Linda and Simmie Cooper


Linda Cooper
TV Host/ Writer/ Producer and "Retail Therapy Expert", Linda Cooper hosts the hit TV segment "Shopping Is My Cardio" which airs on ABC affiliate, WFAA, Channel 8 at 11 a.m. on selected Sundays on Designing DFW with Jocelyn White.

A native of Los Angeles, Linda majored in Radio-TV-Film, graduating with a BA in Broadcasting from California State University Northridge.  Combining her obvious love for shopping, her signature television segment evolved from the popularity of a "Shopping Is My Cardio" t-shirt line that she created in 2001.  The bestseller statement tank from her line is the very same she wears on the show and is available for purchase on her website and blog.

Showcasing unique boutique and lifestyle places discovered across the Metroplex, Linda Cooper "shops till she drops" in her signature segments and now shares her shopping secrets, tips and featured items that are blogworthy on SHOPPING IS MY CARDIO - THE BLOG.

In addition, Linda has been a featured Host on a variety of television shows including Good Morning Texas, Hot! On Homes, Inside DFW covering celebrity red carpet events for SuperBowl 2011 and Home and Lifestyle Television.

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Simmie Cooper
Simmie Cooper is the talent behind Cooper Custom Homes. Simmie moved to the United States in 1976, after graduating from high school in Johannesburg, and entered the University of Southern California, majoring in accounting. He graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in Business Administration, and was also qualified as a CPA. However, after a year of working in accounting, he decided to go to work for a builder. With his family in Johannesburg heavily involved in real estate and residential building, Simmie had grown up around the construction industry, and soon decided to pursue a career in home construction. California contractors must meet stringent requirements and be bonded, as well as licensed by the state. Simmie worked as a superintendent for a California builder and completed the three years of experience required, and passed the state board exam to become a licensed contractor.