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Eric Burns is an American media critic and journalist.

Burns was born and raised in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, a town approximately 20 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. He is a 1967 graduate of Westminster College, Pennsylvania. Burns began his career as a correspondent for NBC News where he appeared regularly on NBC Nightly News and on the Today show.

Burns has written five critically-saluted books, including Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism, which was a History Book Club selection in 2006, and continues to work in television. He has worked as a commentator for Entertainment Tonight, host of Arts & Entertainment Revue on A&E, and is the former host of Fox News Channel's Fox News Watch, as well as a media analyst for the network.

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Awards

  • Recipient of an Emmy Award for media criticism
  • Was named by the Washington Journalism Review as one of the best writers in the history of broadcast journalism
  • The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol was named one of the best academic press books of 2003 by the American Library Association.

Bibliography

  • The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol - 2003
  • Broadcast Blues: Dispatches from the Twenty-Year War Between a Television Reporter and His Medium
  • The Joy of Books: Confessions of a Lifelong Reader - Prometheus Books - 1995
  • The Autograph
  • Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism. - 2006
  • All the News Unfit to Print: How Things Were... and How They Were Reported - 2009

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