Linda Vester is the host of DaySide with Linda Vester, the FOX News Channel’s daytime talk show. Since joining the network in 1999, she has interviewed a range of newsmakers and celebrities, including the very rare and exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson - in which she was widely panned by public and critics alike for offering up softball dialog that did nothing for her journalistic reputation, but did wonders for her national exposure.
DaySide with Linda Vester takes viewers beyond the headlines for a closer look at the stories that news makers and the public is talking about. Linda Vester had served as anchor of FOXNews Live, the Channel’s daytime hard news programming. DaySide airs daily at 1PM ET. Dayside is an interactive news program, broadcast from the New York area, which gives the viewer a voice, bringing people into the studio and giving them an opportunity to voice their opinions.
Prior to joining FNC, Vester was an anchor/correspondent for NBC News as well as host of Today in America on MSNBC. While at NBC, she anchored NBC News at Sunrise from 1996-1998. From 1992-1996, Vester served as a correspondent covering major news events for the network and Weekend Today, including the crash of TWA Flight 800, the Olympic Park bombing, the Montana Freeman standoff and the Rwandan war.
Before this, she served as a reporter for NBC Newschannel and WFLA-TV (NBC) in Tampa, Florida, where she provided extensive coverage of Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf.
Vester began her career at NBC in 1990 as a researcher and producer based
in New York. A graduate of Boston University (magna cum laude) with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Journalism, Vester also earned an honors diploma from
the Sorbonne in France and was a Fulbright Scholar of Middle East affairs
based in Egypt.