N.J. Burkett Biography
N.J. Burkett is a correspondent for WABC-TV in the United States. He is a winner of an Emmy Award for his work as a reporter. After working at WFSB-TV for some time, he started in July 1989 in his current position at this station.
Following his graduation from Elizabeth High School in 1980, Burkett enrolled in Columbia University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international affairs. Burkett is now a professor at Columbia University.
N.J. Burkett Age
Burkett is 61 years old this year. He was born on May 6th, 1962 in the city of Elizabeth, which is located in the state of New Jersey, in the United States.
N.J. Burkett Height
Burkett stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
N.J. Burkett WABC-TV
At this time, Burkett is working as a correspondent for WABC-TV. Before that, he worked as a reporter for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, from 1986 to the present. The state of New Jersey is well-known for its coverage of big news events, such as the historic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident that occurred in Japan in 2011.
In addition to that, he covered an earthquake that occurred in Haiti in 2010, the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza in 2009-2010, the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon in 2006, terrorist bombings in London (2005), and Madrid (2004), the death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, the Iraq war in 2003, landmark police misconduct, the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, and the collision of a jet into the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, whereby he and The Newseum in Washington, District of Columbia, is now hosting an exhibition of their work. Additionally, he was present in 2005 when Israel withdrew its troops from the Gaza Strip.
As a result of his dedication and talent as a reporter, N.J. has been honored with a number of accolades, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award presented by Montclair State University, the Edward. R. Murrow award, four times the Emmy Award, and an Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in New York.
N.J. was elected president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science in 2011, and he will serve in that capacity until 2015. Between the years 2014 and 2018, he was a member of the Academy’s Executive Committee. Then, in June 2016, he was elected to the position of Vice Chairman of the Academy, a position he held until June 2018. In May 2019, the chapter’s Board of Governors announced that N.J. had been chosen to serve as President of the New York Chapter for the third time. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio in September 2019, which is the organization that runs WBGO-FM, a jazz radio station in Newark that operates on a non-profit basis.
N.J. Burkett Parents and Siblings
Burkett was born and reared in the United States, but he has managed to keep details about his parents and the number of his siblings a secret from the public eye. The information on his family will be brought up to date as soon as it is available.
N.J. Burkett Spouse
Burkett’s wife, Margie Rice Burkett, also works as a realtor with Douglas Elliman East Norwich. The couple has a happy marriage. This married pair has made their home in Huntington, which is located in the state of New York.
N.J. Burkett Kids
Newton-Jones Burkett, who was born in 1998, and Amanda, who was born in 2000, are the two children that Burkett and Margie have been given the gift of parenthood. As of the year 2022, Newton-Jones has reached the age of 24, while Amanda has reached the age of 22.
N.J. Burkett Real Name
Burkett’s real name is Newton-Jones; however, he thinks that he chose to use the initials N.J. as a result of efforts made by his agency and a station president to make him appear less “aristocratic” rather than as a tribute to the state in which he was born.
N.J. Burkett Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth that ranges between $500k – $1 million.
How Much Does N.J. Burkett Earn?
Burkett receives annual earnings that range between $70,000 to $180,500.