David Burrick

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David Burrick
Born (1984-06-05) June 5, 1984 (age 30)
Summit, New Jersey
Occupation Business Development
Employer AOL

David Burrick (born June 5, 1984) is a director of business development at AOL. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the Executive Editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian and from 2003 to 2004 served as Senior Sports Editor of the newspaper.[1]

Early life[edit]

David Burrick was born at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey. He grew up in the Short Hills section of Millburn, New Jersey and attended Millburn High School.[2] At Millburn, he served as the school mascot (called The Bear), played for the state-champion fencing team, won a national title in quiz bowl and starred in several of the school’s plays.[1] Burrick appeared in several of those high school shows with Anne Hathaway, also appearing with Hathaway in productions at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

In December 2001, he was accepted early decision to the University of Pennsylvania.

College life[edit]

At Penn, Burrick majored in Urban Studies, where he wrote his senior thesis on a failed attempt to build a stadium for the New York Jets in Manhattan.[2] He also played tenor saxophone for Penn Jazz[2] and was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity[3] and Sphinx Senior Society.[2]

The Daily Pennsylvanian[edit]

Burrick spent most of his college years working at The Daily Pennsylvanian. In 2002, he joined the staff as a sports reporter.[1] He wrote for the paper for his four years at college, eventually becoming a sports and then editorial columnist. His column, entitled Camp David, was a reference to the 13 years he spent as a camper, counselor and color war general at Tyler Hill Camp.[4]

In 2003, he was elected to the 119th Editorial Board of the newspaper as Senior Sports Editor.[1] The following year, Burrick was elected as Executive Editor, overseeing the business, editorial and professional staffs of the newspaper.

During his tenure as Executive Editor, his staff created one of the first regular blogs in college journalism (called The Buzz),[5] redesigned the graphical look of the newspaper and its Web site and created a Web site for online photo sales. Under his watch, the newspaper won several awards, including the Associated Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Awards, the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper,[6] the Columbia Scholastic Press College Gold Newspaper Crown[7] and College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM) Best Advertising Staff of the Year.[8] In December 2005, Newsweek profiled Burrick for a story on the role of major college newspapers and their editors.[9]

In 2008, Burrick was asked to join the Board of Directors of the newspaper’s alumni association, where he currently serves as president.[10]

CBS College Sports[edit]

After graduating from Penn in 2006, Burrick was hired to work in the research department at CSTV (later renamed the CBS College Sports Network). In 2007, he was named the network’s Senior Researcher. He is the creator of the Daily Buzz podcast,[11] which he has hosted on occasion. He also oversees editorial information and the booking of guests for the network’s studio shows and game production. He works directly with the networks producers and talent, including Greg Amsinger, Adam Zucker, Carter Blackburn, Seth Davis, Steve Lappas, Greg Anthony, Trev Alberts and Tom Lemming.[12]


Burrick spent his MBA summer internship working at AOL in the business development group, which was headed by Jared Grusd at the time.[13] He then worked at the company full-time after graduation, working as a senior manager and director in the business development group focusing on strategic partnerships.


Burrick currently lives in New York City with his wife, Danielle Rabin. His parents, Karen and Robert, live in Florham Park, New Jersey, and his sister, Lauren, is a graduate of Cornell University. She currently works at JPMorgan Chase.

He attended New York University Stern School of Business, where he received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in May 2011.


  1. ^ a b c d Alex Dubilet (2005-01-18). "Incoming 'DP' board honored at gala". The Daily Pennsylvanian. 
  2. ^ a b c d "David Burrick". 
  3. ^ "Undergraduate News". Delta Upsilon. 
  4. ^ "Tyler Hill Color War Generals". Tyler Hill’s Amazing. 
  5. ^ "The Buzz". The Daily Pennsylvanian. 
  6. ^ "SPJ Announces 2005 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners". Society of Professional Journalists. 
  7. ^ "2006 Collegiate Crowns". Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 
  8. ^ "2006 Contests Winners". College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers. 
  9. ^ Nick Summers (2005-12-05). "College Papers Grow Up". Newsweek. 
  10. ^ "The Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association 2011 Board of Directors". TheDP.com. The Daily Pennsylvanian. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "CSTV Daily Buzz". CSTV. 
  12. ^ "CBS College Sports Teamge". CBSSports.com. 
  13. ^ "Jared Grusd". AOL. 

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