Linda Yu Biography

Linda Yu

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Birth Name: Linda Yu
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 71 Years
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Linda Yu, veteran broadcaster, was born on December 1, 1946, in China. She is first Asian- American Journalist best known as an anchor on the Eyewitness newscast for WLS-TV in Chicago. She is Chinese by nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. She spent her childhood in the diverse culture of China, Hong Kong, and different states of U.S.A. She completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

This hard working lady worked as a writer and producer in Los Angels and also served as a general assignment reporter and back–up anchor in San Francisco. Before working as a news anchor for WLS-TV in Chicago she worked as co-anchor on different other news channels. She left a good impression on her co-workers and seniors everywhere she worked.

She is married to Dr. Richard Baer, a psychiatrist. She started dating with her boyfriend, Richard, from the early days of college life and finally became a life partner. After spending fourteen years of happy married life with two children the couple divorced because of their misunderstandings.

Her current approximated net worth is expected to be around $5 million and she was reported to be paid over $800 thousand as an annual salary from her broadcasting career, before retirement. She is still making a good amount of money as an author and is living high standard life in Chicago with her children.

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Born on 1946

1946 1st of December

Yu was born in Xian, China on December 1, 1946. She moved to Hong Kong with her family in her early age and later to migrated to the United States in 1951. Even in the United States, she lived in different states as her family moved from one state to another before they settled in California.


Graduated in 1968


She completed her graduation from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1968. She was interested in Journalism since her childhood days. Later, she became successful in the field of her interest.


Started working from 1970


To pursue her career, she started working for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles as a writer and producer. After gaining work experience for few years she joined KGO-TV in San Franciso and worked there as a general assignment reporter and back-up anchor.


Got married with Dr. Richard

1982 12th of June

Linda is married to her longtime boyfriend, Dr. Richard Baer. She is married on June 12, 1982, at Saint James Cathedral in Chicago. The couple has two children: a son, Ricky, born in 1985 and a daughter, Francesca, born in 1988.


Co-anchor in WLS-TV


After working for more than ten years as writer, producer and backup anchor, she joined WLS-TV station in 1984 and started to worked as co-anchor. She co-anchored in the station’s 4 PM newscast along with Joel Daly.


Divorce on 1996


After spending fourteen years of togetherness, the couple separated in 1996. It was because of some misunderstanding between them. Her daughter Francesca is growing actress in Bollywood. She is now living with her children in Loss Angles.


Retired from Profession on 2016

2016 23rd of November

After spending more than 37 years of her profession life on television, she got retired on 2016. Her last proferssional life with Chicago TV was on ended on November 23, 2016. After her retirement, she is spending her retired life by writing a book and living with her children.

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