Linda Carson

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Linda Carson joined ABC 7 in 1995 and specializes in local entertainment reporting, with popular weekly segments called "Suncoast Scene" and “Event of the Week.” She also does a weekly report called “Amazing Women of the Suncoast.” Carson started her TV career in 1964 as a "TV Weather Girl" in Atlanta and went on to become one of the first female anchors in the country. Carson has covered many major stories over the course of her career, including the civil rights movement in Atlanta during the 1960’s, and was in a Sarasota classroom with President George W. Bush on September 11th when terrorists struck the World Trade Center. She continued following the story after it was discovered that some of the terrorists had taken flying lessons at Venice Municipal Airport. Carson was married to Bud Carson, a well-known and highly regarded football coach who held posts with the Pittsburgh Steelers, L.A. Rams and Georgia Tech. She is involved with numerous community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of Circus Sarasota.