Linda Spalla, Author

Once called a “steel magnolia in the flesh” by Joyce Dixon, of Southern Scribe Reviews, Linda Spalla achieved great success in a 25-year corporate management career for the New York Times Company, working her way up the ladder at WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. She was one of the first females in top corporate television management in the Deep South, one of the early few for CBS and the first for the New York Times Broadcast Group. Her first book, "Leading Ladies," offers practical leadership tips for women. "Catch Your Breath," published in 2014, is a series of meditations tracing an eight-month caregiving journey with her mother.