then ABC's "Our World"; hosted and produced the highly successful "Nick News" on Nickelodeon channel; formed Lucky Duck Productions to produce shows and specials.

See also memoir And So It Goes: Adventures in Television.

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