One of the legends in the journalism field, Linda Ellerbee served her whole life in this field. Her most noteworthy works include the hosting of  NBC News Overnight aired on NBC News during the early 1980s.

Apart from hosting, the veteran star is also a reporter, anchor, author, writer, and commentator. That said, her fame heightened due to her relationship issues as well. So, is she a married woman? Who is her husband? What about her children? Know all the answers exclusively below.

Is Linda Ellerbee Dating a Boyfriend or Engaged to Her Fiance?

Linda Ellerbee currently resides with her partner Rolfe Tessem. However, there are confusions about the relationship status of this couple as different sources claim differing views. On one hand, some sources claim that Ellerbee already engaged with her Tessem. On the other hand, some other sources state that she is still dating and Tessem is just a boyfriend.

So, who is her partner Rolfe? Does the couple belong to the same profession? Rolfe is an American television producer/director and works at various television network and cables. Hence, they probably met on the television set before falling in love. Together the lovey-dovey couple founded their own production Lucky Duck Productions in 1987.

Linda Ellerbee smiling at the camera
Young Linda Ellerbee

SOURCE: Andrej Koymasky

The pair live a comfortable and contented life together at their home in New York City. Besides, there are no rumors of their break up.

But the former program director of KSJO was once a married woman. And not only that she married four times in her lifetime. So, who was she married to? Let’s go a little back in the past life affairs of Ellerbee in the next section.

Linda Ellerbee Husbands and Divorce

Previously, Linda first married Mac Smith, however, the couple’s relationship did not last very long and they divorced in 1966.

After that, the veteran journalist walked down the aisle with Van Kenneth Veselka on March 7, 1968. They share two children, daughter Vanessa Veselka and a son, Josh Veselka from their marriage.  Her daughter Vanessa is an American writer whereas son, Josh, is a T.V. producer.

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Unfortunately, due to several undisclosed reasons, Linda divorced with her second husband too in 1971.

Following that, she crossed her path with yet another man by the name Tom Ellerbee. The two exchanged vows on June 30, 1973. Like in the previous story, her third marriage also did not turn out well and after two years of marriage, the duo officially separated.

In 1975, Linda tried her luck for the fourth time and married John David Klein. Yet again it was not meant to be and after eight years of their marriage, the two split in 1983.

As mentioned above, Ellerbee is reportedly engaged to be married for the fifth time in her life.

How Much Is Linda Ellerbee’s Net Worth?

Although the exact information on Linda Ellerbee’s net worth is yet to become public, she owns an estimated net worth of at least $10 million. Regarding the sources of her income, she amassed her enormous wealth from her 50 plus years of hard work in television.

Regarding her career in television, Ellerbee worked as a Washington D.C. correspondent for NBC News. Moreover, she also hosted Nick News With Linda Ellerbee on Nickelodeon Network. Apart from these, she worked on various other channels as well.

YouTube: Linda Ellerbee reporting news NBC News (1977)

Furthermore, the retired news anchor owned a 3,024-sq. feet Gorgeous West Village Townhouse house at Saint Luke. She reportedly listed the triplex 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathroom house for $10.75 million for 2017.

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In addition, she and her partner, Rolfe also possess a house in New York City, Massachusetts, and Mexico. Despite her fame, the former NBC correspondent is not active in any social media platforms and prefers to live a low profile life.

Quick Facts of Linda Ellerbee

What is Linda Ellerbee age?

74 years

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Where did she receive her education?

River Oaks Elementary, Lanier Middle School, Lamar High School, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

When did she start her career?

As an anchor on Weekend in 1978

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How many times did she marry?

4 times.