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Linda Vester Biography
Linda Vester is an American television news host. Initially she was the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise on NBC and Dayside with Linda Vester on the Fox News Channel. Linda left television in 2005 to raise her children. Later she produced an award-winning documentary and most recently founded a website for moms.
Linda Vester Age
Linda was born on June 11, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is 53 years old as of 2018.
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Linda is a gorgeous lady with a white toned skin, blonde hair color, and hazel eyes color. She has maintained her body shape and size in a perfect manner as she has a curved shaped body. Her actual measurements of her body figure, height and weight are unavailable.
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Linda Vester is the daughter of the late Joan Vester Schoettinger and the late Dr. John Vester of Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987. She received an honors diploma from the Sorbonne in France after attending for one semester in 1985. In 1998 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Arabic and Middle East Affairs at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She learned to speak both French and Arabic fluently.
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Linda is a Catholic She married Glenn H. Greenberg. Glenn is a Wall Street investor and son of baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg and Caral Gimbel, the daughter of Bernard Gimbel of the Gimbel’s department store family, on May 5, 2001 in New York City. The couple has four children. In addition she has three grown children from her husbands prior marriage.
While raising their children, philanthropy became a priority for Vester. She serves as a trustee for the Institute of International Education, which administers the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. She also serves as a trustee for Summer Steps, an early-childhood education program in New York that prepares low-income preschoolers for kindergarten.
Vester and Greenberg have endowed a psychiatry chair at Yale Medical School for the study of PTSD. They were inspired to do so after Vester experienced PTSD in the Gulf War and Rwanda. They are avid supporters of the Warrior Scholar Project, an academic boot camp that helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans complete their college education after combat. They also are involved with the Posse Foundation, currently financially supporting the college education of a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. In addition, Vester has endowed a college scholarship for girls at her former high school, Ursuline Academy, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Linda accused NBC Anchor Tom Brokaw of two incidents of sexual harassment in April 2018 , when she was working for NBC. Tom gave a different version of the incidents, denying any harassment. He was accused by NBC correspondent Linda of tickling and trying to kiss her on separate occasions while she worked there in the 1990s, Variety reported.
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In 1989 Linda’s training began at NBC as a researcher and field producer in New York. NBC News management sent her to affiliate WFLA-TV to continue her on-air training in early 1990, with the provision that they could call on her to report for the network when needed.
In 1990 NBC exercised that provision when Iraq invaded Kuwait which led to Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Due to her Arabic language ability and background in Middle East Affairs, NBC temporarily pulled her from WFLA-TV to report from Saudi Arabia for its affiliate stations.
When the Gulf War ended, Vester returned to WFLA-TV until 1992, when she was dispatched to NBC’s Washington affiliate, WRC-TV, in a shared agreement during which she reported for the affiliate on weekdays and for the network on weekends. During that period she covered the White House, Pentagon and State Department as well as the humanitarian disaster from Somalia.
Linda was promoted to full-time network correspondent, reporting for NBC’s Weekend Today program in mid-1993. Her assignments included reporting from Haiti during a coup d’étatt. She was posted to NBC’s London bureau in early 1994, covering foreign affairs for all of the network’s newscasts. Among Linda’s assignments were the Rwandan genocide, about which she later produced the award-winning 2005 documentary “Back Home”, directed by Rwandan refugee J.B. Rutagarama.
Linda was reassigned back to the United States, reporting from NBC’s Chicago bureau in 1996. A year later, Linda was promoted to anchor of NBC News at Sunrise and moved to New York. During this time she also anchored afternoon news coverage on MSNBC.
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Linda was hired by Fox News Channel in 1999,to host its afternoon newscasts. Linda anchored part of the channel’s live coverage during 9/11 and hosted an exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson. Fox News Channel debuted a news program with a live audience, Dayside with Linda Vesterin 2002.
She continued in this position until July 2005, while pregnant with her second child. Then-CEO Roger Ailes agreed to release her from her contract to be a stay-at-home mom. Juliet Huddy and Mike Jerrick hosted Dayside until it was replaced with The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum in late 2006.
Linda Vester Net Worth
Linda has earned a good sum of money as a former host, and she has also maintained a good net worth as she lives a luxurious life. Linda has donated $10 million to University America to establish a teaching.