Linda Lupear’s career as a television journalist spans nearly four decades. After graduating from Butler University, she joined the newsroom at WISH-TV to become one of the first women hired as a general assignment news reporter in the Indianapolis market.
Linda spent seven years at WISH-TV, the first woman in the Indianapolis market to produce and anchor newscasts and covered the Indianapolis schools desegregation trial. She moved to WRTV in 1973 and would spend the next 24 years at the station.
During her tenure at WRTV, Linda focused on the local education beat and established a health beat to explore medical and hospital issues, problems and trends. She also covered major federal prosecutions including the Kimberlin bombing trial and scored a number of exclusive interviews and stories including with Roger Drollinger right before he turned himself in for the murder of four brothers in Hollandsburg, Indiana in 1977 and the Tony Kiritsis trial. Linda’s more than three-decade career as a reporter in Indianapolis made her one of the longest serving women reporters in the city and state.