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Samuel Burke

Samuel Burke is a bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) business and technology journalist who has anchored and reported for CNN, CNN en espanol , ABC and NPR. 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.


About Samuel Burke

Samuel Burke has been on hand to report on some of the biggest stories of our time, including major world events such as the Manchester Ariana Grande concert bombing, the Grenfell Tower residential fire, and the London Bridge terrorist attacks.


Samuel Burke is a technology expert and covers major international technology events. He has interviewed the heads of some of the world’s largest companies such as 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’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 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.

Speech Topics
  • Technology
  • Innovation
  • Cyber Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Disruption
  • International affairs
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"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

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