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Tampa news anchor handles breast cancer diagnosis, treatments honestly and openly

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2011

Let me say with full disclosure that I know Linda Hurtado, a long-time news anchor on WFTS, ABC Action News in Tampa. I met her during my days in TV news. Since then, clients have been interviewed by Linda Hurtado for her medical segments. Our daughters went to the same gymnastics camp this summer. And I’m friends with her on Facebook. I am not close with her. I learned about her breast cancer diagnosis by reading about it in the St. Petersburg Times, in a column by media critic Eric Deggans. I then watched the video of how she shared her diagnosis with viewers and why she decided to go public with such a private matter. It was emotional. Very emotional. As a TV news anchor, the vast majority of the people who watch her every night are strangers. But...

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