Erin Burnett Biography
Erin Burnett whose full name is Erin Isabelle Burnett was born on July 2nd, 1976 in Mardela Springs, Maryland, U.S. She is a news anchor, currently the anchor of her own show on CNN, Erin Burnett OutFront. She has also worked for CNBC as co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and the host of Street Signs. Erin has presented for her current program live from the border of Mali, Afghanistan, Rwanda, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, China, and Pakistan.
Burnett’s career has extensively focused on reporting in the Middle East and has filed reports from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, in addition to Pakistan.
Erin Burnett Age
She was born on July 2, 1976. She is 42 years old as of 2018.
Erin Burnett Family
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 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.
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)
Erin Burnett Outfront
First episode date: October 3, 2011
Production locations: Time Warner Center, New York City
Networks: CNN, Turner Broadcasting System, CNN Philippines, CNN International
Writers: Christopher Moloney
Rating: 5.5/10 rating by IMDb
It’s Erin Burnett’s turn to step out front and try to maintain a viable viewer presence for CNN in the weekday news arena. But the former CNBC anchor won’t worry about ratings for her hourlong general news program, comparing that burden to “death.” Instead, she’ll concern herself with translating world events into relevant information for viewers, paying close attention to such topics as the Middle East and women’s issues. “I want people to say that our show is smart. I want our show to be authentic”, Burnett says in a promo. “I want our show to have courage”. Left unsaid, of course, is that she wants her show to have a big audience, too.
- 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.”
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.
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.