Linda O’Brien

Linda O'Brien

Linda O’Brien
Community News Editor
The Star Ledger

Linda O’Brien started her career in journalism in 1981 when she interned as an editorial assistant on the business page at The Star-Ledger.

Thirty-eight years later, she’s still at it.

Currently a supervising reporter at NJ Advance Media, O’Brien writes and edits community news which is printed in The Sunday Star-Ledger, the Ledger Local, the Suburban News, the Hunterdon County Democrat, the Somerset/Hunterdon Observer and posted on

A graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., she is past-president of the Wardlaw+Hartridge School Alumni Association in Edison, where she also has been a regular contributor to the school’s alumni magazine, Oak and Ivy.

O’Brien serves as a board member at Teamwork Unlimited, an Edison-based autism awareness nonprofit. She also has been a volunteer at Sammy’s Hope Animal Rescue in Sayreville and is an active congregant at Christ Church in South Amboy, where she is a former vestry member and current member of Women with Purpose.

She is the exceedingly proud mother of Cliff, 23, a recent graduate of Dickinson College and second lieutenant in the Army; and Brendan, 21, a senior at Dickinson College, where he is an ROTC cadet.

O’Brien lives in Sayreville with her husband, Cliff, and Newfoundland, Guinness.