Linda Ellerbee Biography

Updated On Jun 10, 2019 Published On Jun 10, 2019
Facts of Linda Ellerbee
Date of Birth: 1944 , August-15
Birth Nation: United States
Name Linda Ellerbee
Birth Name Linda Jane Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Bryan, Texas
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $1 Million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Education Vanderbilt University
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Linda Ellerbee is an American journalist best known for her jobs at NBC News including Washington, D.C. correspondent. She was also a host for Nickelodeon's Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.

Early Life

Linda Ellerbee was born as Linda Jane Smith on August 15, 1944, in Bryan, Texas, the United States of America. She was raised there by her parents.

It's unknown if Linda is the only child of her parents or if she has a brother or sister. She is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

She completed her schooling from the River Oaks Elementary School and then studied at the Lanier Middle School. She then attended Lamar High School in Houston where she completed her graduation.

She also studied at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, but dropped out from there in 1964.

Career

Linda Ellerbee has worked as a reporter with NBC on The Today Show. She first anchored on the prime-time version of Weekend. She co-hosted Weekend along with Lloyd Dobyns.

In 1982, Linda again worked with Dobyns as hosts of NBC News Overnight. Their trademark writing style made the show reminiscent of their stint on Weekend. She later co-hosted the show along with Bill Schechner.

Linda moved to rival network ABC in 1986 and served as a reporter for the morning show Good Morning America.

She co-wrote and co-anchored a weekly primetime historical series Our World along with Ray Gandolf at ABC, and she received an Emmy Award for her performance on that program.

Linda guest-appeared in an episode of the television sitcom Murphy Brown in 1989. An autobiography about her, And So It Goes, was published in 1986.

Personal Life: Unsuccessful Marriages & Divorce 

Linda Ellerbee is currently single but she has four ex-spouses. Yes, she was previously married for four times.

She first tied the knot with Mac Smith in 1964 but got a divorce with him two years later in 1966. Two years after parting ways with Smith, she exchanged the wedding vows with Van Kenneth Veselka on March 7, 1968.

Linda and Van enjoyed a romantic relationship for three years until they ended their relationship with a divorce in 1971.

She then married Tom Ellerbee in 1973 but called it quits two years later in 1975. Her last husband was John David Klein. It's unknown when exactly they tied the knot but the former couple parted ways in 1983.

Linda has two children a daughter Vanessa Veselka, 50, and a son, Josh Veselka, 49, from her previous marriages.

Net Worth

Being a successful journalist, host, and news presenter, Linda Ellerbee certainly earns a considerable amount of money from her journalism field.

The exact figure of her salary is unknown but sources suggest that she currently earns $90,600 to $150,000 annually.

According to some online sources, Linda has an estimated net worth of more than $1 million.

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Age: 74 Years Old

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Linda Ellerbee facts on timeline

Born in Bryan, Texas, USA

August 15 , 1944

Linda Ellerbee was born as Linda Jane Smith on August 15, 1944, in Bryan, Texas, the United States of America.

Dropped Out From Vanderbilt University

1964

Linda Ellerbee attended the Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, but she dropped out from there in 1964.

Co-Hosted NBC News Overnight

1982

Linda Ellerbee hosted NBC News Overnight along with Lloyd Dobyns in 1982 and their trademark writing style made it reminiscent of their stint on Weekend.

Worked at Good Morning America

1986

Linda Ellerbee moved to rival network ABC in 1986 and served as a reporter for the morning show Good Morning America.

Married to Mac Smith

1964

Linda Ellerbee got married to Mac Smith in 1964 but got a divorce with him two years later in 1966.

Married to Van Kenneth Veselka

March 7 , 1968

Linda Ellerbee tied the knot with Van Kenneth Veselka on March 7, 1968, and got a divorce with him in 1971.

Married to Tom Ellerbee

1973

Linda Ellerbee exchanged the wedding vows with Tom Ellerbee in 1973 but parted ways two years later in 1975