Linnea Anderson

Host, The First Five Years

Linnea Anderson
Linnea Anderson
Credit Doug Lent

Linnea Anderson is tenured and talented broadcaster and voice over artist with deep roots in Central Maryland.  For years she was co-host of the nightly, Baltimore -based and nationally syndicated Evening Magazine on WJZ-TV.  On this half-hour program, Anderson interviewed the likes of George Carlin, Muhammad Ali and Jack Lemmon as well as Baltimoreans of all stripes providing insight and local flavor to her adopted hometown.  Prior to that she was a news anchor, reporter and producer in multiple markets including Baltimore, Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY.

Beginning in 1992 Anderson spent more than two decades working the other side of the microphone as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region.  There she could be found on the front lines of local and national disasters reassuring the community that help was on the way.  Anderson’s voice can still be heard around town as she freelances as a voice over artist on projects that connect to her passions.

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First Five Years
2:40 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

The First Five Years: Imaginary Friends

Meet Mr. Trufflepants-our imaginary friend.  A child's pretend friends can be a very healthy part of development and even help prepare her for success later in life. Visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.


First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed June 24, 2015

First Five Years: Five Principles

The Director of Columbia University’s Center for Toddler Development recently shared her Five Principles for Parenting with The Washington Post. Visit  Maryland Family Network for more information.


The First Five Years
11:07 am
Wed June 17, 2015

First Five Years: Child Care Fire Safety

  Many families have a plan in case of a fire at home. But is your child care provider as ready as you are? Learn the right questions to ask to make sure.


The First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed June 10, 2015

The First Five Years: Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

We’ve all heard this chant. But when does lying begin? And how do we teach children to not tell fibs?  Visit Maryland Family Network for more resources.


The First Five Years
1:16 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

First Five Years: Choosing Chores

Lots of parents want to instill in their children the values of hard work and teamwork.  At home, the opportunity to practice this often involves chores that children- even little kids- can help with.  But choosing the right chores, and the right messages, matters.


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