Former Broadcast Journalist
Linda Vester, a broadcast journalist specializing in foreign affairs, hosted "Fox News Live," broadcast nationwide on the Fox News Channel. While at Fox, she anchored numerous breaking news specials including the September 11 terrorist attacks and the military campaign in Afghanistan. Before coming to Fox, Ms. Vester spent a decade at NBC News, anchoring NBC News at Sunrise, and before that, traveling to global hot spots as a correspondent. She has covered conflicts in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, Kuwait, Somalia, Rwanda, Northern Ireland and Haiti. She also has reported on peacetime news events in Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, Zaire and many other countries.
Ms. Vester earned her B.S. magna cum laude in Journalism at Boston University in 1987. She studied as a Fulbright Scholar of Middle East Affairs in Egypt from 1988 to 1989; during this time, she frequently traveled to Gaza and the West Bank to write about the first Intifada. Ms. Vester also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1985. She speaks Arabic and French. Ms. Vester sits on the Boards of the New York YMCA and the Catalog for Giving of New York. She was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education in April 2002.