Linda Hurtado came to UGA from South Carolina to take advantage of academic opportunities offered by The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications and to be a majorette with the Redcoat Band. She graduated from UGA in 1989 with an ABJ. Linda Hurtado is a 13-time Emmy winning television news journalist in the Tampa Bay area and has written three books under the name Linda Bond. Featured in the Spring 2021 edition of Georgia Magazine, she shares how UGA helped her become a journalist and author. Click Her to see Georgia Magazine article.