Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist; award-winning television producer, writer, and anchor; best-selling author; breast cancer survivor; a mother and grandmother; and one of the most sought-after speakers in America.
Ellerbee and her work can be seen all over the television universe. Lucky Duck, her production company, produces primetime specials for ABC, CBS, HBO, PBS, Lifetime, MTV, Logo, A&E, MSNBC, SOAPnet, Trio, Animal Planet, and TV Land, among others. Ellerbee was honored with an Emmy in 2004 for her series When I Was a Girl, which aired on WE: Women’s Entertainment network.
Ellerbee’s first foray into books for kids, an eight-part fiction series entitled Get Real published in 2000, won her raves among middle school readers. Both of Ellerbee’s previous adult books – And So It Goes, a humorous look at television news, and Move On, stories about being a working single mother, a child of the ’60s, and a woman trying to find balance in her life – have been national bestsellers. Ellerbee’s latest bestselling book, Take Big Bites: Adventures Around the World and Across the Table, is a humorous account of her love of travel, talking to (and eating with) strangers, and, according to Ellerbee, “just making trouble in general.”
In 2011, Ellerbee won the Tribute Award, the highest honor given by the Alliance for Women in Media. On presenting the award, former CNN anchor Aaron Brown said to a ballroom full of women, “the two most important women in the history of television news are Barbara Walters and Linda Ellerbee. Barbara Walters made it possible for you to be on television news; Linda Ellerbee made it possible for you to be YOU on television news.”
As a popular and versatile speaker, Linda Ellerbee travels thousands of miles each year, inspiring audiences with her insight and filling banquet rooms and concert halls with laughter. They come to hear her trademark wit and wisdom on everything from how to survive corporate America with your values intact to how to survive breast cancer and live to laugh about it (she often speaks to medical groups concerning healthcare from a patient’s point of view), and how to accept – even embrace – a changing world, perhaps making a few changes yourself.
How to Succeed & Still Hang Onto Your Values
Change Is a Form of Hope
Healthcare from the Patient’s Perspective
How to Survive a Changing World & How to Change Your World
How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids