N.J. Burkett Biography
N. J. Burkett (Newton-Jones Burkett) is an American journalist currently serving at WABC-TV as a correspondent. He joined the Eyewitness News team back in July of 1989. Previously, N.J. worked as a correspondent for WFSB-TV based in Hartford, Connecticut in 1986. N. J. is among the most successful Correspondents on ABC. In his career, he has been ranked on the top list of popular journalists. He is one of the richest as well as popular journalists who were born in the United States of America.
N.J. Burkett Age
N.J. Burkett was born on 6th May 1962, in the City of Orange, New Jersey, United States of America. He is 60 years old.
N.J. Burkett Height
Burkett is a man of standard stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7m).
N.J. Burkett Family
N.J. Burkett was born and raised by his hardworking and supportive parents in Elizabeth, City of Orange, New Jersey. Nonetheless, N.J. has managed to keep the information in regard to his family away from the media attention.
N.J. Burkett Education
N.J. joined and graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1980. Later on, he attended Columbia University where he graduated with a master’s degree in international affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in political science.
N.J. Burkett Wife
He is married to his beautiful wife, Margie Rice Burkett. The duo exchanged their wedding vows back in 1988. Moreover, the pair are proud parents of two charming children namely, Newton-Jones Burkett IV who was born in 1998, and Amanda Burkett who was born in 2000. Currently, the family resides in Huntington, New York.
N.J. Burkett Salary
He receives a decent salary of $100,000 per year. This is according to WABC-TV correspondents’ salaries.
N.J. Burkett Net Worth
Burkett has amassed a lot of wealth over the years and has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
N.J. Burkett Career
He is popular for his extensive coverage of the World Trade Center attacks of 11th September 2001. He was based across from the plaza where the South Tower collapsed. He was awarded outright and prestigious awards, including the Emmy Award, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
He was elected as Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences by The Academy’s Board of Trustees in June 2016. He worked in that post until June 2018. On the Academy’s Executive Committee, N.J. worked from the year 2014 to 2018. Moreover, N.J was the President of the Academy’s flagship chapter in New York from 2011 to 2015. N.J. was elected the President of the New York Chapter for the third time by the chapter’s Board of Governors in May of 2019.
Since 1989, he has been a correspondent for ABC News’s TV network, WABC-TV after serving as the New York Chapter President and Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio.