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Linda Vester Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Linda Vester
Place Of Birth
Cincinnati, USA
58 years old
Birth Date
June 11 1965

Linda Vester Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
American University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Glenn H. Greenberg
John Vester, Dorothy Vester

About Linda Vester

Linda Vester was born on June 11, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents, Dr. John Vester (popularly known as John Vester of Cincinnati) and Dorothy Vester.

Vester wanted to pursue a career as a journalist even as a child. She has had a successful career in journalism and news, after being awarded the Fulbright Scholarship.

She received her first degree in Journalism from Boston University. She has contributed significantly to the field of journalism in America throughout her career. She stopped working in 2005 to raise her children.

Keep reading to learn more about the life and career of Linda Vester!

Linda Vester Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Linda Vester's net worth?

The net worth of Linda Vester is approximately $2 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How old is Linda Vester?

Linda Vester was born on June 11, 1965, so she turned 57 years old in June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Linda Vester was born on June 11, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio. There is not much available information relating to her early life and family.

Vester attended the University of Paris in 1985, but only stayed for one semester. She then went to Boston University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Journalism.

She got an honors diploma from Sorbonne, in France.

Linda Vester was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998, to study Middle East Affairs and Arabic from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. The education she received from the American University aided in her career as a journalist.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Linda Vester's partner?

Fox News reporter, Linda Vester, got married to Glenn Greenberg on May 5, 2001. Greenberg is the son of Baseball Hall of Fame recipient, Hank Greenberg. The couple have four children together, along with three older children from Glenn Greenberg's first marriage.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Linda Vester is best known as the anchor of 'DaySide with Linda Vester' on Fox News and 'Sunrise' on NBC news.

Linda Vester commenced her journalism career with an internship at the Paris Bureau of CBS News in 1985, and in their Boston bureau in 1986-1987.

In 1987, Vester got her first position on-air, at KHGI-TV as a regular reporter of news at Kearney in Nebraska.

After taking a brief pause to continue her academics in Egypt with the Fulbright Scholarship, she was then hired by NBC News to be trained for the post of Foreign Correspondent.

Vester's training at NBC started in 1989, as a field producer and researcher in New York.

Early in 1990, she was sent by the management of NBC News to the affiliate for WFLA-TV and continue with her training on air, with the promise that they would ask her to report for them whenever the need arises. The opportunity came when Kuwait was invaded by Iraq in 1990, leading to the two famous Operations; Desert Storm and Desert Shield. It was because of Linda Vester's knowledge of Arabic and her background in Middle East Affairs, that she was pulled from the WFLA-TV temporarily to report from Saudi Arabia for all the affiliate stations.

Vester returned to WFLA-TV at the end of the Gulf War until 1992, when she was then sent to the affiliate of NBC, WRC-TV, in a joint agreement. Vester was reporting for them on weekdays and on NBC at weekends. It was then that she gave her coverage of the White House, along with the State Department and the humanitarian disaster in Somalia.

In 1993, Linda Vester was given a promotion to full-time Network Correspondent for NBC's 'Weekend Today', that included reports from Haiti in the course of a coup d'état.

In early 1994, Vester was transferred to the London bureau of NBC, from where she covered the foreign affairs of all newscasts of the network. Her notable report was that of the genocide of Rwandan. She later produced an award-winning documentary in 2005, named 'Back Home', which was directed by Rwandan refugee, J.B. Rutagarama.

She was transferred back to the United States again in 1996, to report from the Chicago bureau of the NBC. In 1997, she got a promotion to the position of Anchor on 'Sunrise', on NBC News, so moved to New York, where she also hosted the afternoon news coverage on MSNBC.

Linda Vester was then hired by the Fox News Channel in 1999, to anchor the afternoon news. Vester notably covered parts of the live coverage of the 9/11 attack, and anchored an exclusive interview of O.J. Simpson.

In 2003, Fox News started a novel news program, 'DaySide with Linda Vester'. Vester took maternity leave in July 2005.

Charity Work

Linda Vester is a trustee of the prestigious Institute of International Education, which provides the popular Fulbright Scholarship, of which she herself was once a recipient.

The Fox News reporter is also a trustee of an earlier-level education project; Summer Steps in New York, that prepares preschoolers for kindergarten.

Linda Vester is also a great supporter of the famous Warrior-Scholar Project, which is an academic-level boot camp helping Afghanistan and Iraq veterans accomplish their education after the war.

Linda Vester also donated $10 million to Yale University to set up a good teaching space.

Linda Vester is collaborating with the Posse Foundation, which financially assists the college education of an entire team of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans.

Linda Vester has also supported a college-level scholarship for females at her own alma mater, Ursuline Academy, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Other Interesting Linda Vester Facts And Trivia

  • Vester's father-in-law is Hank Greenberg, and her mother-in-law is Caral Gimbel.
  • Linda Vester is fluent in French and Arabic.

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