Samuel Burke is a television host on CNN en Espaol. Before becoming a television personality, he worked as a journalist and producer for Christiane Amanpour’s show on PBS. His first job out of college was as a production assistant for Anderson Cooper 360deg. Later, he became a reporter for the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. He is a member of the National Board of Advisors for the Cronkite School and has a net worth of over $20 million.
In 2007, he started his career as an intern for Anderson Cooper. He then went on to work for Christiane Amanpour as her digital producer. In addition, Burke travelled throughout the Middle East with Christiane, producing live broadcasts from the Palestinian Territories and Israel during the first democratic elections in Egypt. He also worked as a reporter for the NPR affiliate KJZZ before joining the CNN team. Before becoming a CNN correspondent, Burke was a freelancer for ABC News and the 20/20 program. He graduated from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College, where he also earned his MA in journalism.
The CNN en Espaol and CNN International correspondent grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He learned Spanish at an early age, and his family taught him how to speak it. He went on to work as a production assistant for Christiane Amanpour, and won an Emmy Award for his CLIX technology show. His net worth is estimated to be around $15 million. While working at CNN, he also holds several other positions, including that of director of the network’s Spanish language division.