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Erin Burnett


Erin Burnett is an American news anchor and host. Erin Burnett is famous for her ‘Erin Burnett OutFront’ on CNN and has worked for CNN as well as CNBC.

Early Life and Education

Erin Burnett was born on July 2, 1976, and is currently 47 years old. Her real name is Erin Isabelle Burnett and her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Likewise, Erin Burnett was born in Mardela Springs, Maryland, United States of America. She holds American citizenship and belongs to a mixed ethnicity having Scottish, English, and Irish roots.

Likewise, she follows Christianity. Similarly, she is the daughter of corporate attorneys Kenneth King Burnett and Ester Burnett. Similarly, she has two elder sisters Mara Burnett and Laurie Burnett.

Likewise, she has been very active in sports since childhood. During high school, she played many sports for her school.

She played lacrosse and field hockey for her high school too. Likewise, she was a talented squash player but she never played for her high school.

Furthermore, reflecting upon her educational background, she was a border student throughout her entire school days. She completed her schooling at St. Andrews School in Delaware in the year 1994.

Moreover, due to her smart and active personality, her classmates in high school used to predict that within 20 years she would be a talk show host.

Similarly, for further studies, she applied to three Universities in the United States. They were Williams College of Massachusetts, the University of Virginia, and Princeton University.

Likewise, she got accepted into Williams College in Massachusetts and graduated majoring in Political Economy.

Erin Burnett – Net Worth 2024

Likewise, Erin Burnett has a total net worth of $20 million in her annual salary from working at CNN is $6 million.

Her primary source of income is her career as a news anchorwoman. However, there is no information regarding her asset value.


Having a strong career in investigative journalism, Erin Burnett has earned quite fame in her career.

Likewise, she received the SALDEF Excellence in Media Award in the year 2012 at the SALDE National Gala in Washington, DC. Additionally, she is also the recipient of the News & Documentary Emmy Award.

Career and Professional Life

Furthermore, after graduating from college, Erin Burnett started her first job at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst. It is a leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm.

Likewise, she worked here as an analyst in the investment bank division in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance.

Moreover, while working here, she wrote a ‘stalker letter’ to Willow Bay then-CNN anchor who was the host of ‘Moneyline’. She wrote about her interest in writing for the show.

Fortunately, she received the offer for the position of writer and booker for CNN’s Moneyline with Stuart Varney, Lou Dobbs, and Willow Bay and she accepted the post.

However, she left the job there shortly after getting the position to work as a vice president of Citigroup’s digital media group.

Moreover, after having a stint in her previous job she worked as a Stock editor and anchor on Bloomberg Television.

The journey from CNBC to CNN

Likewise, after working for a certain time, Erin joined CNBC in late 2005. It is a media channel mainly covering business and real-time financial market coverage.

She worked as a host on CNBC’s shows like ‘Street Signs’ and ‘Squawk on the Street along with her co-anchor Mark Haines.

Similarly, she also worked on an investigation report on the chemical giant ‘Transammonia’ linked with business in Iran.

Erin Burnett

Caption: Erin presenting at CNN America’s Choice. Source: Instagram

Moreover, she presented details about it and showed that the subsidiary of Transammonia purchased ammonia from Iran to the US.

Furthermore, this investigation led Transammonia to send a press release to the congressional leaders stating that it would end its Swiss subsidiary with Iran.

Moreover, it shut down all its business with Iran too. Likewise, with his report, in the year 2011, she was nominated for the Emmy Awards.

However, after having such accomplishments in this job, on 6th May 2011, she left the job here at CNBC. Shortly after leaving their job at CNBC, she joined CNN on 3rd October 2011.

Likewise, here she started working as a host for her prime-time news show ‘Erin Burnett Outfront’. This show was filmed at CNN’s New York City.

Likewise, she was also featured in the sci-fi movie ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ as a CNN News Anchor.

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Caption: Erin at her show “Erin Burnett Outfront” Source: Instagram

Documentaries and Acting

Moreover, besides news hosting and anchoring Erin has also worked as an advisor to Donald Trump on the show ‘Celebrity Apprentice’.

Furthermore, she has worked in many documentaries like, ‘City of Money & Mystery’, ‘India Rising: The New Empire’, ‘The Russian Gamble’, ‘Dollar & Danger: Africa’, ‘The Final Investment Frontier’, ‘On Assignment: Iraq’, and ‘Big Money in the Middle East’.

Likewise, she also covered many issues and problems of people living in Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, Turkey, UAE, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Yemen, and Pakistan.

Besides, journalism, she also played in movies like, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’, and ‘Street Signs’.


On 5th August 2009, while presenting a report Erin along with her host Jim Carmer used the team ‘serial killer’ to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s plans to spend millions of dollars on aerial shooting to cull Australian feral camels in the outback.

Jim referred to the reported plan as a ‘canalside’. However, after receiving backlash from viewers, on the very next day, she said her comment was only meant as a joke.

Similarly, she was highly mocked by the protestors for being inaccurate after she carried out a segment on the Occupy Wall Street protest.

However, CNN later issued a statement in her favor saying, ‘We support her and the OUTFRONT team and we respect that there will be a range of opinions on any given story.

Furthermore, on 18th October 2018, she accused Clinton of pushing her own ‘Russian Conspiracy theory’. Hillary suggested, “Russians” are “Grooming” when Tulsi Gabbard to be a third-party candidate through the spoiler effect would help President Trump win reelection.

Relationship Status

Erin is married to the Managing Director of Citigroup David Rubulotta. She met him in the year 2003 and also went on a blind date.

After dating for 8 years they became engaged in September 2011 and married on 21st December 2012.

Likewise, the couple has three children together. Nyle Thomas Burnett Rubuotta the eldest son was born on 29th November 2013.

Then Colby Isabelle the second child was born on 18th July 2015 and the youngest son Owen on 20th August 2018.

Body Measurements

Erin Burnett stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (65 inches) and weighs around 57 kg. Moreover, she has a curvy body figure with fair skin, brown hair color, and blue eyes. Likewise, her body measurement is 36-25-36.

Erin Burnett – Social Media

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Erin Burnett is active on Twitter and Instagram.

Likewise, she joined Twitter in June 2011 and her handle is @ErinBurnett having 282.5K followers. Similarly, she has two Instagram accounts one of her @erinburnett having 2,307 followers.

Furthermore, her @erinburnettoutfront has 50k followers. She has no post in her account though.