N.J. Burkett Biography
N.J. Burkett born Newton Jones Burkett, III is a correspondent for WABC-TV, the largest ABC television station in the United States. He joined the Eyewitness News team in July 1989 from WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where he had been a correspondent since 1986.
N.J. Burkett Age
Newton Jones Burkett, III was born in Orange, New Jersey, U.S. on May 6, 1962. As of 2019, he is 57 years of age.
N.J. Burkett Early Life
Burkett grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He describes the choice to use the initials “N.J.” as arising from the efforts of his agent and a station president to make him seem less “aristocratic” and not a tribute to his home state.
N.J. Burkett Education
He attended and graduated from Elizabeth High School with the class of 1980. Afterward, she attended Columbia University. N.J Burkett holds a BA in political science and a master’s in international affairs, both from Columbia University.
Is N.J. Burkett Married
There is no clear information about her dating life or whether he is married. He has kept his life off the limelight but will be updated as soon as it’s clear.
N.J. Burkett Career
He is best known for his coverage of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. During that time, he was located across from the plaza just as the South Tower collapsed. For the coverage, Burkett was awarded outright many prestigious honors.
The awards included the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Emmy Award for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
N.J. Burkett holds a BA in political science and a master’s in international affairs, both from Columbia University. In June 2016, Burkett was elected first vice chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences by the academy’s board of trustees.
N.J Burkett served on the Academy’s Executive Committee from 2014–2016 and as president of the academy’s New York chapter from 2011–2015.
N.J. Burkett Net Worth
N.J. Burkett Surgery
Burkett posted on his Facebook page: Home, recovering from elective surgery this week and glad that the lights flickered but didn’t go out during the nor’ easter. Here’s hoping you got through the storm alright.
I’ll be out for a little while longer until the pain subsides and I get my strength back. No tennis or running for about a month, which may be the toughest part of the recovery. So I’ll be reading and watching the news, bingeing on movies and catching up on some long neglected fiction.
Of course, I had to post this picture to put to rest any speculation that this was a cosmetic procedure!
NJ Burkett reports on the Uber driver charged with manslaughter after a Long Island teen falls while car surfing and dies
HUNTINGTON, NY — An Uber driver is facing manslaughter charges in the death of a Long Island teenager who fell to the pavement after prosecutors say he was allowed to ride on the roof of the vehicle.
Fifteen-year-old Ryan Mullen, of Laurel Hollow, suffered a traumatic brain injury and died hours after he arrived at a friend’s house following the ride.
The driver, 24-year-old Danyal Cheema, is charged with second-degree manslaughter and was arraigned in Suffolk County Criminal Court Monday morning.
He made no comment at the proceeding and was ordered held on $200,000 bail. His license was also suspended.
“This was an incredibly bad decision by the defendant, a bad decision by the boys involved, obviously,” Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini said. “But at the end of the day, that the defendant is an adult contracted to safely bring those boys home, and he failed to do that.”
The incident took place just after midnight on September 23 in Huntington Station.
Prosecutors say Mullen was with two other teens and that Cheema had accepted $40 to allow Mullen and another teen to “car surf” on the roof of his Toyota Highlander SUV.
Two of the passengers climbed to the roof, while the third recorded the incident on Snapchat. Mullen then fell off the vehicle and struck his head on the roadway.
Cheema drove the three teenagers to their destination at a residence in Huntington. Mullen, who had suffered severe head trauma, succumbed to his injuries in his sleep later that day.
Mullen’s family is outraged and demanding answers. Why did Cheema let the boys try the stunt, and why didn’t he call 911 when Mullen fell?
“What if the driver was responsible enough to say no?” dad Matthew Mullen said in an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News reporter NJ Burkett. “What if he reacted differently and got our son medical attention?”
If convicted, Cheema faces a maximum sentence of five to 15 years in prison. Police say he has confessed on video.
“Unfortunately, the defendant made a reckless decision and engaged in reckless conduct that caused the death of a young boy, and he’ll be held accountable,” Sini said. “There’s no doubt about that.”
N.J Burkett “Uber issued the following statement: “Words cannot describe how deeply troubled we are by this incident. Our thoughts are with the rider’s family during this difficult time. This driver has been permanently removed from the app.”
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