Donna M. Linn, M.A.T., Founder/Creative Director
Donna Linn has had a distinguished and multifaceted career in communication, entertainment and education. A prolific writer and interviewer, Linn was bitten by the talk show bug when she was asked to host a radio show for a local university. As producer of Health Matters, Wall Street Week and Political Profiles, she quickly rose to Executive Producer of New Programming for a national cable corporation. Donna continued in television as host of The St. Louis Image, Surprise Morning Radio, Impact and Morning Magazine, among many others. Today, she is host of The Uncommon Story with Donna Linn on ShowMeTalkRadio.com.
In Los Angeles, Donna was host of Hollywood Talk, Reality Theater, Talk Show Live, and worked as the west coast correspondent for King World’s syndicated news magazine, American Journal. A versatile and experienced journalist, Donna’s guest list reads like a Who’s Who, including Senator John Danforth, President Jimmy Carter, John Ritter, Rod Roddy of the Price is Right, Steve Allen, Tommy Lasorda and Cagney and Lacey creator, Barbara Avedon, just to name a few. She was also publicist to some of Hollywood’s most endearing stars, including Bernie Kopell from The Love Boat, Richard Kline from Three’s Company and actress, Kathy Garver of Family Affair Fame.
As an educator, Donna was the Executive Director of communication at Tarkio College where she implemented the first Electronic School of Journalism in St. Louis and Kansas City. She later became the school’s media spokesperson, appearing in over 35 national print and television commercials. Donna was an adjunct professor at the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, where she introduced Interviewing Strategies and was a permanent part of the adjunct faculty, instrumental in communication curriculum development. She has taught communication at St. Louis University, Lindenwood University, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and was Department Chairperson of Journalism at Cardinal Newman College in St. Louis. Today, Donna continues to coach aspiring talk show hosts as well as corporate executives on The Art of The Interview and communication In The Workplace.
Donna has degrees in Print and Broadcast Journalism, as well as a Master of Arts (MAT) in Teaching with an emphasis in Communication Arts. Named as one of St. Louis’ most successful women, she is the recipient of the Bronze Halo Award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council in Los Angeles, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Department of Education at Webster University in St. Louis.
Donna lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.