N.J. Burkett Bio, Wiki, ABC7-WABC, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

N.J. Burkett Biography|Profile

N.J. Burkett is a skilled American journalist currently working at ABC 7 as a reporter. He joined the Eyewitness News team in 1989. His Unique storytelling, production skills, and award-winning international reporting have added a special extent to WABC-TV’s coverage of metropolitan New York.

N.J. Burkett Age

How old is Burkett? He is 60 years old as of 2023. He was born Newton-Jones Burkett, III on 6 May 1962 in the City of Orange, New Jersey, United States. Burkett celebrates his birthday on May 6 every year.

N.J. Burkett Education

He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in International Affairs, both from Columbia University.

N.J. Burkett Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs

N.J. Burkett Family

Burkett grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, however, he has not revealed information regarding his parents or siblings members.

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N.J. Burkett Wife| Married

Burkett is happily married to Margie Rice Burkett. The duo tied the knot in 1988. Hence he has not disclosed information regarding his wife. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

N.J. Burkett Children

They are blessed with two children; Newton-Jones Burkett IV, born in 1998, and Amanda Burkett, born in 2000.

N.J. Burkett Career

After the two jets struck the World Trade Center, N.J. and his photographer narrowly escaped the subsequent collapse of the South Tower on September 11, 2001. Their work was later seen on television news broadcasts across the nation and around the world and is on permanent exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

N.J. has reported on everything from war and diplomacy to crime and politics; from flying disasters to natural tragedies, ethnicity concerns, and police misdeeds.

In 2003, N.J. served nearly three months covering the war in Iraq and the military build-up that forewent it. He covered the terrorist bombings in Madrid (2004) and London (2005), as well as the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon (2006), the Israeli-Hamas War in Gaza (2009-10) as well as three Israeli national elections, and the death of Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat (2004). He witnessed the historic Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip (2005) and chronicled the Palestinian popular revolt, known as the Intifadeh, in a series of overseas assignments from 2000-2004.

After the historic 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident in 2011, he was the only local New York television news correspondent to report from Japan and the first among his colleagues to report from Haiti after the earthquake there, in 2010.

N.J. has been one of WABC-TV’s lead reporters for many of the region’s biggest stories, from Superstorm Sandy to the crash of TWA Flight 800, the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and landmarks police misconduct trials in New York. When a growing number of homeless New Yorkers complained that the city’s municipal shelters were unsafe, N.J. went undercover for several weeks in the winter of 2001, disguised as a homeless man. He and an undercover photographer slept in New York’s most notorious men’s shelter.

N.J. Burkett Awards and Achievements

N. J.’s career has been honored with several of the most prestigious awards in American television news. He is a two-time winner of the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly the RTNDA) and a four-time Emmy Award winner, including the Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in 2003 and 2007. N.J. has received fifteen Emmy Nominations.

In addition, he shared the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award with his colleagues at ABC News for his reporting on the September 11th terrorist attacks. In 2008, he was presented with the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award by Montclair State University for his “significant contributions to the field of broadcasting.”

N.J. is the First Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and a former Trustee and past President of the Academy’s flagship chapter in New York.

Prior to joining WABC-TV, N. J. was a correspondent for WFSB-TV, the CBS station in Hartford, CT., from 1986-1989. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in International Affairs, both from Columbia University.

N.J. Burkett Salary|Net Worth

Burkett has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.

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