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Linda Stouffer
Born Cinnamon Linda Stouffer
(1970-08-05) August 5, 1970 (age 43)
San Marcos, Texas
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality United States
Education San Marcos High School (1988)
University of the Incarnate Word (1992)
Occupation Reporter/Co-Host/Part-time Anchor
Years active 1992-Present
Employer WSB-TV, Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse(s) Mark G. Strassmann
(9 December 1995-Present)[1]
Children Two[2]

Cinnamon Linda Stouffer (born August 5, 1970) is an American television news correspondent. She currently co-anchors the early morning news broadcasts on WSB-TV 2, Atlanta, Georgia.

Background[edit]

Born in San Marcos, Texas, Stouffer attended the public school system, graduating from San Marcos High School in 1988.[2] She was Texas' Junior Miss when she was a high school senior and participated in the America's Junior Miss Scholarship Program in 1988.[3] Stouffer then attended the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, on a Phi Beta Kappa scholarship. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication, magna cum laude in 1992.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After college, Stouffer (working under the name Cinnamon Stouffer) was hired as a general assignment reporter at KMOL-TV in San Antonio in 1992, eventually being promoted to an anchor.[2] In 1994 she moved to Miami, Florida, working as a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WSVN-TV.[2] She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1997, joining Cable News Network (CNN),[2] there she changed her professional name to Linda Stouffer.

At CNN, she co-anchored the morning news program Ahead of the Curve, which aired simultaneously on CNN/U.S. and CNNfn, CNN's former financial news network. She also was a weekday and later a weekend anchor for CNN Headline News. Stouffer was among several laid off in December 2008, her last day at CNN being December 14, 2008.[4]

She then began working local news on WSB-TV Atlanta. She anchored the 6pm news and the Action News Nightbeat on Sundays. She also filed stories for the News at 5 and 6pm during the week. On 7 January 2013 she became a weekday early morning co-anchor on the 4:30am newscast.[5]

Personal[edit]

  • 2008 Distinguished Alumni, San Marcos High School, Texas[2]
  • University Alumnae of Distinction, University of the Incarnate Word, Texas[2]
  • San Marcos Junior Miss and Texas Junior Miss, 1988[2]

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WSB Atlanta
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:52:30 -0700

While shooting live on Glenbrook Drive in northwest Atlanta, Channel 2's Linda Stouffer said that more than 50 firefighters were involved in trying to keep the flames from spreading. At one point, several firefighters encountered a may-day situation as ...
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