Erin Burnett went to school at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and graduated with a degree in political science in 1998. She pursued a career in investment banking before setting her sights on network journalism.
She is the anchor of CNN's "Erin Burnett Out Front," and worked for NBC on "Meet the Press" and "Nightly News" as well as CNBC and the "Today Show."
While working at Goldman Sachs in the investment bank division, she wrote to CNN anchor Willow Bay stating that she would be interested in writing for her show. Burnett was offered a position, which she accepted to start her career in television journalism.