Linda Stouffer

Linda Stouffer anchors Channel 2 Action News This Morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.  She files stories for Channel 2 Action News at 4, 5 and 6 during the week.

Linda comes to WSB-TV from the CNN Networks, where she worked for 12 years.  As an anchor for CNN Headline News, Linda covered 9-11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the capture of Saddam Hussein, presidential elections, hurricanes Katrina and Rita and many other national and international news events.

Before her move to Atlanta, Linda was a reporter and anchor at WSVN in Miami, FL, where she reported on several hurricanes as well as major local news stories.  She is a Texas native and graduated Magna cum laude with a double major at the University of the Incarnate Word. Her first television job was as a writer, then later reporter, for KMOL (now WOAI) in San Antonio, Texas. She covered, from day one, the Branch Davidian raid and standoff in Waco, Texas.

Linda is working to raise money for CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, her volunteer efforts include Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, SafePath Children’s Advocacy, and local education groups and schools.

Latest from Linda Stouffer

Cobb dad helps deliver baby on side of road

A Cobb County father is beaming with joy after helping deliver his healthy baby girl in the front seat of the family’s SUV. Last week, parents Jeffrey and Jocelyn Paul were en route to the hospital in rush hour traffic on Interstate 75 at Moore’s Mill. But the baby couldn’t ...

GBI identifies dangerous synthetic pot known as ‘Crazy Clown’

Channel 2 Action News has learned the tests are in on a powerful synthetic drug in Georgia. GBI chemists had to do significant detective work just to identify it. Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer found out it's so dangerous officials are warning other labs across the country what to look for. ...

Relay for Life team raising funds for student who died from brain tumor

A Henry County school community is supporting devastated students during a difficult week after a 12-year-old lost his battle with brain cancer. Teacher Debbie Belisario told Channel 2's Linda Stouffer that Isiah Martin started sixth grade with a smile. "He was loved. He wasn't just liked, he was loved," Belisario ...

Service dog training teams are heading back to Florida after they say a local hotel denied their dog teams a place to stay together. They were in town to help Aimee Copeland.

Service dog trainers not allowed to stay in motel room with 2 service dogs

Service dog training teams are heading back to Florida after they say a local motel denied their dog teams a place to stay together. They were in town to help Aimee Copeland. Channel 2's Linda Stouffer caught up with the trainers who wonder if the motel violated the law. German ...

Canton doctor under scrutiny for child prescriptions

The phone is ringing off the hook at Dr. Michael Anderson's Canton pediatric office after a New York Times article put him in the spotlight.  He's getting a lot of inquiries after the article implied he prescribes medicines to boost a child's school performance. Anderson said he would never prescribe ...

Victim testifies during Daker trial about being stabbed multiple times

Testimony continued Tuesday in the case against Waseem Daker, accused of stalking and killing a Cobb County woman. The woman's son, Nickolas Smith, gave emotional testimony Tuesday, and described being stabbed more than a dozen times by a person whom prosecutors claim was the same man. "Felt like I was ...

According to the Gwinnett County police report, an officer found Thomas Prater’s garden hose hooked up to a fire hydrant on Five Forks Trickum Road.

Man accused of filling pool with fire hydrant

A Gwinnett County man is accused of using a fire hydrant to fill his pool. According to a county police report, an officer found Thomas Prater’s garden hose hooked up to a fire hydrant on Five Forks Trickum Road to take water to his backyard swimming pool. Prater was charged ...

Part of 17th Street bridge may reopen by end of year

Channel 2 Action News learned that part of the 17th Street bridge in midtown Atlanta should reopen by the end of the year.  The Georgia Department of Transportation shut it down after some of the fencing collapsed onto Interstate 75 almost a year ago. One significant safety change that will ...

Family food staples like cereal go to St Vincent de Paul, but now shelf after shelf is empty of supplies.

Food pantry in critical need of donations

A local assistance program may run out of food in days. Channel 2's Linda Stouffer found out the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry needs immediate help to feed families that have nowhere else to turn. On Wednesday, Atlanta's hungry can come in for expired bread. Kenneth Holloway came in ...

On YouTube, celebrities like Modern Family's Sophia Vergara are featured in get-well videos.

Celebrities, candy company come out in support of Aimee Copeland

College student Aimee Copeland is getting support from famous actors, performers and a lollipop company with a deep connection. On YouTube, celebrities like Modern Family's Sophia Vergara are featured in get-well videos. "All I can do is say get well, stay strong, and you're going to get through this," said ...

 
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