Lynda Halligan has been a broadcast journalist for nearly two decades working as a television news anchor/reporter, host, writer, and producer at various affiliate stations across the country, including here in her home state of California at KTTV (FOX) in Los Angeles, KBAK (CBS)/KBFX (FOX) in Bakersfield and KESQ (ABC) in Palm Springs. She has also worked on the national level at ReelzChannel, QVC and FOX/20th Television.

As a journalist, Lynda has covered hundreds of topics in the news and has been assigned to the political, investigative, education and health beats. She has interviewed politicians, including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senator Bob Dole. She has spoken with victims of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, and was invited into the Florida home of silver screen legend Burt Reynolds for an in-depth one-on-one interview. She brought viewers hours of live coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the four-day aftermath as authorities determined and hunted down the two suspects and was the on-call anchor awaiting the verdict of Vincent Brothers, a vice principal who was tried and later convicted of killing five family members, including three of his young children. Lynda’s other experience includes being hired to shoot a series of recruitment videos for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inside the Twin Towers Correctional Facility and front a series of Internet safety videos for Disney. She worked as a volunteer with the Orange County Registrar of Voters during the 2016 presidential election. In 2017, Lynda was appointed by the Laguna Beach City Council to serve on the city’s Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee and became a certified CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member. She is also a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Orange County Public Relations Society of America (OCPRSA).

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lynda originally moved to Orange County to attend the University of California, Irvine, where she majored in Social Ecology and focused her studies on Criminal Justice, and Psychology and Social Behavior. After spending many years moving around the United States for her career, she’s thrilled to be settled back here in Orange County and working for AOCDS. Feel free to email her with any requests, questions or suggestions.

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