Stanley Burke

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Stanley Burke, Jr.
Born (1923-02-08)February 8, 1923
Died May 28, 2016(2016-05-28) (aged 93)
Kingston, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Journalist, news presenter, author
Television The National

Stanley Burke, Jr. (February 8, 1923 – May 28, 2016) 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 to bring attention to the Nigerian Civil War and the humanitarian crisis in the secessionist state of Biafra.

Burke's father was businessman Stanley Burke, founder of Pemberton Securities, a stockbrokerage 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.

In the 1980s he was publisher with partner Jack McCann of the weekly newspaper Nanaimo Times in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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

Stanley Burke, Jr. died at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario on May 28, 2016, aged 93.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Dogboat commander devastated enemy". National Post. Don Mills, Ont. 5 May 1999. p. A16. 
  2. ^ "Canadian journalist Stanley Burke dead at 93". Yahoo. May 28, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 

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

Succeeded by
Warren Davis