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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Linda Jane Ellerbee  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1944 in Bryan, Tx

-- Linda Jane Ellerbee on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Linda Ellerbee was a newscaster and disc jockey at WVON radio in Chicago from 1964 to 1967.

Biographical and Professional Information

Linda has been a disc Jockey, reporter, writer, and anchor newscaster during her career.

Published Works

    And So It Goes: Adventures in Television, Berkley Trade, 1986Move On: Adventures in the Real World, Putnam, 1992Girl Reporter Blows Lid Off Town!, Harper Collins, 2000Girl Reporter Sinks School!, Harper Collins, 2000Girl Reporter Stuck in Jam!, Harper Collins, 2000Girl Reporter Snags Crush!, Harper Collins, 2000Ghoul Reporter Digs Up Zombies!, Harper Collins, 2000Girl Reporter Rocks Polls!, Harper Collins, 2000Girl Reporter Takes the Skinny, Harper Collins 2000Girl Reporter Bytes Back!, Harper Collins, 2001Take Big Bites, Berkley Trade, 2006

Selected Titles At Your Library

"And so it goes" :
ISBN: 0399130470. OCLC Number:

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. New York :. ©1986.

In a world of blow-dried anchors, Linda Ellerbee is that rare creature- a literate, sophisticated, breezily irreverent journalist who treats the viewer as if he were not an idiot. She relays some very fine stories, about both what has gone right in her fourteen-year career as local reporter in Houston and New York, NBC correspondent, Today show essayist, and coanchor for the much-praised and awarded Weekend and NBC News Overnight. In the process, she offers not only a truly hilarious and telling memoir, but the strongest, most candid book on television and television news ever written, a no-holds-barred inside examination of how TV news manufactures the "product", why the typical viewer is held in disdain, why stations like to hire "Twinkies" (male and female), how so many newscasts have turned into the Sermon on the Mount or the Gospel according to cute- why we get the news we get and why it isn't the news we deserve. -- from Book Jacket.

Move on :
ISBN: 0060974699. OCLC Number:

HarperPerennial,. New York, NY :. 1992.

Girl reporter blows lid off town! /
ISBN: 0064407551. OCLC Number:

HarperTrophy,. New York :. 2000.

Casey Smith, an intrepid eleven-year-old journalist, revives her middle school's defunct newspaper and investigates what looks like an environmental pollution cover-up at the local paper mill.

Girl reporter sinks school! /
ISBN: 006440756x. OCLC Number:

HarperTrophy,. New York :. 2000.

Eleven-year-old Casey Smith decides to do an investigative story for the school paper about a cheating ring operating on campus.

Girl reporter stuck in jam! /
ISBN: 0064407578. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins,. New York :. ©2000.

Intrepid eleven-year-old journalist Casey Smith is so busy trying to get a story for the newspaper about a victim of physical abuse that she neglects her friend Ringo, the school's first male cheerleader.

Girl reporter snags Crush! /
ISBN: 0064407586. OCLC Number:

Avon Books,. New York :. ©2000.

Intrepid eleven-year-old journalist Casey Smith protests Crush Cola's corporate sponsorship of her school, a deal that would give the company a monopoly on the soda sold there.

Ghoul reporter digs up zombies /
ISBN: 0064407594. OCLC Number:

Avon/HarperCollins Publishers,. New York :. 2000.

Sixth-grade school journalist Casey Smith investigates the apparent haunting of a local cemetery.

Girl reporter rocks polls! /
ISBN: 0064407608. OCLC Number:

Avon Books/HarperCollins Publishers,. New York :. 2000.

School newspaper reporter Casey Smith uncovers a plot to sabotage the elections at her middle school.

Girl reporter gets the skinny /
ISBN: 0064409511. OCLC Number:

Avon Books/HarperCollins Publishers,. New York :. 2001.

School newspaper reporter Casey Smith searches out the person who is trying to sabotage Trumbull Middle School's star cheerleader, while also puzzling over her friends' constant worrying about their looks.

Girl reporter bytes back! /
ISBN: 006440952X. OCLC Number:

Avon Books,. New York :. ©2001.

School newspaper reporter Casey Smith tries to uncover who's behind the counterfeit Alienhead toys being auctioned on the Real News website, and also discovers there are good and bad aspects of Internet filtering.

Take big bites :
ISBN: 0425209733. OCLC Number:

Putnam's Sons,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2005.

The celebrated journalist, producer, and bestselling author takes us on a culinary journey from Italy to Afghanistan, from Mexico to Massachusetts, a memoir of travel, food, and personal (mis)adventure. In Vietnam, preconceptions collide with the soup; in France, lust flares with the pâté and dies with the dessert; in Bolivia, a very young missionary finds her food flavored with hypocrisy; while at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, an older woman discovers gorp is good, fear is your friend, and Thai chicken tastes best when you're soaked by rain and the Colorado River.

Speaking Engagements

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