From the high gloss of Hollywood productions like “Extra!” to the urgent, world-shaking dramas of Fox News Channel’s 24-hour live cable news, Jerry Burke has been at the forefront of using cutting-edge technology and storytelling techniques to reimagine how viewers consume the news.
In 1999, Burke joined media legend Roger Ailes to help reshape a fledgling Fox News, dubbed the “Most Powerful Name in News.”
Burke brought lively production values, pacing and packaging to create “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith,” which soon became the highest-rated news program in all of cable news.
With the tragedy of 9/11, Burke took responsibility for all of Fox News daily live coverage of the War on Terror. As executive producer of daytime programming, he led the efforts of writers, producers, anchors and reporters.
Burke began his career at WNBC-TV on the local public affairs program, “Religion in Review,” where he was honored to book as guests Mother Teresa of Calcutta, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Nobel Peace Prize winner South Africa’s Bishop Desmond Tutu.