Linda Haugsted brings more than 30 years of news writing experience working as a reporter and editor to her current role at Bob Gold & Associates.
Most recently and for more than 20 years, she served as West Coast Senior Editor of Multichannel News, the top business trade publication for the cable and telecommunications industries. Her beat included state and local public policy, marketing, and technological innovations. She was often called upon to serve as “designated hitter,” taking on frequent local assignments ranging from Emmy Awards and Television Critics Association coverage to learning about the latest in back office equipment for the cable TV industry. She also was the main contributor to the magazine’s popular “Through the Wire” column.
Prior to her trade media career, she was a staff writer at the San Gabriel Valley Daily Tribune, a major suburban Los Angeles daily newspaper. Her beats ranged from police coverage, to the impact of Class 1 landfills on the urban environment, to education. She also worked as needed as an editor on the lifestyle, local news, community news and entertainment sections.
The native Californian is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where she earned a B.A. in journalism.