Newswire: Longtime Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee is retiring

As reported by Deadline, Nick News creator Linda Ellerbee has announced that she will retire at the end of December, putting a cap on her 44-year career in journalism. Ellerbee didn’t offer any details on why she’s choosing to retire now, but as an influential journalist who happens to be 71 years old, she’s pretty much earned the right to do whatever she wants now. She did release a statement, though, saying, “I saw the world, met many of the world’s most interesting people, and was well paid to do so. Now I choose to go, and I go smiling. I’ve had a great time.”

Throughout her career, Ellerbee held a number of news-related positions at various TV networks, one of the most notable being her time as an anchor and writer on NBC News Overnight in the early ’80s, which had a reputation for …

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