Eric Burns bio, net worth, wife, family, sports, books, wiki

learnmorefacts Published:28th November 2017 Biography

Synopsis: Eric Burns

Eric Burns was born on 29 August 1945. He was born and raised in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, a small steel town approximately 15 miles northwest of Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. Eric Burns graduated his studies from Ambridge Area High School and of Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

Short Bio

Name: Eric Burns

Date of Birth: 29 August 1945

Age: 72 (in 2017)

Birthplace: Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: White

Profession: Author, playwright, media critic, and former broadcast journalist

Net Worth: $1.6 Million

Personal Life

Eric Burns is a famous and popular Author, playwright, media critic and former broadcast journalist. He has written many books, stories, movies, plays and many more. Eric Burns was born on 29 August 1945. He was raised in a very small town called Ambridge, Pennsylvania which is approximately 15 miles away from Pittsburgh on the Ohio River. He has no interest in sports.


Eric Burns started his career on television as well as Literary. He used to work on Television as well as he used to write different stories, plays, books and many more. Eric Burns started his television career at WQED, the PBS station in Pittsburgh, hosting a cultural program in the studio adjacent to the studio in which Mister Roger's Neighbourhood was produced. Eric Burns then went on to make stops in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where he was an anchorman and news director and Minneapolis, where he was a reporter and anchorman. Eric Burns was so dedicated in his work that his work in Minneapolis caught the attention of NBC News in New York, and after a year and a half at station KMSP, Eric Burns was hired as a national correspondent for NBC in 1976. Eric Burns was showed regularly on NBC Nightly News and on The Today Show.  Edward R Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and Charles Kuralt are also the other list of broadcasters. Eric Burns was then fired in 2008 after 10 years of hosting Fox News Watch on the Fox News Channel. Eric Burns as a former Fox News Watch host, told CNN,"I'm saying that the person who watches Fox news are cultish" on March 9, 2015.

Eric Burns started his career as a witter too. He is the best author who has written nine books. Two of his books won the highest awards given by the American Library Association for volumes published by a university press. Those two books and his biggest seller. Eric Burns then published 1920: The year that made the decade roar. It was named by Kirkus one of the best non-fiction books of 2015. Eric Burns has also written in many magazines, including Reader's Digest, the weekly standard, family circle, spy and the pre-Rupert Murdoch version of TV Guide. In addition, he has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Post and The Huffington Post among other print outlets. Eric Burns is also a famous and popular playwright. His first play, Mid-Strut, won the Eudora Welty Emerging playwrights awards in 2010. 

Family Life

Eric Burns was raised in small town. Recently there is no information provided about his family on the internet. He has married a long time ago but hasn't revealed any information about his wife too. Eric Burns lives in a small family with his wife and children's. Eric Burns’s father and mother both have died a long time ago.

Net Worth and Salary

Eric Burns has worked very hard and been so focused on his career. He has a net worth of $1.6 million till date. Eric Burns hasn't announced about his salary on the internet nor to the media till date. Eric Burns has struggled and worked very hard to reach that amount of net worth.

Wiki and Facts

Eric Burns has been recognized for many things. He has been recognized as the recipient of an Emmy Award for media criticism. He is also recognized for his script on the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's solo crossing of the Atlantic was reprinted in the first few editions of the journalism text Writing News for Broadcast published by the Columbia University Press.  Eric Burns is also recognized as his name was named by Washington Journalism Review as one of the best writers in the history of broadcast journalism. He has won the Eudora Welty Emerging Playwrights Competiton in 2010 for his first play, Mid Strut. C-Span devoted three hours toa program called "in Depth with Eric Burns" in March 2015.

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