Erin Burnett Biography
Erin Burnett born Erin Isabelle Burnett, is an American news anchor. She was born and raised in Mardela Springs, Maryland. She is the youngest daughter of Esther Margaret and Kenneth King Burnett.
Burnett attended St. Andrew’s School, a private co-educational college preparatory boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, graduating in 1994. She then attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where she studied political science and economics, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy.
Erin Burnett Age
She was born on July 2, 1976.
Erin Burnett Husband – Erin Burnett Married
Burnett met finance executive David Rubulotta on a blind date in 2003. They became engaged in September 2011. Burnett and Rubulotta were married on December 21, 2012.
Erin Burnett Children – Erin Burnett Daughter
Burnett gave birth to a son, Nyle Thomas Burnett Rubulotta on November 29, 2013 and on July 18, 2015, she gave birth to a daughter, Colby Isabelle.
Erin Burnett Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Erin Burnett Salary
She earns an annual salary of $3 million at CNN.
Burnett began her career as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs in their investment banking division, where she worked on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. While working as an investment-banking analyst, Burnett was offered a position at CNN as a writer and booker for CNN’s Moneyline with Stuart Varney, Willow Bay, and Lou Dobbs. She left the position to serve as vice president of Citigroup’s digital media group, CitiMedia. Following Citigroup, Burnett joined Bloomberg Television as Stocks Editor and anchor.
Erin Burnett is currently the anchor of Erin Burnett OutFront, a dynamic nightly news program that provides in-depth analysis of global headlines, compelling newsmaker interviews, and lively debates on the day’s top issues. Erin Burnett OutFront airs weeknights on CNN at 7 Eastern. Burnett also anchors a weekly show, Erin Burnett OutFront International on CNN International and serves as the network’s Chief Business and Economic Correspondent.
During her tenure at CNN, Burnett has covered countless breaking news stories, including the Paris and Brussels terror attacks. She has also reported from Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, Israel and across Africa and Asia — bringing untold stories to life. Her investigative report on terror funding identified a Qatari financier whom the U.S. Treasury Department subsequently officially designated a global terrorist. Burnett’s reporting on U.S. national security issues also includes on-the-ground coverage of the rise of Al Qaeda in North Africa and a one-hour documentary titled “The Truth About Benghazi.” Domestically, she covered the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections, traveling the country to report from the ground and interviewing major candidates.
Burnett joined CNN from CNBC where she anchored two flagship programs daily and contributed to Meet the Press. During her tenure at CNBC/NBC News, Burnett traveled the world, including broadcasting from Cairo during the Egyptian revolution and from Nigeria after the attempted terror bombing of a Detroit-bound jet. Burnett also produced and anchored documentaries on India, Russia, Iraq, Dubai and Africa.
Erin Burnett CNN Career
Erin Burnett began her career as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs in their investment banking division, where she worked on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. While working as an investment-banking analyst, Burnett was offered a position at CNN as a writer and booker for CNN’s Moneyline with Stuart Varney, Willow Bay, and Lou Dobbs. She left the position to serve as vice president of Citigroup’s digital media group, CitiMedia.
Following Citigroup, Burnett joined Bloomberg Television as Stocks Editor and anchor. From 2005 to 2011 Burnett was the host of CNBC’s Street Signs and co-anchor of Squawk on the Street with Mark Haines.
On December 7, 2010, Burnett presented an investigative report on chemical giant Transammonia doing business in Iran. She reported that a wholly owned subsidiary of Transammonia in the United States purchased ammonia from Iran. On December 13, 2010, as a result of the CNBC report, Transammonia sent a press release to congressional leaders stating that Transammonia’s Swiss subsidiary would not enter into new contracts with Iranian companies and would wind down its business with Iran “as soon as possible.” The following year, the investigative report was nominated for an Emmy.
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Following more than five years with CNBC, Burnett left the network on May 6, 2011, to then join rival news outlet CNN on October 3, 2011. There, she began headlining her own prime-time news program called Erin Burnett OutFront, which films at CNN’s New York City studios.
- Bloomberg on the Markets (2003–05)
- Street Signs (2005–11)
- Squawk on the Street (2005–11)
- Erin Burnett OutFront (2011–present)
- City of Money & Mystery (2008)
- India Rising: The New Empire (2008)
- The Russian Gamble (2008)
- Dollars & Danger: Africa, The Final Investment Frontier (2009)
- On Assignment: Iraq (2010)
- Big Money in the Middle East (2010)
- Edge of Tomorrow as CNN news anchor (herself)
Erin Burnett Controversy
On August 5, 2009, Burnett used the term “serial killer” in a discussion with her host Jim Cramer regarding a report about the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s plans to spend millions of dollars on aerial shooting to cull Australian feral camels in the outback. Cramer referred to the reported plan as “camelcide”. The next day on the show, Burnett said her comment was meant as a joke.
Shortly after joining CNN, Burnett aired an October 4, 2011 segment on the Occupy Wall Street protests titled “Seriously?” in which she mocked the protesters. Journalist Glenn Greenwald reacted in a Salon article detailing bias in Burnett’s reporting, which he attributed to her previous work experience on Wall Street as well as her partner’s employment with Citigroup. In response to the criticism, CNN issued a statement saying, “We support Erin and the OutFront team and we respect that there will be a range of opinions on any given story.”
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Is Erin Burnett Black?
She is of part Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Erin Burnett Major Works
Erin Burnett’s career has mainly focused on investigative journalism which has brought many changes and development like the Transammonia case. She has hosted shows live from outside America and from the borders of Middle East countries, as well as China and Pakistan.
Her work has put on many important issues and has covered the problems of people living in countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, Israeli, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestinian Territories and Pakistan.
Erin Burnett Awards And Achievements
Erin Burnett won the SALDEF Excellence in Media Award at the 2012 SALDEF National Gala in Washington, DC. She has also won News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Courage of a Current News Story.
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CNN’s Erin Burnett Blasts White House Helsinki Walkback: ‘How Stupid Does Trump Think We Americans Are?’
Updated On: 18th July 2018
“Seems to be a dog ate my homework excuse on how things went terribly wrong in Helsinki,” says “Outfront” anchor
CNN anchor Erin Burnett was not impressed with the White House’s walkback of Donald Trump’s press conference in Helsinki.
After the president insisted Tuesday that the whole issue could be explained by a single misspoken word, Burnett openly suggested the White House thought the American people were dumb.
“How stupid does Trump think we Americans are? The president’s excuse for his embarrassing press conference where he sided with President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence chiefs does not add up,” said Burnett in an unusually strong opening monologue on her “Outfront” program.
“President Trump read from a prepared statement, offering up frankly what seems to be a dog ate my homework excuse on how things went terribly wrong in Helsinki, ” she added.
Burnett then went on a lengthy attack that might have sounded more familiar among primetime opinion hosts and laid out her case why Trump’s explanation didn’t work for her.
After being heavily criticized — even by some of his closest allies — Trump did some damage control on Tuesday over his handling of the Putin summit where the president sided with the autocrat over the assessments American intelligence agencies on the issue of election meddling.
In his clarification Tuesday, Trump said the issue came down to a single word.
“In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,’” said Trump. “The sentence should’ve been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double-negative.”