• N.J. Burkett


    N.J. Burkett

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    Name N.J. Burkett
    Birth Name Newton Jones Burkett, III
    Date of Birth May 6, 1962
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Gender Male
    Birth Country City of Orange, NJ
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity White
    Profession Correspondent
    Net worth $12 Million
    Salary $151,067
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Margie Rice Burkett
    Children Newton Jones Burkett IV and Amanda Burkett
    Education Frank J. Cicarell Academy, Columbia University


    N. J. Burkett is an American news correspondent, who came to prominence after his news coverage on the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He is also notable for his outstanding work on-camera for The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

    Burkett was born as Newton Jones Burkett, III on 6th May 1962 in Orange County of New Jersey, United States. Following his birth, his parents settled down in Elizabeth, New Jersey where he grew up in a friendly environment.

    On the other side, N. J. completed her high school diploma from Elizabeth High School in 1980. He, further, earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science and Government degree from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1984. Later, he studied at Columbia University in the City of New York in 1985.

    Salary & Net Worth

    N. J. Burkett began his journalism career as a correspondent and shoreline bureau chief for a TV station, WFSB-TV affiliated to CBS News in 1986. Moreover, he worked as a president for the Academy’s Flagship Chapter from 2011 to 2015. He later served as a president for the Academy’s Executive Committee from 2014 to 2018.

    After serving as the New York Chapter President and Board of Trustees of Newark Public Radio Burkett has been corresponding at ABC News’s TV network, WABC-TV (also known as ABC7ny) since 1989. He currently grasps an average salary of $151,067 from the percentage ratio of $106,614$195,520, comparable to a WABC-TV correspondent.

    Not just that, Burkett is serving as the president of a professional organization, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter since 2019. Currently, he boats a lucrative net worth of $12 Million as of 2020. Also, read about Mike Bettes‘s biography.

    Burkett has won numerous awards and recognitions for his news coverage on the September 11 attacks from the South Tower. He earned the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. He is also the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy Award.

    Relationship Status

    The 58-year-old, Burkett has been living in a blissful matrimonial relationship with his wife, Margie Rice Burkett, Douglas Elliman East Norwich realtor. The couple married in a low-key wedding ceremony in 1988, where they cherished their nuptial with their beloved ones.

    N.J. Burkett and his wife Margie Rice Burkett,
    N.J. Burkett and his wife Margie Rice Burkett
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    The couple is the proud parents of two lovely children, including one older son, Newton Jones Burkett IV (born in 1998), and one younger daughter, Amanda Burkett (born in 2000). The Burkett family currently resides in Huntington, New York.


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