E! ANNOUNCES TALENT DEAL WITH DAVID BURTKA
Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 2011 - E! Entertainment announced today a talent deal with David Burtka in which he will serve as correspondent for "E! News," as well as other programming initiatives, including participating in "Live from the Red Carpet" and E! Specials. "E! News," which features the most comprehensive celebrity and entertainment news coverage on television, will task Burtka with a wide range of responsibilities including interviews with today's most fascinating personalities, covering pop culture's biggest events and delivering up-to-the-minute breaking news. He will begin reporting full-time in January.
Burtka's varied background allows him to bring his own insider expertise to "E! News," and join the current team as they deliver the most comprehensive celebrity news coverage on television to entertainment fans around the globe. He began his acting career on the stage and in 2001 won the Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer for his role as The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby. Burtka then made his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's TheGoat opposite Sally Field, followed by his acclaimed role as Tulsa in Sam Mendes' Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters.
Burtka made his television debut on The West Wing, and has also made appearances on CSI: NY, How I Met Your Mother, Steven Spielberg's On The Lot, and Crossing Jordan. Burtka has also appeared in the films, Regrets Only, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and Woody Allen's Hollywood Ending. Burtka graduated from University of Michigan and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, and owns a Los Angeles based catering company, Gourmet M.D.
About E! Entertainment
E! is television's top destination for all things entertainment and celebrity. E! is currently available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to VOD. Popular programming includes E! core franchises, "E! News," "The Soup," "Chelsea Lately," "Fashion Police" and "True Hollywood Story," as well as the network's hit series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Khloé & Lamar," "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," "Ice Loves Coco" and "Kendra." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.