CNN Religion Editor
Daniel Burke is CNN's Religion Editor.
Daniel Burke is CNN's Religion Editor, where he edits the award-winning religion section, CNN Belief, and offers on-air analysis on CNN and its affiliated networks.
CNN Belief was named the Best Online Religion Section in 2014 and 2015 by the Religion News Association.
Burke has written about Pope Francis' period of exile in Argentina, America's long history of Islamophobia and a Bible Belt family's conversion to atheism. He has also written about the religious and moral questions that arose after he narrowly avoided a train crash.
In 2016, Burke contributed to CNN's political coverage, writing profiles of Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. He also analyzed the "7 types of evangelicals" and noted "The moment American Muslims had been waiting for."
Before coming to CNN, Burke was a reporter and editor at Religion News Service.
Burke has been honored multiple times by the American Academy of Religion for best in-depth reporting on religion. He's been a finalist for the Religion News Association's top awards every year since 2010. In 2016, he won top prize in the categories of feature writing and news analysis. Burke's writing has also been honored by the National Headliner Awards and the Society for Features Journalism.
Burke graduated from a dual-degree program at Columbia University, earning an MS in journalism and MA in comparative religion. Before that, he attended Georgetown University, where a course on "The Problem of God" set him on the path to religion reporting.