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Video: English Alumna Pursues Passion as a TV Writer/Producer

Author: Todd Boruff

“After graduating Notre Dame, would I have ever said, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a TV writer in Hollywood?’ Never in a million years,” says Linda Gase, a Notre Dame graduate with a degree in English.

Gase began her career in Los Angeles as a production assistant on a film. She worked her way up, eventually landing a writing job on the television show ER in its second season. Gase went on to write for shows such as The District, Crossing Jordan, and Army Wives. She is currently co-executive producer of Switched at Birth, a one-hour drama on ABC Family.

She credits her strength as a writer to the time she spent at Notre Dame developing her critical thinking skills and examining her point of view. “The biggest challenge of a writer is to trust your voice, and I feel that at Notre Dame, I really honed my voice.”

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