A former radio/TV broadcast journalist, Linda has won national awards for her coverage of women's issues. She's been featured on ABC's Good Morning America and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and has been interviewed by the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
Linda is a 2009 recipient of the Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) from the National Women's Political Caucus for her article on gender biased media coverage of 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. She was also honored twice by Women in Communications with the Clarion Award for Best Women's Issues Programming.
During her career as a broadcast journalist, she created, produced, and hosted women's issues radio and television programs for NPR and PBS station affiliates including the award-winning talk show Women's Voices. Linda is also a member of the Women's Media Center Progressive Women's Voices program and the National Cancer Survivor's Day Speaker's Bureau.
Linda attended single sex Wells College (now coed) and graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English. Her undergraduate studies included coursework in communications and broadcasting at Cornell University and graduate studies in communications design at Syracuse University.
By Linda Lowen:
Although women make up over half the US population, we're rarely included as experts, commentators, or talking heads on TV news shows. Why is it rare to see women at the table discussing substantive topics? Because we aren't media decision-makers; in fact, only 3% of media 'clout' positions are held by women. Yet when given the chance to speak out, women have plenty to say.
Every woman I've ever interviewed has been reluctant to end the conversation, even after the mic was turned off. It's our response to centuries of silence. For generations, women have been seen but not heard. Not anymore. Every woman needs to find her voice...to realize her thoughts have value just as she has value.
Perhaps we only earn 77 cents on every dollar men make. But my goal is to help us all embrace two truths:
- We're worth every penny.
- It's time for a raise.
- Audio clip featuring Linda: How do moms and their kids interact online?
Linda is the featured guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation" on May 8, 2008 in a 30-minute segment.
- Video clip featuring Linda: Women's Media Center Progressive Women's Voices
Why does mainstream media offer women style and fashion instead of substantive discussions?
- Magazine article featuring Linda: American Bar Association 'Perspectives' 2011
Linda is quoted extensively in "Media Bias Against Women: Stuck in a Bygone Era"