N. J. Burkett

N. J. Burkett


Correspondent, WABC-TV in New York, America's largest ABC station; First Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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Conflicting accounts and a 16 year-old, struck with a Taser and hit with batons by #NYPD  officers in The Bronx. @ABC7NY  has obtained a surveillance video, which appears to answer some questions—but not all.

Oh yeah, they did that all the time. Taking the subway.

That time on Eyewitness News at 6 when my career went off the deep end. @ABC7NY 

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Today 11AM-12 it’s “Protest, Prayer and Peace,” on WBGO-FM with music of the movement—artists like Sam Cooke, The Beatles and Mahalia Jackson. Join Rhythm Revue host Felix Hernandez and my fellow WBGO Board Member, Jeh Johnson. 88.3FM or online .

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Activists in #Williamsburg  are breaking locks and chains on playgrounds that aren’t slated to reopen until New York City enters Phase Two. Many ultra-Orthodox families say it’s an act of civil disobedience. #COVID19 

@jax4477  @KaylaMamelakT  @NYEmmyAwardsV  @rosannascottoI  @loristokes  @KerryDrewFox  @BIANCApeters85  @DariAlexandert  @DarlaMiles7h  @mcharlesworth7i  @Dianarocconk  yo @ToniYates7u  @DanielleLeighK5  @LucyYang7  @staceysager7n  @AJohnsonwabc7e  @JoshEiniger7ed  to understand something. Reporters at Channel 7 are required to wear masks while reporting in the field—it is company policy. But beyond that, if the public is being urged to wear masks to keep the infection rate low, who are we to defy that?

Would you give an interview to this man? It seems that random, man-on-the-street interviews are harder to get these days and it just occurred to me why. I’m basically a masked man with a long metal pole.

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Astonishing reporting by @carlbernstein  on Trump’s phone calls with foreign leaders. He “incessantly boasted” to Mohammed bin Salman and Kim Jong Un about his own wealth, genius, great accomplishments and the "idiocy" of Bush and Obama.

Hey, @BillWeirCNN —excellent reporting on @jairbolsonaro  and his #COVID19  infection in Brazil. I think his illness was inevitable. And those fresh graves are haunting. @CNN 

EXCLUSIVE: “I’d probably be pretty scared to go back at this time. I'm looking around all the time as it is.  That one caught me off guard.” @MTA  platform conductor Dennis Russo tells me he’s afraid to go back after he was shoved onto the tracks on Tuesday morning. @ABC7NY  at 6

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BREAKING: Killer couple's landlord tells @ABC7NY , "They didn't say they were terrorists when they moved in."

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BREAKING: Francesco Cali, the 53 year-old reputed boss of the Gambino crime family, is gunned down outside his Staten Island home. The highest-ranking organized crime figure to be murdered in New York City in recent memory.

BREAKING: Police confirm football player has died after suffering an injury during practice at Sachem East High School, Farmingville, LI.

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BREAKING: Authorities say MS-13 is crippled after massive Suffolk County dragnet yields 96 arrests. 2yr undercover investigation thwarted 7 murder plots. Suffolk DA says it’s a “significant blow to #MS13  leadership on LI” where gang has tried to establish East Coast base.

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BREAKING: Subway lines shut down, mass evacuations at Times Square subway station beneath Port Authority. Sources confirm reports of an “explosive device,” possibly a pipe bomb.

#Squirrel attacks in #ProspectPark . 7yr-old María Guerrero says it leapt up, sank its teeth into her arm. 5 people attacked in 5 days.

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It’s both a haunting reminder and a sobering warning. #Auschwitz : Not long ago. Not far away.” A new exhibit opening on May 8 at in Battery Park City.

BREAKING: #Bridgegate  jury finds Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts.

BREAKING: Three demonstrators arrested outside #Trump  International Hotel at Columbus Circle after climbing inside globe sculpture and unfurling anti-deportation banner.

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