Gemini-award-winning Jennifer Burke is a Canadian television journalist who serves as a national news anchor for CTV News Channel in Toronto. Besides that, she is also popular for being the host of CKNW's The Jennifer Mather Show.
Apart from her successful career life, Jennifer Burke faced many ups and downs in her romantic relationships. She was once married to her long-term boyfriend but, their relationship did not last long.
Personal Life: Relationship With Ex-Husband
Jennifer Mather was married to her long-term boyfriend, Brian Burke, the hockey operations president for the Calgary Flames.
The pair tied the wedding knots in 2007 in the Bahamas. As a married spouse, they welcomed two little daughters and named their first Mairin, whereas the second one, Fiona.
While Mairin was the first child for Jennifer, Brian had four sons from his previous marriage. His son, Patrick, is a director in the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
Recently, her step-son Patrick got engaged with his girlfriend Caiti. Her husband shared about his son's engagement in his Twitter account. Patrick also took part in the Boston Marathon to support the LGBTQ community. Brian seems very proud of his son as he has become such an amazing human being. He must be following his father's step as he is very focused on his career.
Jennifer tried her best to manage her professional life along with her family. But she could not save her marriage from the recurring bumps for a long time.
As a result, the husband and wife decided to part ways and eventually got divorced.
Since then, Jennifer Burke has not been involved in any love affairs. She is probably single for now.
However, even now, she is focused on her career, and during her free time, she keeps herself busy with a blended family of six children. Even though her married life was not a success, she is a proud mother to her children. She also often shares about her daughters on her Twitter account.
Presently, she has not been linked with anyone, which might be because she is more focused on her daughters than her love life.
Born in 1967, Jennifer Burke celebrates her birthday every 14 June.
Jennifer, age 52, had started her career in journalism in Vancouver, where she took up a job as a technical producer and reporter at a news station called CKNW 980 AM, the 101 CFMI. She also worked as the news anchor, producer, and show scriptwriter in the channel.
Later, she went on to work for multiple other news stations such as CHAN-TV, CKVU-TV, and CBC alongside Piya Chattopadhyay. At CBC, she hosted a famous discussion show, Living Vancouver, for which she won a Gemini in 2007.
Also, Jennifer Burke landed as a radio personality with her show on CKNW, THE JENNIFER MATHER SHOW. She covered a wide range of current affairs and political issues, including interviews with popular newsmakers in the talk show.
Later, she joined CTV News Channel in October 2009. Jennifer Burke has over twenty years of experience in radio, print, television, and weblog mediums as of now.
Fun Facts About Jennifer's Burke
- Jennifer Mather has been nominated in many prestigious awards till now and has also been honored with several of them. In 1999, she was honored with Leo Awards for the first time for Best News Anchor.
- Jennifer also joined The Development Fund and has been actively involved in this organization to raise several amounts of funds. These days, she has been serving in the organization as their Program Director.
- Besides her journalism career, she is an enthusiastic social participant who put her efforts and hard work into community activities.
- Jennifer spends most of her leisure time for various noble causes such as BC Children’s Hospital, The CKNW Orphans Fund, Canuck Place, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, the Variety Club, and Women’s Media Golf Classic.