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You may just be learning her name, but if you’re a viewer of E! News or have tuned in even a few times over the past 6 years, you are very familiar with her work. At 31, Linda has a job that, well, many of us hustling LA youngsters dream of. As a Segment Producer for E! News, she is not only booking the big names (Taylor Swift, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton to name few), but she’s also the liaison between E! News and the music and television publicists that she’s in constant communication with; whether that’s to lock an interview, confirm details on breaking stories, soothe relationships, or simply to schedule a time for drinks. It’s a 24/7 job, and she tends to makes it look easy. Don’t be fooled, however. Linda will be the first one to tell you, while she loves her job (and kicks ass at it), it’s not all Hollywood glamor (just sometimes).
What would you say is the most tedious part of your job? My job requires constant attention to emails so a lot of time is dedicated to checking my phone and having to respond to emails as soon as possible.
What is the biggest challenge? I would say time management can be challenging, only because sometimes, I feel like there is not enough time in the day. I want to be everywhere and meet everyone I can but it’s difficult to try to do everything when it’s busy in the office.
Is this what you went to school for? If not, how did you get where you are? It’s not what I went to school for but I always knew I wanted to work in entertainment. I started interning at different companies to get my foot in the door and gain experience.
What is your favorite part of your job? I love to see an idea or shoot come to life. We all work hard together to make sure a shoot goes go smoothly so it’s always satisfying to see the product of great teamwork. I also am thankful for the people I get to meet and the friendships that have come out of work.
What have you learned about yourself since starting in your career? I learned that I take my work very seriously and want everyone to be happy. It can be difficult to please everyone but I try to always have good communication.
Best career advice you’ve been given? To always work hard, give it my all, and stay true to myself.
Best career advice you would give? Don’t give up on your dreams. When I was a young girl, I had dreams of going to the Oscars. I finally had the opportunity to go- to work – but it was such a magical moment stepping on that red carpet. Also, be kind to everyone you meet. You never know who you are going to meet and the relationships that come out of random encounters so always be gracious and respectful.
What’s your ultimate career goal? To be honest, I’m not sure what my ultimate goal is or what the future holds but I am enjoying where I am at now and being able to have time to do other things I love on the side, such as blogging, photography, and event planning.
Your 5 everyday work essentials? coffee, my phone, laughter, positivity, and more coffee.
Favorite work style accessories? I love my big tote that holds everything.
How would you describe your at-work fashion? Casual and comfortable.
Who is your fashion or style icon and why? Jennifer Aniston because she has a simple yet classic style and Sincerely Jules- a fashion blogger who looks chic in everything.
You are one of my career crushes. Who is one of yours and why? I have several friends who are doctors and I admire them so much for going to work overnight and saving lives everyday.
If you know Linda, this only scratches the surface of who she is, what she does, and what she’s great at. Beyond her job as a Segment Producer, she’s a well-known foodie in the social world, blogging and posting under @delish_thoughts on instagram. If you want to know the best places to eat in the Los Angeles area, or just want to drool on a daily basis – follow her. Her personal instagram is just as swoon-worthy. Follow @lindak68 and you will undoubtedly be inspired to drink more lattes (with pretty foam art, of course), eat good foods, make time for friends, and most importantly – enjoy the simple things, and explore a little more.