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
Things will be busy for me when we return too. Twelve hours after we land, I report to Millard Fillmore Suburban for a medi-port implant. That will allow my chemotherapy to be administered directly without additional I.V.'s. From there I head to my doctor's office for my first dose. Waiting for me there will be photojournalist Ed Reilly or our Chief Photographer Scott McDowell. We've decided to shoot that experience so everyone will know what it's like. So many people have been through this already, and unfortunately, many more will come after me. But it is an important part of treatment that prevents cancer from coming back. It is so heartwarming to hear from 10, 20 and 30 year survivors! I've kept all your cards and keep them in a special place!
So after chemo, I should be back on the sofa at AM Buffalo on Monday, April 18th. Thank goodness for Jon Summers who so ably fills in AND is out everyday shooting all the stories that appear on the show.
Wish me luck blogging from France..sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't ! Au revoir!
I'm responding as fast as possible to all my e-mails and everything sent by children will be cherished forever! I didn't think you could feel this good and still be ill!
But I am the most overwhelmed by the good news I received by Windsong Radiology yesterday. Their patient coordinator called me personally to tell me that their phones have been ringing off the hook with ladies looking for the next mammo appointment! She says they are positively jamming over there and have been since Monday. You girls rock! But I already knew that! xxxme
The biggest problem was where Bernie was going to "go" so to speak. We had a four foot drift outside our patio door that had to be shoveled out last night. At least now, he can turn around and come back inside..yesterday..well, let's put it this way, I had never seen a dog "back up!"
Anyway, the bottom line is that-it's ok. It's December, we're hardy folk and like I said on the show today, as long as the pizza guy can get to the front door, it's all good.
Of course it would be another story if I were one of those poor souls stranded on the Thruway for 22 hours! Good luck this weekend and GO BILLS! ..Linda P.