Nina Burleigh

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journalist (1959)
Mon Nov 18 2019
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American writer and journalist Nina Burleigh is also an author and has credits of multiple books, including Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt (2007). 

Burleigh was born between 1959-1960, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America, where another American journalist Melissa Magee was also born. Born to her American father, Robert Burleigh, and mother, she is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality. 

Nina Burleigh's Marital Life

The famous journalist is a married woman. In 1999, Burleigh exchanged her wedding vows with Erik Freeland. He is a renowned freelance photojournalist. 

Nina Burleigh  spending her vacation
Image: Nina spending her vacation
Source: Nina Burleigh

Nina shares two children from her nuptials and lives in New York with her family. Since their marriage, Nina and her family are living together happily without any dispute rumors.

Television Career

With a keen interest of pursuing her career in journalism and writing, Burleigh made her first publication for a library-based in Illinois while she was in sixth grade. 

Later in 2000, Nina began working at People Magazine as a staff writer. Meanwhile, she also served at Columbia University as an adjunct professor of journalism. She has also credited in various other companies such as The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The New York Times.

Nina Burleigh presenting news for newsweek
Photo: Nina Burleigh's career
Source: Newsweek

In 2015, Nina joined the Newsweek and started working as the National Politics Correspondent. During her interview, Nina also said, 

''In college I thought  I might go into fiction writing, but a professor of mine... suggested I could get paid as a journalism intern at the Illinois Statehouse, thorough a program called the Public Affairs Reporting Program. I got an internship at the Associated Press, and learned about government and journalism there.''

She is widely recognized for her work at Time and People when she covered the White House and congress. 

The Case of Amanda Knox, Italy

Nina, along with her husband and children, moved to Perugia, Italy, as the news reporter Amanda Knox was charged with murder for writing a book.

Firstly, she presented the whole story as a young women's medial portrayal and experiences. After a month, Nina confirmed that all the allegation raised against Knox was without any substantial evidence. 

Amanda getting arrested in the charge for murder
Picture: Amanda Knox getting arrested by police officer
Source: Newsweek

Burleigh also cited that she felt uncomfortable with the vast media attention towards the case, as injustice harmed all the communities. 

Nina moreover, has written for other fields such as gelato school, expatriates and the Gothic, mafia slave labor, and more. 

Melania Trump Case

Recently in January 2019, the Daily Telegraph apologized had to pay substantial damages because of an article titled The Mystery of Melania'', which was published by Nina D. Burleigh

Later, Trump's communication director Stephaine Grisham said 

''She will not sit by as people and media outlets make up lies an false assertions in a race for ratings or to sell tabloid headlines.'' 

Nina, however, stands by her article. The article was an excerpt of her famous book Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump's Women

Net Worth

Nina Burleigh makes decent money from her career as a writer and journalist. To date, she has appeared in various network companies and written many books, which adds up to her current fortune.

According to some sources, the average salary of an American journalist ranges from $41.5 thousand to $87.7 thousand. Moreover, one of her famous book Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump's Women has a price tag of $14.57 (kindle), and $15.34 (hardcover) on amazon. 

The famous journalist's total net worth is estimated to be $600,000, as of 2019, which is a bit less than a British journalist Carolyn Quinn with a whole fortune of $950,000.

 

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