Sherman Burdette Biography
Sherman Burdette is an American journalist who was born and raised in Indianapolis and is a graduate of IPS School #43, Broad Ripple High School. He’s also a graduate of Ball State University in telecommunications and theatre.
Sherman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning veteran who has worked all aspects of the newsroom from editing and producing, to the anchor desk in stations around the country. Currently, he’s the guy who lets you know what’s happening around Indy and around Indiana in his “Where is Sherman” features on FOX59 Morning News! He’s also the guy who puts those “As Seen on TV” products to the test to see how they really work on “Does it Work” Wednesday.
Sherman Burdette Age
Sherman was born on April 1, 1960. He is 59 years old as of 2019.
Who Is Sherman Burdette
Burdette, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is an Indianapolis native and a graduate of IPS School #43, Broad Ripple High School. He graduated from Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications and theatre.
“My junior year in high school, I wanted to be an actor and be on stage,” Burdette recalled. “I was selected for parts because of my theatrics and facial expressions. My focus was completely on theatre. I did not want to go directly to the college but wanted to go to New York City.
Sherman planned to audition, become an actor and work as a flight attendant while stationed in NYC. He presented this plan to his grandfather who, along with his grandmother, helped raise him, and he said that he was welcome to go do that, but that he would not support him financially.”
After a swift change of heart, Burdette applied to Ball State. Even then, before the David Letterman donation days, the university was known for its telecommunications department. Burdette went into his college career majoring in theatre and minoring in telecommunications.
During a career planning class, Burdette had a sudden epiphany and decided that he wanted to become a television news reporter.
Sherman Burdette Anchor L.A
Chasing an earlier dream at age 26, Burdette left WISH-TV to test the waters as an actor in Los Angeles. He admitted that was a tough transition and how difficult it is to get a break in L.A.
He came close to landing a role in the ’80s TV series, “In the Heat of the Night,” and auditioned for the role of Sgt. Wilson Sweet.
After two years in L.A. and being passed over for the role, Burdette decided it was time for him to return to television news. His first on-air job was in Meridian, Mississippi, as a sports anchor.
Sherman Burdette Consumer Reporter
Sherman was a consumer Reporter, producer in WNEP-TV segments highlighting consumer news, issues and alerts. He did product research and testing of those ‘As seen on TV’ products to see it work as advertised in a fun, informative format.
Sherman Burdette Evening News Anchor
Burdette was an Evening News Anchor in WHUT-TV/FOX in New York on October 1998 to May 2003. He assisted in the launch of a successful start-up local news operation.
Sherman Burdette Morning News Anchor
Burdette was a MorningNews Anchor, Reporter in KSHB-TV/NBC, Kansas City since October 1996 to October 1998, for start-up morning newscast for the NBC affiliate, also the general assignment Reporter and Sports Feature Reporter.
Sherman Burdette Circus
Article by Sherman Burdette;
Sherman goes behind-the-scenes at the New Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey “Out of This World” circus.
The circus takes you on a journey through four fictional planets in search of stars that have been stolen by an evil queen. You’ll join the Circus Space Fleet on an epic quest pitting good against evil with a universe of thrills and surprises to experience.
Sherman Burdette Weber Grill
If a traditional Thanksgiving sounds like too much work, you can always have someone else make the meal for you! Burdette went to Weber Grill Thursday to find out about the restaurant’s Thanksgiving meal and catering.
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