Linda Jackson graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
She co-anchors Fort Wayne’s NBC newscasts at 5, 6 and 11.
Linda also enjoys working with several area non-profits.
Linda served as a news intern at NBC33 in Fort Wayne while in college. She began her broadcasting career here as a producer and reporter before becoming an anchor. She has worked all shifts and has also served as a newsroom manager.
Linda has received several industry awards from the Indiana News Photographers Association, Indiana Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana Associated Press including the 2019 INAP Best Reporter Award for stories on the Fort Wayne opioid epidemic and how it plays out on the streets and in the courts, the Peru Youth Circus and her feature “Happy Birthday Henry” about a young Riley Hospital patient from Fort Wayne. Linda also received a First Place award in 2005 from the INAP for her series, “A Gift for Peggy.” She is the 2018 recipient of the Indiana Judges Association first place award for her story on the opioid epidemic in Fort Wayne. Linda is a Poynter Institute honors graduate, a “Future 40” award recipient from the Fort Wayne Business Journal and a first place Indiana Hospital and Health Association award-winner for “A Gift for Peggy.” Readers of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and “Whatzup” have voted Linda “Best TV Station Personality” several times.
Linda enjoys broadcast journalism because it’s a “people business.” She chose her career because of that and because of the visual images that go hand in hand in delivering broadcast news, not to mention the immediacy of the medium and the technology that changes every day. She enjoys meeting new people and the variety in her job. No two days are the same!
Fort Wayne is home for Linda, her husband and their son. They love it here. She is originally from Peru, Indiana. Several of her family members live there. She grew up performing in the Peru Amateur Circus spending many years flying on a trapeze! Her interests include reading, sports, circuses and exercise.
Feel free to send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.