Longest-Serving KING5 Reporter Linda Brill to Retire

Linda Brill

The word is out that KING-TV reporter Linda Brill is retiring this Friday March 20th, after a most impressive 37 years with the station.

According to the KING5 website, she is their most veteran reporter, having covered the biggest news stories, from the eruption of Mount St. Helens to the Eastern Washington forest fires and from the Green River murders to the World Trade Organization riots.

Linda joined KING 5 News in December, 1978 as a reporter on the city government beat. She came to Seattle from WXRT-FM in Chicago. Her earlier experience includes two years as an associate producer at WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago, IL.

Dennis Bounds and Linda Brill

Brill began at KING as a political reporter, later specializing in family issues covering adoption, child care and education. Now, Brill focuses on crime and court reporting and often writes features about the lighter side of people who make the news in the Northwest.

After Friday, she will be spending more time at her Seattle home with her husband and three children.   PSR wishes Linda nothing but the best, and congratulates her on a most impressive journalistic record of service to Seattle and Northwest Washington.

Thanks to Jason Remington at the SeaTac Media website for bringing Linda’s retirement to our attention.


  1. One of the last reputable reporters on tv. She will be missed for her intigerity and indepth reporting. Shame on king tv for letting her go. First Jesse and now Linda – what’s going on?

  2. Just returned to town and saw on the news that you are retiring . Congrats! I am not sure if you remember me , but I first met you the first summer you moved to Seattle. You came to my house in Mt. Baker. I think the friend connection was because of Vernon Publication. My ex husband Leo worked with your mutual friend. Just remember that I had a lot in common with you, since I had moved from Ohio and neither one of us had family here. It feel very fortunate to have picked Seattle to live out my career, I bet you do too. Oh how Seattle has changed. You have been a wonderful asset to KING TV. Happy Retirement- life gets even better.


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