Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman is renowned as one of America's leading national radio talk show hosts. His radio show Behind the Curtain is the only talk show in the world hosted by a registered lobbyist.
Not only that but Jack Burkman is also best known for pushing conspiracy theories about the death of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich, and he is the one who tried to ban gay players from the NFL.
Jack Burkman’s Short Bio
Jack Burkman, age 46, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA to parents Jack and Elizabeth Burkman and currently resides in Arlington, VA. He has one brother named James Burkman in his family.
He attended Georgetown University Law Center and earned a law degree. In addition to his law degree, Burkman also holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (M.S.F.S.) from Georgetown and has also received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jack Burkman's Career And Salary
For now, all must be familiar with Jack Burkman being an American Lobbyist. Apart from this, the American Lobbyist is also the president of the lobbying firm Burkman Associates, LLC.
Burkman became the heat of the media as he organized the protest against Dallas Cowboys NFL Football team after the team signed an openly gay player, Michael Sam, to its squad.
Besides this, Jack Burkman is also known to some people as a host of the Behind The Curtain. Talking about his past works, the Lobbyist has also worked as a former FOX News Political Analyst and as a contributor to ABC's Politically Incorrect alongside Bill Maher.
Not only this, but the versatile personality has also made appearances on ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, ESPN, and many other networks. He served as an election contributor to Britain's GM-TV for Britain's election 2006.
As the CEO of Burkman LLC, Jack Burkman has earned a whopping amount of salary from his work. However, he has not revealed the exact figure of his net worth. Talking about the average salary of Lobbyist, it can range from $62K to $104K.
Jack Burkman Protests To Ban Gay Players From NFL
Jack Burkman, drew significant media attention for organizing a protest against the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team after it signed Michael Sam, an openly gay football player to its practice squad. He claimed to be working on legislation that would prohibit gays from playing in the NFL.
In an interview with Huffington Post, James told them if NFL did not have any moral and people like Roger Goodell appeased corporate America then it was time for conservatives to step in and define morality for them.
(Photo: James Burkman's Twitter)
One of the critics of Burkman’s proposed bill was his brother, James Burkman, who is gay. He called his brother, Jack “an ass” on Twitter and said his brother had gone too far.
Jack Burkman Investigates Seth Rich's Unsolved Murder
Jack has investigated the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. Seth Rich was killed on 10 July 2016, as he walked home from a Washington, D.C. bar. The case gained notoriety among conspiracy theorists, who have suggested that his death was related to the WikiLeaks release of documents belonging to the Democratic National Committee around two weeks later.
Police and investigators said there was no evidence to support the linkage. Later on, and Rich’s family filed a lawsuit over the claims.
The Rich family accepted the pro bono public relations services of Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman in September 2016. The Rich family and Burkman held a joint press conference on the murder in November 2016.
In January 2017, Burkman launched an advertising campaign in Northwest D.C. searching for information regarding Seth's death. This included billboard advertisements and canvassing with flyers.
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In late February, Burkman told media outlets he had a lead that the Russian government was involved in Rich's death, and the Rich family then distanced itself from Burkman. On March 19, 2017, Rich's brother, Aaron, started a GoFundMe campaign to try to raise $200,000 for private investigation, public outreach activities, and a reward fund.
Jack’s Personal Life
Jack Burkham is a married man. He got married to his wife, Susan. However, the detail information regarding their marital relationship is not known to the media. Jack seems quite secretive when revealing the details about his family and children.
With the fact that his wife, Susan had supported him a lot when he was being attacked near his home by an unknown assailant using a chemical irritant.
In an interview with Stuff on 21 March 2018, Jack talked about his wife and revealed that his wife was more skeptical as she warned him that she did not think Jack was dealing with the FBI.