Samuel Burke is an Emmy award-winning bilingual business and technology journalist who has anchored, reported and produced at CNN, CNN en español, ABC and NPR.
Currently, he’s developing a TV series and authoring a book on how two unexpected DNA test results shook his family to the core.
Burke has reported from the scene of major world events such as the Manchester Ariana Grande concert bombing, the Grenfell Tower residential fire, as well as the UK parliament and London Bridge terrorist attacks.
He’s hosted the “iReport” program at CNN International and for nearly a decade anchored CNN en español’s “Cibercafé” for the network’s flagship morning program.
Burke covers major international technology events and has interviewed the heads of the world’s largest companies like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Tinder Founder Sean Rad, Ford CEO James Hackett, T-Mobile CEO John Legere, former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, former Ford CEO Mark Fields, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus as well as heads of state such as Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, as well as Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
He started his CNN career as an intern for Anderson Cooper and then served as Christiane Amanpour’s digital and field producer. Alongside Amanpour, he traveled across the Middle East producing reports and live broadcasts from Egypt during the country’s first-ever democratic elections, Israel and the Palestinian territories. Before joining CNN, Burke was a freelance producer for Phoenix’s NPR affiliate KJZZ and ABC News’ 20/20 program.
Burke studied Spanish linguistics at La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Mexico and graduated summa cum laude from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. He received his master’s degree in journalism from The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and now serves on the Cronkite School National Board of Advisors.