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                                                               Donna Linn,  M.A.T.
Donna Linn has had a distinguished and multifaceted career in communications, entertainment
and education.  A prolific writer and interviewer, Linn was bitten by the talk show bug when she was asked to host a radio talk show for a local university.  As producer of Health Matters, Wall Street and Poltical Profiles, she quickly rose to Executive Producer of New Programming for a national cable corporation.  She continued in television as host of The St. Louis Image, Surprise Morning Radio, Impact, Morning Magazine and in 2008, Donna launched her own internet radio station, Showmetalkradio.com. where she is executive producer and host of The Uncommon Story.

In Los Angeles, Donna was host of Hollywood Talk, Reality Theatre, Talk Show Live and King World's syndicated magazine, American Journal.   A versatile and experienced journalist, Donna's guest list reads like a who's who, including Senator John Danforth, President Jimmy Carter, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, Tommy Lasorda and Cagney and Lacey creator, Barbara Avedon.  She was also publicist to some of Hollywood's most endearing stars such as Bernie Kopell from The Love Boat, Richard Kline, from Three's Company and actress, Kathy Garver of Family Affair fame.

As an educator, Donna was an instructor at the presitgious Washington University in St. Louis where she introduced Interviewing Strategies and was a permanent part of the adjunct faculty, instrumental in communications curriulum development.  She taught communications and writing at St. Louis University, Lindenwood University, The University of Arkansas (UALR) and was Department Chairperson of Journalism and Communications at Tarkio and Cardinal Newman Colleges.  Today, Donna continues to coach aspiring talk show hosts as well as corporate executives on The Art of Interviewing and Communications in the Workplace.  Donna has Degrees in Print and Broadcast Journalism, as well as a Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching in Communication Arts.

She has been a member of Women in Film in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Television and Radio Society, Rotary International and Women in Communications. Named as one of St. Louis' most successful women, Donna is the recipient of the Bronze Halo Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council in Los Angeles and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Education at Webster University in St. Louis.

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Webster University, B.A. M.A.T.
Broadcast Journalism/Communications/ Master of Arts in Teaching in Communication Arts

University of California, Los Angeles
Creative Writing Program Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison New Jersey, MFA Program

Roosevelt High School, St. Louis

Showmetalkradio.com Founder/Executive Producer
Broadcast Journalist College Professor Speaker/Seminar Presenter

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