N.J. Burkett Bio, Wiki
N.J. Burkett is an Emmy Award-Winning American Reporter working for WABC-TV serving as a correspondent. He has been working with this station since July 1989 after working at WFSB-TV.
N.J. Burkett Age
Burkett is 60 years old as of 2022. He was born on May 6th, 1962 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States.
N.J. Burkett Height
Burkett stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.
N.J. Burkett Education
Burkett graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1980 then joined Columbia University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international affairs.
N.J. Burkett Career
Burkett is a correspondent at WABC-TV. Previously, he was a reporter at WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut since 1986. N.J. is known for covering major stories like the historic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident that happened in 2011 in Japan. He also covered an earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, the Israeli-Hamas war in Gaza, in 2009-2010, the war between Israel and Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon in 2006, bombings in London (2005) and Madrid (2004) by terrorists, death of Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, Iraq war in 2003, landmark police misconduct, Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre and the collision of a jet on September 11th, 2001 at the World Trade Center whereby he and his photographer escaped narrowly after the South Tower collapsed. Their work is on exhibit in Washington, DC, at the Newseum. He also witnessed the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005.
Due to his commitment and reporting skills, N.J. has received several awards, which are, the Allen B DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award by Montclair State University, The George Foster Peabody award, the Alfred I du point – Columbia University award, the Edward. R. Murrow award, four-time Emmy Awards and an Emmy for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement in New York.
In 2011, N.J. was elected as the president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science till 2015. From 2014 to 2018, he served the Academy’s Executive Committee then in June 2016, he was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Academy, and he served till June 2018. N.J. was elected New York Chapter President for a third time by the chapter’s Board of Governors in May 2019. In September 2019, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio, the operator of WBGO-FM a non-profit jazz radio station in Newark.
N.J. Burkett Net Worth
In Burkett’s career as a reporter, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million to $5 Million.
N.J. Burkett Salary
Burkett receives annual earnings that range between $40,000 to $110,500.
N.J. Burkett Parents and Siblings
Born and raised in the United States, Burkett manages to keep information regarding his parents and whether or not he has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of his family information will be done when available.
N.J. Burkett Wife/ Spouse
Burkett is happily married to Margie Rice Burkett, who is a realtor at Douglas Elliman East Norwich. The couple tied the knot in 1988, and they live in Huntington in New York.
N.J. Burkett Kids
Burkett and Margie have been blessed with two kids, who are; Newton -Jones Burkett born in 1998, and Amanda born in 2000. Newton-Jones is 24 years old, while Amanda is 22 years old as of 2022.
N.J. Burkett Real Name
Burkett’s real name is Newton Jones, though he reckons that he chose to use the initials N.J. as a result of his agency and a station president’s efforts to make him appear less “aristocratic” rather than a tribute to his native state.
N.J. Burkett Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Burkett is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 15kfollowers, around 27kfollowers on her Facebook page, and about 9.3k followers on his Instagram account.