Host, Information Morning
Steve grew up across the harbour from Sydney in Westmount, where he could see the belching plumes of the steel plant smokestacks from his parents' kitchen window. He spent a lot of time poking around the shorelines of Sydney Harbour, the Bras d'Or Lakes, and the Cape Breton Highlands, and that childhood interest left him with an abiding love of the outdoors.
He studied journalism at the University of King's College, then worked as a freelancer with CBC Radio in Halifax.
In 1998, he moved back home to Cape Breton to take a job as a correspondent for Maritime Noon. Steve's work has taken him to all the compass points on the island, from the wharves of Eskasoni, Arichat, and Bay St Lawrence to the coasts of Port Hood, Point Aconi, and Main-A-Dieu; he's plied the waves off Louisbourg in a lobster boat, motored into Whycocomagh Bay in an oyster barge, and hung out the back hatch of a Canadian Forces Buffalo aircraft at 12,000 feet.
His stories have been recognized by the Atlantic Journalism Awards, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, and the Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences. In 2004, he was awarded a fellowship with the U.S.-based Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.
He took over as host of Information Morning in 2007.
Steve lives in Northside East Bay with his wife and two children. He spends his spare time reading, boating, skiing, and rambling in the woods.
Morning News Editor
David Burke is the Morning News Editor for CBC Cape Breton's Information Morning. In that role, David keeps listeners up-to-date on the latest news around our island and throughout the Maritimes.
He has been in the position since November 2009.
Before coming to Cape Breton, David spent four years as a radio and television reporter for CBC in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, he also worked as reporter for CBC in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador.
David has a journalism degree from the University of King's College, a degree in English with a minor in Biology and a diploma in Performance and Communications Media from Memorial University.
David is a self-professed nerd and has a wide range of interests including politics, biology, literature and science fiction.
In his spare time, David coaches fencing at the YMCA and enjoys hiking the many trails throughout Cape Breton.