For 37 years she has graced the TV screens of Chicago, reporting the news and doing so with a natural endearing quality but today was Linda Yu’s last day with ABC7 Eyewitness News. Yu immigrated to the United States from China knowing very little English,then climbed her way up the media ladder and delivered quality news reporting every step along the way. She has been on air in Chicago since 1979, first with NBC5 before starting her long run with ABC7 in 1984. Yu became the first Asian-American journalist to be on TV in Chicago.
The team at ABC7 gave her a tremendous sendoff on her last day.
Here is a retrospective look at Yu’s prolific career which started first on the West Coast and has taken her all over the world bringing the news back to Chicago.