The American news anchor and journalist Erin Burnett has been a professional journalist since 2003 and has worked for MSNBC, NBC, CNBC, and CNN. For the latter, Burnett hosts a dynamic nightly news program, Erin Burnett OutFront, which is broadcast weekdays on 7 Eastern. Here is a look at her career to date and her personal life.
Erin Burnett Bio (Age)
Burnett was born on July 2, 1976, as Erin Isabelle Burnett in Mardela Springs, Maryland, where she was raised on a farm on the east shore of Chesapeake Bay by her parents, Esther Margaret (née Stewart) and Kenneth King Burnett, a business lawyer. Erin was born as her parents’ youngest daughter, she has two older sisters, Mara and Laurie, who she raised on a farm on the east shore of Chesapeake Bay. Raised as a Catholic, Erin’s ethnicity was traced back to Scotland and Ireland.
For her high school education, Erin left home and moved to Middletown, Delaware, where she attended a private, co-educational college prep school called St. Andrew’s School. She graduated in 1994 and then studied political science and economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy.
During her college years, Erin was an active athlete with a place on the university lacrosse and field hockey teams. In her senior year, Erin was honored as a hockey player in the second team of the All-NESCAC conference.
After graduating from college, Erin began her career as a financial analyst in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. She focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Her time at Goldman Sachs was short-lived, as Erin was hired by CNN to work as an assistant to journalists Willow Bay and Lou Dobbs after applying to CNN. Erin also wrote and booked for CNN’s Moneyline with Stuart Varney, but also did not stay with CNN for long, as she soon after took a position as vice president of CitiMedia, Citigroup’s digital media start-up.
She then became a stock editor and presenter at Bloomberg Television. Sometime in 2005, Erin moved to CNBC/NBC, where she hosted one of their flagship programs Street Signs for nearly 6 years. Together with Mark Haines, she co-hosted another flagship show, Squawk on the Street. She also contributed to Meet the Press.
On NBC, Erin produced documentaries on several nations, including Iraq, Russia, India, Dubai, and African countries. She traveled extensively and broadcast from Nigeria during the attempted terrorist attack on a jet taking off from Detroit. In 2001, her research report on the business relations of the chemical giant Transammonia in Iran received an Emmy nomination. Burnett ended her time with NBC in May 2011.
In addition to her journalistic career, she has acted as herself in several films – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) and Edge of Tomorrow (2014).
Erin Burnett CNN Career
Erin Burnett joined rival news channel CNN in October 2011, where she immediately began hosting her own prime-time news show of the same name, Erin Burnett OutFront, providing analysis of the day’s global headlines and bringing in a team of co-hosting experts to discuss the issues. In addition to the prime-time news show, Erin Burnett OutFront International also hosts the weekly show Erin Burnett OutFront International on CNN International. She is CNN International’s chief correspondent for business and economics.
Among the hot topics, Erin has covered for CNN are the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. The experienced news anchor has reported extensively on Middle Eastern affairs. In her one-hour CNN documentary “The Truth about Benghazi”, she covered issues of US national security and reported on the development of Al-Qaeda in North Africa.
During the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, Erin traveled around the country and interviewed important candidates.
Erin is married to the managing director of Citigroup, David Rubulotta. They met on a blind date in 2003, and after a long-standing relationship, they got engaged in September 2011, and the couple waited over a year before entering into marriage on December 21, 2012.
Before Rubulotta joined Citigroup, he worked as a trader for Lehman Brothers. On November 29, 2013, the couple welcomed their first issue, a son they named Nyle Thomas Burnett Rubulotta. On July 18, 2015, they welcomed a daughter, Colby Isabelle. In March 2018, reports appeared that Erin was expecting baby number 3.
When Erin switched the boat to CNN, her contract was reportedly worth $2.5 million a year. The New York Post (now page six) revealed that her contract with CNN contained a clause stating that her show had to run at prime time.
When CNN’s new CEO, Jeff Zucker, attempted to move her to early-morning airtime in March 2013, Erin applied for a hefty takeover for over $2.5 million. After unsuccessful negotiations between her and the new president, Erin remained in prime time. Her salary has grown exponentially over the years, reaching a peak of $6 million at the time of writing this report.
Her net worth is estimated at $16 million.
Height and Body Measurements
Erin stands at a height of 5 feet (1.68 m) and is 6 inches (1.68 m) tall. The body statistic for her breast-waist hips is estimated at 36-25-36 inches (91-64-91 cm). Judging by these figures, Erin has an hourglass body type. She wears a dress size 6 and weighs about 60 kg.