Linda Johnson King

Profile Updated: August 15, 2019
Residing In: Mt. Pleasant,, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Bob
Occupation: Video Producer, Media Trainer
Children: Kristin born 1979
Ashley, born 1982
Yes! Attending Reunion
Grammar School:

Oakdale Elementary

Education after RHHS:

Winthrop University, BA in Communications 1969
University of SC, Graduate School of Journalism 1971

Extracurricular activities in '65:

Speech Club
RHHS Chorus
Drama Club

Music for Reunion Playlist (Specific Titles):

My Girl
Band of Gold
Miss Grace
Unchained Melody
Under the Boardwalk


The early years…
After graduating from Winthrop in 1969, I spent a year traveling the world as a TWA flight attendant. I returned to SC to attend USC graduate school and took a job with a WNOK-TV. This job led to anchoring a "Meet the Press" kind of program with SCETV in 1972. When my husband Bob took a job in Greenville, I was hired at Channel 4 News as a reporter which put me on track to become South Carolina’s first woman evening news anchor.
In 1975, I was hired by Newsweek Broadcasting, a division of the magazine, to anchor a nationally syndicated television news service in NYC. Here I had the chance to give the first television exposure of sensitive topics like spousal abuse and anorexia.

The middle years…
We moved to Detroit in 1980 where I continued to produce stories for Newsweek and work for WXYZ-TV interviewing celebrity newsmakers from all walks of life: Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson, Aretha Franklin, & Reba McEntire. One interview in Nashville had me singing back up with the Oakridge Boys!
Ten years later, we moved to Pittsburgh with two young daughters where I started producing corporate videos and feature segments for network shows. From stories on serial killers to celebrity profiles to covering the PA crash site on 9-11 for CBS, this career has been one exciting ride!

And Finally…
After way too many years of shoveling snow in Detroit, Pittsburgh and later Milwaukee, we’ve traded watching the snowfall, to watching the dolphins play amid incredible sunsets. We are so glad to be back in the south! Still happily married after 38 years, Bob and I are finally kicking back to enjoy margaritas on the deck and all that beautiful, historic Charleston has to offer. Looking forward to seeing all of you in April.

School Story:

Friday Night Football Games
Half-time performances
And shagging at our HS dances

Your Bucket List (Which items on your list have you done and which are left to be completed?)

First through my job as a flight attendant and then through my husband's job working with International Quality Standards, we have been given the opportunity to travel the world. Travel has always been important to us and the checks on our bucket list are many. However, a visit to South America awaits. In fact, I am working on my Spanish so that I will be ready when the time comes.

Favorite Quotation(s):

"If you love what you do and do what you love,
you will never work a day in your life."

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What model & year car did you drive in '65?

I didn't have a car- didn't need one. The guys drove,
remember? My boyfriend and future husband, Bob, drove a race prepared Oldsmobile 442

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Aug 15, 2019 at 5:41 PM