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Linda Jane Ellerbee

Born: 1944 in Bryan, Tx
Pen Name: None

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

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


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Linda Jane Ellerbee on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

"And so it goes" :
ISBN: 0399130470 OCLC: 12810818

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.

Ghoul reporter digs up zombies /
ISBN: 0064407594 OCLC: 43615361

Avon/HarperCollins Publishers, New York : 2000.

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

Girl reporter blows lid off town! /
ISBN: 0064407551 OCLC: 41326390

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 bytes back! /
ISBN: 006440952X OCLC: 44969369

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.

Girl reporter gets the skinny /
ISBN: 0064409511 OCLC: 44172901

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 rocks polls! /
ISBN: 0064407608 OCLC: 44270674

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 sinks school! /
ISBN: 006440756x OCLC: 41256380

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 snags Crush! /
ISBN: 0064407586 OCLC: 44751956

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.

Girl reporter stuck in jam! /
ISBN: 0064407578 OCLC: 41991344

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.

  Move on :
ISBN: 0060974699 OCLC: 25026756

HarperPerennial, New York, NY : 1992.

Take big bites :
ISBN: 0425209733 OCLC: 57186136

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.