An experienced media executive, Bill Burke was a co-author of Ted Turner’s New York Times best-selling autobiography, “Call Me Ted.” Prior to this, Bill served as President and CEO of The Weather Channel Companies, where he oversaw all operations of The Weather Channel® network, weather.com, Weather Services International (WSI), and various digital cable, radio, newspaper and interactive television products.
Bill also held several key senior management positions at Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting. Hired as Director of Business Development for the Turner Entertainment Group, he developed the business plan for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and led the development and launch of this network as its first general manager. In the fall of 1995, Bill was named president of TBS Superstation, Ted Turner’s flagship entertainment service. In October 1999, he was named CEO of News and Information for Time Warner Digital media, where he oversaw the operations of CNN Interactive and Time Inc.’s Internet businesses.
Bill is a graduate of Amherst College and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is chairman of the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team, board chair of Maine Medical Center and the U.S. Biathlon Association and the co-founder of Argos Pictures, LLC.