Stanley Burke

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Stanley Burke, Jr.
Born (1923-02-08) February 8, 1923 (age 92)
Nationality Canadian
Occupation journalist, news presenter, author
Television The National

Stanley Burke, Jr. (born February 8, 1923) was a Canadian television journalist. He was the anchor of CBC Television's The National News from 1966 to 1969. The show was renamed The National after he resigned to launch a public campaign on the Biafran civil war. He is the son of businessman Stanley Burke, founder of Pemberton Securities, a stockbroking firm in Western Canada.[1]

Following his retirement from the CBC, Burke also wrote a number of books satirizing Canadian politics in the form of children's stories, including Swamp Song, Frog Fables and Beaver Tales and The Day of the Glorious Revolution.

His brother was Lieutenant-Commander Cornelius Burke, a prominent Canadian Navy officer during World War II.[1]



  1. ^ a b "Dogboat commander devastated enemy". National Post (Don Mills, Ont). 5 May 1999. p. A16. 

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Preceded by
Earl Cameron
Anchor of The National News
CBC TV Nighttime National News

Succeeded by
Warren Davis