One of the Chicago's most respected and famous broadcaster, co-hosted ABC 7's top-ranked 11 am and 4 pm newscast, Linda Yu, who joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1984 and retired on November 23, 2016. She was born in Xian, China on December 1, 1946. However, she has admitted into the prestigious "Silver Circle" of legendary Chicago broadcasters.
Who is Linda Famous for, Career and Progression?
Linda started her career at KTLA-TV and KABC-TV and later joined ABC 7. Before to joining ABC 7 Chicago, she worked as the co-host for WMAQ-TV and then acceded to the channel in 1979 as a general assignment journalist.
Throughout her career in Chicago, she has received five local Emmy Awards and also won an Emmy for her contributions to a primetime special, "Chicago's Road to China," traversing the Chicago connections to that fast-rising Asian economy and also honored with an Emmy for her serve examining the aftermath of 9/11.
How Wealthy is Linda?
News anchor, Linda has approximated net worth of $5 million dollars and had earned over $800 thousand USD as an annual salary in her broadcasting career, before retirement. Nowadays, she made some amounts of money as an author and her books are became hit in the worldwide as well.
However, a year ago she sold her three-bedroom Near North Side townhouse over $1.48 million dollars, which she paid $488 thousand dollars in 1984. Nowadays, she resides in Chicago with her kids.
She is individual personality, but this talented media lady married to her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Richard Baer. Her husband Richard is a psychiatrist, and their wedding date was on June 12, 1982, at Saint James Cathedral in Chicago. They started dating from early of the age when they both met in the college.
Who is Linda Married to?
Shortly after the wedding, she and her husband Richard had involved in an auto accident while on their honeymoon in southern France. And, which resulted in her spouse Richard hospitalized due to a mild concussion. Nevertheless, the two has two children, a son Ricky, was born in August 1985 and a daughter, Francesca, was born in February 1988. However, her daughter Francesca is also raising Hollywood actress.
Sadly, they divorced in 1996, because of their misunderstanding and in 2014; she broke her leg in a motor vehicle accident.
She was born in Xian, shifted with her family to Hong Kong when she was three years old, and three years later they moved to America. So, she holds the American nationality but is of the Han or Asian-American ethnicity. Her height is over 5 feet 3 inches and still looks like young and beautiful, which you also found on her social media account.