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Linda Brill

Linda Brill

Linda Brill is KING 5's most veteran reporter with over twenty years of experience in the region. Brill has covered the biggest news stories, from the eruption of Mount St. Helens to the Eastern Washington forest fires and from the Green River murders to the World Trade Organization riots.

Brill joined KING 5 News in December, 1978 as a reporter on the city government beat. She came to Seattle from WXRT-FM in Chicago. Her earlier experience includes two years as an associate producer at WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago, IL.

Brill's work in broadcasting earned her the annual Armstrong Award from Columbia University for excellence in FM news coverage. Her story titled "Term Papers for Sale" won the Illinois U.P.I Broadcast Journalism Award for Best Investigative Reporting.

Brill began as a political reporter, later specializing in family issues covering adoption, child care and education. Now, Brill focuses on crime and court reporting and often writes features about the lighter side of people who make the news in the Northwest.

Brill earned a bachelor of science degree in communication from the University of Illinois School of Radio and Television in 1973. She currently resides in Seattle with her husband and three children.