On Monday Erin Burnett — the former NBC News/CNBC anchor whose beauty once stopped Chris Matthews in his tracks during a show — will try breaking that awful streak, wooing CNN audiences with her new 7 p.m. Despite CNN's recent difficulty on this score, she's confident her new offering will fare better because of her gender. "Women's issues matter to me and they matter to the show.It's what led the thirysomething anchor to strap a bra on her face as a gas mask on MSNBC — yes, the video is still out there in cyberspace — and what Burnett hopes might attract slightly younger viewers who aren't interested in having Matthews or Fox News star Bill O'Reilly interpret the news for them.She studied political science and economics at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
The news anchor Erin Burnett net worth is $12 million in 2016.
Erin Burnett success story if read carefully will tell you how a financial analyst became a popular face on TV.
While working as an investment-banking analyst, she was offered the position of a writer and booker at CNN for CNN’s Moneyline with Lou Dobbs, Stuart Varney and Willow Bay.
She then served as a vice president of Citigroup’s digital media group, Citi Media.
And there's lots of evidence the steady ratings advertisers love in the evening hours comes mostly from opinionated pundits pressing a very specific, political point of view.
Burnett has built a team from scratch at CNN to challenge that notion, focusing on original reporting. But she does promise the show will evolve over time, avoiding the temptation to toss in the kitchen sink for the first broadcast.
"I do believe that people care about news, they want trusted people to deliver the news, and there's a modern way of doing the news which does have a point of view and a personality," she said.
"And (on cable news), anyone from 20 to 61, that's a huge market base that is currently underserved." Some might say that audience is already getting served by The Daily Show and Colbert Report.
In 2005, she was hired to host the series "Street Signs" on CNBC, and she also served as co-host for the series "Squawk on the Street".
Both shows' ratings improved immensely while she was host, and in June of 2011, she was offered her own show on the CNN network, called "Erin Burnett Out Front".
The world of media has transformed a lot due to the female presence and vice versa. You never know which way it is headed or what is going to hit you next.