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. He is the founder and executive producer of Leumas Productions.
Currently, Samuel anchors major programmes on CNN’s regional channels, including the TV show “#WFH – Work From Home.” He also hosts the podcast series “It’s All Relative,” exploring the effects of shocking DNA results on families like his own.
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As a UK based American tech journalist 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 programme.
Samuel 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.
Samuel started his CNN career as an intern for Anderson Cooper and then served as Christiane Amanpour’s digital and field producer. Alongside Christiane, he travelled 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.
“Memorable and engaging. In the more than a decade I’ve watched his work, Samuel’s sharp and distinctive reporting is always a step ahead: showing us both the marvels and the pitfalls of the role technology plays in our lives”
Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Anchor
Either you captivate the audience or you don’t. There’s no grey zone on this one. And I can testify that Samuel Burke delivers that magic.”
Armie Jarin Bennet, President CNN Philippines
“Innovative storytelling is Samuel’s signature. Whether it’s taking his camera underwater or filming with his handheld drone, he knows the art of surprising and delighting the viewer with every story he reports.”
Cynthia Hudson, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of CNN en Español