John Burnett Biography
John Burnett is a renowned American journalist currently working at NPR in Austin, Texas as a correspondent since January of 1986. Prior to joining NPR, he was stationed in Guatemala City for United Press International covering the Central American civil wars. John worked for numerous Texas newspapers as a general assignment reporter from 1979 to 1983.
John Burnett Age
John Burnett was born in the United States of America. However, John likes keeping his personal life confidential thus he has not disclosed his exact birth details to the public.
John Burnett Height
John is a man of tall stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (Approx1.78 m).
John Burnett Family
Jorn Burnett was born and raised by his caring and loving dad and supportive mom in the United States of America. As of now, John has not divulged any information concerning either his parents or whether he has siblings.
John Burnett Wife
He is blissfully married to his beloved wife whom he has not disclosed her name to the public. John likes to keep his personal life low private thus no information is known concerning his marital status.
John Burnett Education
After his primary and high school education, he enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
John Burnett Salary
He receives a satisfactory salary of $75,741 per year. This is in accordance with NPR correspondents’ salaries.
John Burnett Net Worth
John Burnett has accumulated a decent fortune over the years he has served and has an approximated net worth of between $1 Million to $5 Million.
John Burnett Career
John covers border affairs, immigration, Texas news, and other national assignments. In 2018, he was honored by the Radio-Television News Directors Association with the national Edward R. Murrow Awards due to continuing coverage of the immigration beat. In 2020, John alongside other NPR journalists were finalists for a DuPont-Columbia Award for their coverage of the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico program.
In December 2018, he was invited to participate in a workshop on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security in Western Europe sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Commission. Since joining NPR in 1986, he has filed stories for over 30 nations.
In 2012, John spent five months in Nairobi serving as the East Africa Correspondent, followed by a stint during 2013 as the network’s religion reporter. Most importantly, his coverage is heard frequently on NPR’s award-winning news magazines Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition.