Linda Hurtado Bio | Wiki
Linda Hurtado is a popular American journalist. As of now, Linda serves as an Emmy award-winning news anchor at WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida since December 2015. Linda anchors the FOX 13 News at Noon and the FOX 13 News at 5.
She is a 20-year veteran of TV news here in Tampa Bay, and she is excited to be part of the talented family here at FOX 13. Before, Linda worked as a news anchor and reporter at ABC Action News. She also worked as a news anchor at WFTS-TV. Linda hosted the local MDA Telethon for more than 10 years and emceed the local Dancing with the Stars event that benefits local charities, as well as the Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Hospital’s Valentine Day event and events for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Linda Hurtado Birthday | Age
She was born on December 29, in the United States. Linda is around 29 years old. She celebrates her birthday on December 29, every year.
Linda Hurtado Height
She is a woman of above-average stature. She stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx 1.65 m).
Linda Hurtado Family
Linda was born and raised by her caring and loving father and mother. At the moment, Linda has not mentioned any information concerning either her parents or if she has siblings.
Linda Hurtado Husband
Linda is married to her husband Jorge Hurtado. The couple has two biological daughters namely JackieFig and Sean Gallagher. She also has an adopted son named Michael whom Linda adopted from Cuba as well as two English bulldogs.
Linda Hurtado Daughter
Linda has a daughter named JackieFig. Jackie got to achieve her dream. It gave Linda great joy to see her fly! Happy for Jackie’s boyfriend named Quinn too. Quinn is a hard worker and a good kid. During Linda’s birthday, her daughter took her flying.
Linda Hurtado Education
After completing her primary and high school education, Linda attended the University of Georgia. Later on, Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
Linda Hurtado Fox 13 News | Tampa
She anchors the FOX 13 News at Noon as well as the FOX 13 News at 4 along with Chris Cato and the FOX 13 News at 5 alongside Cynthia Smoot. Linda is a 20-year veteran of TV news here in Tampa Bay and is excited to be part of the talented family here at FOX 13.
She has served at TV stations in both Fort Myers and Orlando prior to coming to Tampa. Linda has won 13 Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award, Associated Press awards, Society of Professional Journalism awards, as well as a Florida Bar award due to a variety of news and health stories.
Linda has traveled to Haiti and Cuba reporting in-depth reports. Over her TV career, Linda has covered several hurricanes such as Andrew, Charley, and Irma, a Stanley Cup championship, a Super Bowl championship, as well as the Republican National Convention, where she got the only local TV interview with Ann Romney. She has also hosted or anchored several live events, such as the Martin Luther King and Gasparilla parades, and NASA space shuttle launches.
Linda has been a keynote speaker at several local events, including the Women of Influence luncheon hosted by the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Man and Woman of the Year awards sponsored by Tampa’s Hispanic Heritage, Inc.
Linda’s colleagues at Fox News include:
Valerie Calhoun -anchor
Solomon Wisenberg– legal analyst
Leslie Rangel -anchor
Emily Roehler -meteorologist
Phil Keating – correspondent
Mariah Harrison -reporter
Benjamin Hall – foreign affairs correspondent
Steve Hilton –political commentator
Steve Heyes– news contributor
Linda Hurtado Breast Cancer
In October 2020, Linda announced on air that she was having the operation after a mammogram caught early symptoms of breast cancer a disease that killed her mom and grandmother. Afterward, Linda had been such a vocal proponent of early detection and treatment as the station’s health reporter, that she decided to make her diagnosis and treatment public by announcing it on air and providing updates through Facebook and her own website. As of now, Linda is cancer-free and feels good.
Linda Hurtado Salary
She earns a satisfying amount from her work as an Emmy award-winning news anchor at WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida since December 2015. Linda’s average salary is $68,111 per year.
Linda Hurtado Net Worth
Linda gets her wealth from her work as an Emmy award-winning news anchor at WTVT Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida since December 2015. Therefore, Linda has accumulated a decent fortune over the years she has served. Linda’s estimated net worth is $691,713.
Is Linda Craddock Still Married
Yes. Linda married her husband Jorge Hurtado. The couple has two biological daughters namely JackieFig and Sean Gallagher. She also has an adopted son named Michael whom Linda adopted from Cuba as well as two English bulldogs.
How Tall Is Linda Hurtado
Linda is a woman of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx 1.65 m).