Nick News' Linda Ellerbee to Receive Banff Tribute

Former U.S. network news veteran-turned-kids TV news presenter will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Banff World Media Festival.

TORONTO -- NBC News veteran-turned-Nicks News anchor Linda Ellerbee is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival.

Nickelodeon's Marjorie Cohn will present the award on June 14 to Ellerbee, currently the executive producer, writer and anchor of Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.

Cohn and Ellerbee will also participate in a feature interview in Banff to touch on the current kids’ TV landscape and market strategy at Nickelodeon.

After a long career with U.S. news networks in competition for her on-air talents, Ellerbee and Rolfe Tessem in 1987 started the boutique news and documentary production company Lucky Duck Productions, which by 1991 was producing Nick News with Linda Ellerbee for Nickelodeon.

"For the first time, kids' programming will be having its star turn at the Rockies Gala, and we are so pleased to have such a deserving recipient as the winner of this inaugural award,” Ferne Cohen, Banff festival executive director said of the tribute to Linda Ellerbee.

The Banff World Media Festival is set to run from June 12 to 15 in the Canadian Rockies.