Linda Ciampa is an award-winning journalist with a wide range of experience in all media formats. She is also a practicing registered nurse with specialties in labor and delivery, pediatrics and medical/surgical nursing.
Born near Boston, Massachusetts, Ciampa began her television career as a reporter in Sioux City, Iowa. She has covered the Iowa Presidential Caucuses and New Hampshire Presidential Primaries.
Ciampa worked as a local news reporter, writer and producer at several stations before joining Cable News Network (CNN) in 1992. At CNN, Ciampa worked as a writer, producer and correspondent for both the nutrition and medical units. She produced and reported breaking news for CNN, CNN Headline News, CNN Radio and CNN.com. She also appeared as a guest host on the award-winning weekly nutrition program, On the Menu. Ciampa continues as a contributor for the CNN Private Networks.
In 2001, Ciampa received a nursing degree and an academic excellence award from Georgia Perimeter College while still a CNN correspondent. That year, Ciampa began part-time work as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is currently a labor and delivery nurse at Milford Regional Medical Center in Massachusetts.
Ciampa has interviewed top nutrition and medical experts and has produced award-winning broadcast series and videos including Healthy Choices, Healthy Children for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 20-minute video and supporting tip sheet is designed for pediatric medical offices to help change eating and activity patterns of children. Additionally, she has contributed to various websites and magazines including Ladies’ Home Journal, Reader’s Digest and Travelgirl.
Ciampa holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University, an M.S. in broadcast journalism from Boston University, an A.S. in Nursing from Georgia Perimeter College and a B.S. in Nursing at Framingham State College. She has participated in a fellowship for biomedical research at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
She lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband Jim Morelli and son Will.