Erin Burnett Wiki – Erin Burnett Biography
Erin Burnett born Erin Isabelle Burnett is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN. She previously worked for CNBC as co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and the host of Street Signs. She has also appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, Today, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News as well as making occasional appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice, serving as an advisor to Donald Trump.
She has hosted Erin Burnett OutFront live from the border of Mali, Afghanistan, Rwanda, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel. She has also reported from China and Pakistan for the program.
While working at NBC, Joe Scarborough dubbed her “the International Superstar” for her work on a number of documentaries filmed outside the United States. Her reports and documentaries were filmed inside Libya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and India. In her career, she has focused extensively on reporting in the Middle East and has filed more reports from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, and Yemen, in addition to Pakistan.
Her career started 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, she 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, she joined Bloomberg Television as Stocks Editor and anchor. From 2005 to 2011 she was the host of CNBC’s Street Signs and co-anchor of Squawk on the Street with Mark Haines.
On August 5, 2009, she used the term “serial killer” in a discussion with her host Jim Cramer regarding a report about 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, she said her comment was meant as a joke.
On December 7, 2010, she 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.
After more than five years with CNBC, she left the network on May 6, 2011, and joined rival news outlet CNN beginning 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.
Shortly after joining CNN, she aired an October 4, 2011 segment on the Occupy Wall Street protests titled “Seriously?” She was accused by the journalism watchdog group FAIR of misrepresenting facts about 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.”
She stated that President Trump’s proposal under the Insurrection Act to use military forces to remove protestors from Lafayette Square would constitute “invoking an act not invoked since 1807 to deploy U.S. military troops on American soil.” She later issued a correction, noting that the act has been invoked previously, the last time in 1992.
She attended St. Andrew’s School, a private co-educational college preparatory boarding school in Middletown, Delaware, graduating in 1994. She 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 Erin Isabelle Burnett on July 2, 1976, in Mardela Springs, Maryland, U.S. She is of Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Erin Burnett Husband
She is married to her husband, David Rubulotta. They became engaged in September 2011. They were married on December 21, 2012.
Erin Burnett Children
She has three children. On November 29, 2013, she gave birth to a son. On July 18, 2015, she gave birth to a daughter. The couple welcomed their third child, a boy, on August 20, 2018.
Erin Burnett Parents
She is the youngest daughter of Esther Margaret and Kenneth King Burnett, a corporate attorney.
Erin Burnett Height
She stands at a height of 1.68 meters tall.
Erin Burnett Instagram
Erin Burnett’s Instagram account is @erinburnettoutfront. Her Instagram bio reads, “A behind-the-scenes view of Erin Burnett OutFront, airing weeknights at 7p.m. ET on CNN”