Lynda Kinkade

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Lynda Kinkade
Born (1983-01-10) 10 January 1983 (age 36)
Sydney, Australia
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia, The United States
Alma materUniversity of Technology Sydney
Known forCNN Newsroom

International Desk (Weekend Editions)

CNN Today
Spouse(s)Travis Jackson
ChildrenGeorgia Emily Jackson

Lynda Kinkade is an Australian journalist and a CNN anchor currently based at CNN's World Headquarters located in Atlanta, Georgia. Since August 2014 she has anchored the weekend editions of CNN International's CNN Newsroom and continues to anchor several weekday programs filling in on the European primetime show The World Right Now, the Middle East prime time show Connect the World[1] and the Asia breakfast show CNN Today.[1]


Kinkade began her broadcasting career in 2002 when she joined the Seven Network in her second year of university as a political researcher.[2] She worked on the 2003 New South Wales state election coverage. Her research on each electorate in New South Wales was published and used during the election coverage by the anchors, reporters and producers.

Following the election Kinkade was hired by Sunrise and worked the graveyard shifts as junior producer throughout her final year of university.[3]

After completing her degree at the University of Technology Sydney with a distinction average, Lynda Kinkade moved to the country to gain field experience working as a roving reporter for NBN Television in Newcastle, New South Wales, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Lismore, New South Wales.

Lynda Kinkade joined the Nine Network twelve months later in December 2004 as an assistant Chief of Staff, going on to become a producer and reporter on Today, Nine Afternoon News, Nightline and Nine News Sydney. She also presented the weekend edition of the Qantas Inflight News. During her four years at the network Kinkade worked on coverage which included 2005 Nias Island Sea King crash, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and 2005 Cronulla riots.

In December 2008, Kinkade moved to Melbourne re-joining the Seven Network as a national correspondent for the nightly public affairs program Today Tonight. Kinkade pursued a number of investigations which included one-on-one interviews with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. She also reported extensively on the Black Saturday bush fires and was the first reporter on a convoy with families as they returned to the devastated town of Kinglake, Victoria. Kinkade was a regular reporter at the Australian Open and the Logie Awards. Her entertainment interviews included John Travolta, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths and Jennifer Hawkins.

In December 2013, Lynda Kinkade resigned from Seven Network and moved to New York City to work as a freelance foreign correspondent.[4] She covered breaking news and filed reports for Sunrise, Seven News and Today Tonight. She also wrote for The Courier-Mail and The Daily Telegraph. Her stories including 2014 East Harlem gas explosion, the Ebola virus disease outbreak, and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the Early 2014 North American cold wave known as the 'Polar Vortex.'

Kinkade began commuting from New York City to Atlanta in August 2014 to anchor for the weekend editions of CNN Newsroom (CNNI). After several months freelancing CNN signed Lynda Kinkade full-time in January 2015 as an anchor and correspondent.


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  2. ^ "Lynda Kinkade | University of Technology Sydney". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Lynda Kinkade | University of Technology Sydney". Retrieved 26 February 2016.
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