Linda Aylesworth has been with Global BC since 1981. She was hired out of the BCIT Journalism program as a director. But in 1989 finally got her wish to report. Her previous years spent studying biology lead Linda to specialize in health, science and environmental journalism.
Her reports have earned her an Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting. A National Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Award, two Regional Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) Dave Rogers Awards and a Jack Webster Award for best science reporting.
Linda is proudest of her profession when her stories make a difference in people’s lives.
Linda was born in Toronto, lived in New York until she was 13, and then moved to Vancouver with her mother and brother.
Linda helped support herself through school by working at the Vancouver Aquarium and at the CBC where she kept the audiences happy during the tapings of various variety shows like “Rene Simard”.
When she isn’t working – her passions include photography, boating, sea kayaking and scuba diving with her husband John. Linda says her dream close encounter occurred in the summer of 2000 when an enormous bull killer whale leapt from the water just metres from her kayak in Johnstone Strait.
Linda says, “It was wonderful and I have the picture to prove it.”