If you’ve wanted to hear your daily news from a woman YOU can relate to, then tune in at 7 pm est to Erin Burnett on CNN. Here, she speaks out.
“Our main goal is to have people learn something and have fun,” Erin explains, taking a break from prepping her second show on the air . OutFront launched Oct. 3rd. “We’ll be focusing on the big issues of our time,” Burnett says.
Erin, a super-energetic 35-year-old, who grew up on a farm in Maryland and earned her news chops as an anchor on Bloomberg television and CNBC before landing and launching OutFront on CNN.
She plans to be “tough, hard and firm in the dealing with issues and getting answers”, she tells Hollywoodlife.com. But she also wants to contribute to “making America as great as it can be.”
Erin doesn’t want to just be criticizing the politicians and other movers and shakers in America. She wants to point out “how we can constructively contribute,” to making America better as a country.
Naturally, she’ll cover the major news of the day like featuring Donald Trump discussing the Amanda Knox verdict in her first show, since he’s been one of Amanda’s strongest and most outspoken supporters.
Timothy Geither, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, appeared Oct. 4. “I don’t expect him to give me the answer to creating jobs. If it was that easy, they’d be doing that already,” explains Erin. “But I want his view on the possibility of a recession, the bank bail-outs and more.”
She also has assembled a “strike team” of experts to weigh in on the show with their opinions focused on their areas of expertise. “We’ll go straight to the people who are directly involved to get their views,” she says.
Now, as for her advice to you Hollywoodlifers: if you’re considering a career in journalism, does she advise you to do it in these difficult times?
“Absolutely yes,” she responds. “It’s a great time to be a journalist. Due to the explosion of citizen journalists around the world, there is an amazing amount of info to draw from AND there are an amazing variety of news outlets today — not just three news channels like there used to be,” she explains. “Really motivated people can see their own course!”
Just like you Erin — good luck!