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Linda Ellerbee Retires From TV After 44 Years in Journalism

1 December 2015 9:17 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Linda Ellerbee is bringing her pioneering career in TV news to a close with Nickelodeon’s Dec. 15 retrospective on her 25-year run as host and producer of “Nick News” specials.

Ellerbee was part of the big wave of women to land prominent TV news correspondent, anchor and producer jobs in the 1970s. She gained national attention in 1982 when she was tapped as co-anchor with Lloyd Dobyns of “NBC News Overnight,” a broadcast that aired nightly in the pre-dawn hours and was commended for its sharp and in-depth reporting.

Ellerbee has been hosting and producing specials for Nickelodeon since 1991, focusing on explaining the complicated stories and situations behind the headlines for younger viewers. She has produced more than 400 for the Viacom-owned cable network, concluding later this month with “Hello, I Must Be Going: 25 Years of Nick News With Linda Ellerbee.”

Ellerbee, 71, has long been known for her Texas-bred outspoken style and sense of humor, »

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