CBS4′s Heather Burke joined the station as a reporter in May 2013 and is thrilled to be part of the news team. She grew up in Denver and is glad to call the Rocky Mountains home again!
Prior to joining CBS4, Heather served as anchor and reporter for WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She covered a lot of hard hitting stories including the Sikh Temple Shooting in Milwaukee, which made national headlines.
Heather worked at WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi before Green Bay where she covered the oil spill that threatened the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as deadly tornados that tore through Yazoo City. She was recognized for her outstanding journalism with an Associated Press award for a story about a Jackson homeless shelter.
She began her career in broadcast journalism at KBIM-TV in Roswell, New Mexico. And no, she didn’t see any aliens! Heather covered a wide-range of stories from dangerous floods that swept through the town of Ruidoso, to the national attention surrounding the small-town’s UFO Festival.
Heather holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new restaurants in the Mile High City, spending time in Colorado’s great outdoors with her friends and family, and cheering on the Denver Broncos.
Follow her on Twitter @HeatherCBS4.
Just The Facts
• Position: Reporter
• Year hired: 2013
• Alma Mater: Metropolitan State College of Denver
• Role Model: My dad
• Dream interview: Henry Hill
• Why I am a journalist: Everyone has a story. I love getting the opportunity to tell them through video and sound. The world is your playground as a journalist.
• Favorite food: My dad’s eggplant parmigiana
• What one word best describes CBS4: Committed
• Favorite noise: Laughter
• Least favorite noise: Crying
• What keeps you in Colorado? My family and the gorgeous mountains
• What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? Moving back home to fulfill my dream of being a reporter in Denver.