Books by John Burke


Articles by John Burke

Is good hosting really that hard to do?

The young woman, perfect and coiffed, hears the countdown in her ear and her heart beats a bit faster. The pen she’s holding begins to shine from the sweat of her palms.

3-2- 1….You’re ON!

She has strapped herself in t . . .

Lights, Camera…Host!!!!

The world of television hosting sure has changed over the last few decades. Long gone are the days of cheesy game show hosts with bad hair plugs and super white teeth awkwardly chuckling while delivering bad jokes with a . . .


John Burke's Bio

John Burke is a two time emmy award winning television host and actor. He was chosen to help launch the fx network along with Jeff Probst (Survivor), Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) and Phil Koegan (Amazing Race). His hit show Personal FX The Collectibles Show ran for 1100 live episodes over four years without a teleprompter or cue card! He went on to introduce old movies on AMC before taking over as host of E! News Live. Not long after, famed director James Cameron chose Burke to travel with him to the Titanic for a live documentary for the Discovery Channel. Burke has also been seen hosting shows on Lifetime and the History Channel. Currently, he is the host of Outdoor Nevada for PBS which has him traveling all over the silver state while jumping out of planes and repelling down rock cliffs. His acting credits include Scorpion, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, True Blood, and many many more. Besides appearing in Sicario, The Amazing Spiderman, R.I.P.D, Burke has worked alongside Woody Harrelson in the Rob Reiner directed film LBJ. His hobbies include travel (he’s bungi jumped in Africa) and exploration. He carries a BA in journalism from Georgia State University.