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Did You All Know Linda Ellerbee Was From Bryan?


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I am from Bryan and did not know that, I saw here on tv the other day and someone asked her where would she want to live if see could live anywhere in the world and she for the United States she said Houston, or Austin. I forgot what see said for the rest of the world. I was interested why she said that so I looked up information about her and find out she is from my home town. I wonder why she is never mentioned?



LINDA ELLERBEE (Linda Jane Smith). Born in Bryan, Texas, U.S.A., 15 August 1944. Educated at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, 1962-64. Married: 1) Mac Smith, 1964 (divorced, 1966); 2) Van Veselka, 1968 (divorced, 1971), children: Vanessa and Joshua; 3) Tom Ellerbee, 1973 (divorced, 1974). Disc jockey at WSOM Chicago, 1964-65; program director, KSJO San Francisco, 1967-68; reporter, KJNO Juneau, Alaska, 1969-72; news writer, Associated Press in Dallas, 1972; television reporter, KHOU in Houston, Texas, 1972-73; general assignment reporter, WCBS-TV in New York City, 1973-76; reporter, the Washington bureau of NBC News, 1976-78; co-anchor, network news magazine Weekend, 1978-79; correspondent, NBC Nightly News, 1979-82; co-anchor, NBC News Overnight, 1982-84; co-anchor, Summer Sunday, 1984; reporter, Today, 1984-86; reporter, Good Morning America, 1986; anchor, ABC show Our World, 1986-87; commentator, CNN, 1989; president, Lucky Duck Productions, since 1987; producer, writer, and host, Nick News since 1993; writer, host, On the Record, on-line production with Microsoft, since 1996. Recipient: Peabody Award, 1991. Address: Lucky Duck Productions, 96 Morton St., New York, New York 10014.


1978-79 Weekend

1979-82 NBC Nightly News

1982-84 NBC News Overnight

1984 Summer Sunday

1984-86 Today

1986-87 Our World

1993- Nick News


And So It Goes: Adventures in Television. New York: Putnam's, 1986.

Move On: Adventures in the Real World. New York: Putnam's, 1991.


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"Linda Ellerbee: Telling Her Own Stories." Broadcasting & Cable (Washington, D.C.), 11 September 1995.

Orenstein, Peggy. "Women on the Verge of a Nervy Breakdown." Mother Jones (Boulder, Colorado), June 1989.

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No i'm serious. I have never really travelled instate. More out of state:

I have been to Toronto, the entire gulf states (passing through), Champaign IL, Las Vegas, Pasadena/Laguna Hills-CA, New Mexico, Tulsa Oklahoma

instate: Bryan College Station, El Paso, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio

I don't have reason to go to Austin but I would love to see it.

Just no one to go there with and I am certainly not driving.

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