Linda Yu

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Former Journalist (1946)
Wed Aug 19 2020
By   Ruku

The five local Emmy Award-winning Linda Yu is the former Television journalist who served as an anchor, reporter for WLS-TV, channel 7 owned by ABC, licensed to Chicago, Illinois. The Chinese/American media personality Yu also received the National Gold Medal from National Conference of Community and Justice for her documentary, "The Scars of Belfast".

Linda was born on December 1, 1946, in Xian, China. She has sisters named Lela Yu among others. Linda moved to Hongkong with her family and siblings at the age of 3. Later, in 1951 when Linda was five-years-old the whole family moved to the USA.

Concerning education, Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Southern California (USC).

Relationship Status

The former news reporter Linda has not revealed her exact relationship status. After the tragic separation with the former spouse, Yu has not mentioned whether she is dating someone or is living a single life at the moment.

The retired journalist Linda Yu shares a picture with a man named Stuart.
Image: The retired journalist Linda Yu shares a picture with a man named Stuart Ellison.
Source: Instagram @lindayuchicago

It seems like the woman is enjoying her single life without having any romantic affair. But, she shares a good bond with the man named Stuart Ellison with whom she has visited many exotic places and also flaunt pictures with him on her official social accounts. 

As per some sources, Linda and Stuart are in a marital relationship. However, neither Yu nor Ellison has openly revealed about their relationship status. Additionally, Linda retired from her professional journalism life back in 2016. Since the day, she is spending her quality time with her family members. 

Was Married To Richard Baer

The 73-years-old Linda was previously in a marital relationship with Dr. Richard Baer. Her ex-husband Dr. Richard is a psychiatrist by profession. Richard and Linda tied the wedding knot on June 12, 1982. The intimate wedding ceremony held at St. James Cathedral in Chicago in front of their dearest ones.

 Linda Yu was married to Dr. Richard Baer from 1982 to 1996
Snap: Linda Yu was married to Dr. Richard Baer from 1982 to 1996.
Source: Instagram profile @rick_baer

Soon after the wedding, while heading towards a honeymoon in Southern France, Linda and Richard faced an auto accident. Following the accident, Baer was hospitalized due to a mild injury.

The former husband-wife duo was living merrily and was sharing a healthy bond. The married pair was also happily parenting their kids. Everything was going fine; however, in 1996 after 14-years Linda and Richard divorced. 

Mother Of Two Charming Kids

From the marital bond, Richard and Linda shared two children. They welcomed their first kid a son Ricky Baer in July 1985. Similarly, they became parents for the second time in February 1989, who shared a daughter named Francesca Baer.

 Linda Yu with her son Rick Baer and daughter Francesca Baer Ling.
Picture: Linda Yu with her son Rick Baer and daughter Francesca Baer Ling (actress).
Source: Instagram @lindayuchicago

Linda's youngest kid Francesca who studied acting and theatre is an actress. She has starred in the TV series like Hawaii-Five-0, God Friended Me, and The Mortality of Sara Lenson.

For the information, the entertainment personality Francesca is engaged to her long-time boyfriend turned fiance Adam Epstein.

Net Worth

Linda Yu has an estimated net worth of around $5 million which she collected from her professional journalism career. For the information, Linda Church is also a retired journalist who previously worked for PIX11.

Yu served for the TV stations like KTLA-TV (CW affiliated), KATU-TV, KGO-TV (ABC affiliated), WMAQ-TV (MBC owned), WLS-TV (ABC 7 Chicago). Linda also worked as a host and producer of the Chicago Sun-Times program 'Food We Love With Linda Yu.'

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