Linda has conducted thousands of live interviews with personalities ranging from the biggest Hollywood stars, to astronauts, world-famous doctors, experts, elected officials, and British royalty as the host of AM/BUFFALO - weekdays at 10am on Channel 7 - for 20 years!
For her outstanding work on Eyewitness News and AM Buffalo, Linda was nominated twice for New York State Emmy Awards. Besides doing voice-overs for many national TV and radio commercial spots, Linda contributes her professional talents to various local shows produced by Buffalo's Catholic Diocese, for which she won a Gabriel award for her narration in a video entitled: The Snowman Knows. Outside of the TV station, Linda leads a very active life in the community. She has served as Honorary Chairperson for the physically and emotionally challenged at Buffalo's Heritage Centers, assisting the Olmsted Parks, and Variety Club Telethon fundraisers.
For her good work in the community over the years, and for serving as a positive role model, Linda was voted Italian-American of the Year in 2000 by the Italian-American Society of Western New York
Welcome to my first-ever blog! (When did the 21st century start??) Anyway I hope everyone is having a great summer. It's been WARM..but at least we'll have had a summer to remember.
My dog Bernie is going for ANOTHER summer hair cut! He is the best! A cocker spaniel, he's learned how to use his "doggie" door this summer and is happy as a clam coming in and out at his leisure!
I love having our son Brett home for the summer..he's busy being a camp counselor and comes home exhausted every night. We'll get a chance to enjoy a family vacation together next month when we host the Germany/Austria tour with Holiday Vacations.
Having a great summer on AM BUFFALO..I hope you weekend early birds are enjoying our newest show, "LOCAL PROUD" Saturday's at 7:30am.
Been to lots of events this summer, Cystic Fibrosis, Taste of Buffalo, Olmsted Gala, Run for Rover etc..next thing you know, it will be time for the fair!..Talk to you soon..Linda P.
A special thanks to everyone I met at "R Salon" on Saturday with Jon Summers..you all looked MAH-VEL-OUS! We'll have to do that again.
.. I sure hope everyone caught today's show. We had a singer on, Steve Balesteri who should be on the national stage! He sang an Andrei Bocelli song that brought tears to my eyes! Buffalo Philharmonic take note! Steve will be singing at 2pm at the Italian Festival in Niagara Falls on Saturday..don't miss his performance!
..Tomorrow's jackpot call closing in on $400 in prizes..don't miss out...and by the way, I just got on Twitter! So please add me as a friend...Also, it's pet talk tuesday ..meet the most adoptable pet of the week! Talk to you soon...me
It sure has been an eventful year. It was this month a year ago that I was diagnosed with first breast cancer then thyroid cancer. WIth all that's happened, my hair is growing back and I'm all done with treatments. Now I will go for scans every 3-4 months to make sure there's nothing new. That's it! Isn't modern medicine miraculous? I was also blessed this year with many wonderful doctors, nurses and medical staff who I've come to know by first name. But perhaps my biggest blessing was all the prayers I received from all of you. I truly felt them and feel that all the good energy you sent my way is why I feel terrific today. So let's pay it forward and keep those good thoughts coming for others into the new year.
I promise I'll keep you posted..and as I say on the show..girls, give the gift of good health to yourself with a timely mammogram appointment. Have a wonderful New Year! Linda P.
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