Erin Burnett

American news anchor, currently the anchor of Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN

Erin Isabelle Burnett (born 2, July 1976) is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN. She previously worked for CNBC as co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and the host of Street Signs. Burnett has also appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, Today, MSNBC's Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News as well as making occasional appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice.

Erin Burnett interviewing Leon Panetta in Afghanistan Dec 13, 2012 crop


  • There is an element of TV that is visual. You can’t deny, but you’re not going to be able to move to the next level without the passion, the contacts, the journalistic drive.
  • There is no job that's beneath anybody.
  • Take a job and learn as much as you can, and be open to that and really soak it in but when you realize is isn't meant for you don't forget to jump but you have to balance that with jumping for the right reasons.
  • If I was allowed to invest in stocks, I would be a billionaire.
  • If you go out and kill something, you get a little bite of the meat. And that’s the way traders have been compensated throughout time.
  • I think maybe that’s an understandable reaction by some people, given the lack of understanding and the sort of closed doors around Wall Street. I see my job as demystifying Wall Street.
  • But the banks, who are at the center of this, they’re actually the ones who’ve paid back their bailout money.
  • I would say no, but banks and availability of credit are the most basic and important things for an economy.
  • There are certain loopholes that should be taken away.
  • We wonder, what if we got rid of cash? After all, cash is what keeps terrorists, drug dealers and gun dealers in business.
  • Money’s what makes the world go round, having a business niche is who I am, and it’s crucial.

Quotes About Erin Burnett

  • “Erin is the kind of all-star player that knows how to connect-the-dots and translate events into relevant information for viewers.”
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