Stephen B. Burke, also called Steve, was born in 1958 and currently resides in New York with his wife and five children.
While attending college at Colgate University, Burke joined Phi Beta Kappa and he remains a proud supporter of the fraternity. He went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Burke is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal, and has been so since the closing of Comcast and General Electric’s joint venture in 2011. During his time with Comcast, which lasted from 1998 – 2011, the company grew to become the largest cable company, third largest phone company, and largest internet service provider in the United States. He also worked with The Walt Disney Company, where he helped launch the popular Disney Stores. Prior to that, Burke served as President of ABC Broadcasting from 1996-1998.
Stephen B. Burke has been an independent director for Berkshire Hathaway since 2009.
In addition to Berkshire Hathaway, Burke also serves on the Board of Directors for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Other boards he has been affiliated with in the past include National Cable Satellite Corporation, NBCUniversal, Inc, the President’s Council of Advisors (Science and Technology), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation.
Throughout his illustrious career, Burke has earned a variety of awards including the 2003 and 2006 Multi Channel News Cable Operator of the Year Award, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association 2001 Vanguard Award for Cable Operations Management.