Award winning journalist, Linda Olsen, is a proud born and raised Calgarian. She graduated from SAIT in Calgary in 1988 with Honors in Broadcast Journalism and started her career that same year at Global Saskatoon.

Linda joined Global Calgary in 1995 and since then, as a reporter, anchor and producer, has covered some of the biggest events to hit the city, including the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic from day one, bringing audiences the important information they were looking for as the situation unfolded, as well as the 2013 Southern Alberta floods. Linda co-anchored live flood coverage for 10 hours on that first day keeping viewers up to date on the significant event.

Linda was also host and producer of Global’s Woman of Vision series from its inception in Calgary in 1998. For 15 years, she highlighted the stories of inspirational women in the community with monthly television news features and a column in the Calgary Herald. In 2001, the Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA) nominated the special as Best Public Affairs Program. In 2002, Linda received the AMPIA Award for Best Anchor, and in 2003 she accepted the Best Host award for the Woman of Vision Special. As a senior anchor at Global News, Linda was also part of the team that won RTDNA’s award for Canada’s Best Newscast in both 2018 and 2014. She was named a recipient of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue magazine and received Global Calgary's Woman of Vision award for her commitment to the program and the community.

An advocate for the community, Linda is a board member with the Calgary Children’s Foundation and an honorary board member of Believe in the Gold, a local charity raising awareness and supporting research for children with cancer.  Linda has also been recognized with an Honorary Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from SAIT and the Honorary Fellow Award at Calgary’s St. Mary’s University.

When she’s not on the anchor desk, Linda can be found out in the city hosting a number of charity events or spending time with her three adult children.

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