Lynda Kinkade

Reporter, Today Tonight

Lynda Kinkade has been a broadcast journalist for over 12 years for two of the biggest commercial networks in the country in news and current affairs.

A reporter, producer and stand-by anchor with the Seven Network’s Today Tonight program since 2008, Lynda was nominated for Best Current Affairs Story under 10 mins in the Journalism Quill Awards 2011 and received a High Commendation in the Journalism Quill Awards 2012.

Not only is Lynda a highly experienced reporter and producer with a proven track record for breaking stories, gaining the trust of sources and being popular among viewers but she is also in demand with corporate audiences as an MC and panel and forum facilitator.

Lynda is intelligent, natural, engaging, charming and inquisitive, all of which make her an ideal choice for all those roles.

Lynda has hosted events from fundraising luncheons for 300 people to black tie gala balls for 1200. They include Epworth’s (Australia’s largest private hospital) annual medical fundraising ball at Crown Casino for the last three years and the Sydney Symphony concert in front more than 20,000 people at Parramatta Park in 2009. Lynda has also been the host and forum facilitator at Melbourne’s annual ‘Women in Healthcare luncheons’ since 2009.

She studied Journalism and majored in Law at the University of Technology, Sydney. During her first year at university she undertook internships at Channel Ten and the Hill Shire Times and by her second year she was hired by the Seven Network as a political researcher.

Following the 2003 NSW state election Lynda was recruited from News to Sunrise as a junior producer on the graveyard shifts. After graduating she moved from Sunrise to NBN working as a roving reporter in Newcastle, Lismore and Tweed Heads

Lynda Kinkade joined the Nine Network twelve months later as an assistant Chief of Staff, going on to become a producer then reporter on the Today Show. She also presented weekend news for the network on the Qantas inflight news, sport and weather.

During her four and a half years at Nine Lynda assisted on the coverage of the Bali bombings, the Boxing Day Tsunami, and the Sea King helicopter disaster. On the road she reported on a range of issues from politics and health to education and entertainment.

Since rejoining Channel 7 Lynda has been based in Melbourne and has covered a variety of stories including an expose on the Rudd Government’s Insulation Scandal and an investigation into the Emission Trading Scheme which revealed a major loophole. After the story went to air the Climate Change Minister announced an inquiry into the level of payments to polluters embedded within the ETS resulting in the scheme being shelved.

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