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Chris Burke came to SI.com in the summer of 2011, as the site prepared to launch its Audibles blog to add to its NFL content. Since then, Burke has been a consistent part of SI's daily NFL news coverage, while also providing content for the annual Sports Illustrated Fantasy Football Guide and helping to lead 2013 NFL draft analysis. He's also been a frequent guest on radio shows coast to coast, including those hosted by Yahoo! Sports, Fox Sports Radio and ESPN.
Burke cut his teeth in the NFL world while at AOL's FanHouse.com. There, he served as lead NFL editor, overseeing a staff which included multiple Hall of Fame voters and an army of writers. He also wrote for FanHouse himself, both in the NFL section and elsewhere (college basketball, college football, baseball and hockey). Burke's career with AOL actually began as the site's Outdoors editor, before transitioning to the more prestigious NFL section.
Prior to joining the AOL team, Burke held a job as a sports writer at the Fauquier (Va.) Times-Democrat. He took home a Virginia Press Association award for "Best Sports Column" during his time there, before being promoted to sports editor at the Culpeper (Va.) Times.
Burke also freelanced for numerous organizations, including Street and Smith's, MLive.com and the Oakland Press.
His proudest moment as a journalist, though, came while he was on staff at The Michigan Daily at the University of Michigan. In his final year with the student-run paper, Burke conducted a wide-ranging Q&A with former U. of M. athletic director Don Canham. In one of the final interviews given before his death in 2005, Canham detailed his days in charge of the Michigan athletic department, including his decision to offer the football program's head coaching job to Joe Paterno before settling on one Bo Schembechler.
Burke received a B.A. in general studies from Michigan. He and his wife, Amy, moved back to Ann Arbor in 2012 and had their first child, Nathan, in November 2013.