Gillian Burke Wiki: Age, Married, Husband, Partner, Parents, Family, BBC

By Oshil Pokhrel | Published On: 01 May, 2018
Gillian Burke Wiki: Age, Married, Husband, Partner, Parents, Family, BBC

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1975
Nationality American
Profession Television Producer
Marital Status Single
Divorced Not Yet
Boyfriend/Dating Not Known
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Ethnicity Mixed
Children/Kids Son & Daughter
Height N/A
Education Bristol University
Parents Enid(Mother), James(Father)

While studying at the university, Gillian Burke always dreamt working at BBC. Her dream finally came true when she worked at BBC's Natural History. Gillian as the natural history TV programme producer and voiceover artist has been interested in megafauna and microscopic organisms since her childhood. Her interest in natural history and environment led her to work on BBC's Springwatch.

How Much Is Gillian's Salary?

Gillian worked as a researcher in the department of Natural History Unit for the BBC and produced the content based on natural history or wildlife themed. She also worked as a producer on various series for Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel. In 2017, Gillian became a regular presenter on the BBC TV series Springwatch. While on the show, she worked alongside with her television partner Michaela Strachan.

Gillian Burke as the member of Springwatch (Photo:

The media personality is earning her salary by working in one of BBC's largest British outside broadcast events, Springwatch which requires a crew of 100 and over 50 cameras. The show has also launched various awards and campaign across the country.

It has funded over £8.5 million of National Lottery funding in the diverse wildlife-friendly habitats. The show has also won multiple awards including BAFTA Children's Awards and Royal Television Society Awards. In the two years of experience working in the BBC's largest show, Gillian has obtained some fair amount of net worth.

Raising Kids As Single Mother

Gillian resides in Cornwall in south-west England along with her son and daughter. Gillian welcomed her son in 2007 whereas her daughter was born in 2009. When her kids were born, she used to live in Bristol to attend her university where it was difficult for her to find a community.

The television producer stayed at home for five years raising her children in Bristol and finally moved to Cornwall. She then admitted her son and daughter to ecological school which centered on supporting towards the children. Gillian, who loves to spend most of her time outdoors, also contributes driving her kids out of a town just to assure that they felt comfortable outside.

As a single mother, she is a strong-willed woman who has dedicated her life towards raising her kids. It is unfortunate that such strong-willed lady has remained tight-lipped when it comes towards her married life. She has yet to mention a thing surrounding her husband in any of her interviews or social media.

Gillian's Family Life

Gillian's mother, Enid was a first black female journalist in East Africa and her father, James was a mechanic. Her parents were quite eccentric as they married late and had children late. Her grandmothers were from Mauritius and Somalia, and her paternal grandfather was born in Trinidad.

As a sibling, Gillian has an older brother named James Burke, who is five years older than her. She moved to Vienna from Kenya along with her family when her mother got a job at United Nations as an information officer.

Short Bio

Gillian was born in 1975 which makes her age 43 years old. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and she moved to Vienna, Austria in 1985. Gillian studied at Bristol University in England obtaining Bachelor's degree in biology.

The media personnel's information regarding the height is not available on the wiki sites. She has mixed ethnicity of African, Asian, Native American, European, Polynesian, and Oriental lineage.