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Linda Carson

Episode 12: Sixty Years of Telling America's Story with news anchor Linda Carson, 10/19/21


Linda Carson is currently a Co-Host of the “Suncoast View” daily TV show, ABC 7 out of Sarasota/Bradenton Florida. She recently celebrated her 26th anniversary at the station. During this time, she has also been an Anchor and a reporter. Her notable career included events that focused a nation. She was in the classroom with President George Bush, at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, on September 11th 2001 when he received news of the terrorists' strikes on the Pentagon. Over her nearly six decades of involvement in television, she has covered natural and human tragedies. She is an award-winning journalist, and is noted for a series she did on serial killer Danny Rolling. That endeavor included interviews with Danny on Death Row, and bearing witness to, and reporting on, his execution.

Linda has been telling America’s stories, in nine different states and multiple stations since the 1960’s. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, GA. She began working as a Promotion Writer at WAGA - TV in Atlanta, and then went on the air as the Weather Caster at Channel 11 before becoming a reporter, and anchor.

She met her husband, Bud Carson, who was the Head Coach at Georgia Tech on an interview. That romance and marriage involved moves and job changes for Linda as Bud became Defensive Co-Ordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, followed by Bud’s joining the Rams in Los Angeles, and so on. Linda followed Bud, and built an amazing career as an on-air personality in news and sports in Baltimore, Kansas City, Hartford, Conn., Cleveland and Philadelphia and now on Florida’s Cultural Coast, in Sarasota. Bud died in 2005. Together he and Linda have a family legacy of 4 children, six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Linda is a strong community supporter having served on the Boards of Directors for Circus Arts Conservatory, The American Cancer Society, and the Alzheimer's Association. She has a passion for sailing, and for many years sailed a pram with the Luffing Lassies at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Linda is also a lover of books and currently hosts a twice weekly, on-air, book club for Suncoast News, and Facebook followers.

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