About

Kenneth is just a byline, you can call me Kenny or Ken.
P.K. is fine as well.

Paul Kenneth Burns is a nationally recognized award-winning reporter specializing in politics, government and urban issues. (resume) Current, a publication that covers public media, recognized him as a rising black talent in the industry.

Currently, he is a reporter covering Southern New Jersey for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. His reports also can be heard on WBGO in Newark, N.J.

With a professional career that spans two decades, Burns has covered state elections, “Snowmageddon,” Superstorm Sandy and the police trials in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore. That coverage, ultimately, earned 2nd place in the 83rd Annual National Headliner Awards.  

Burns has served as a producer, news anchor, host of public affairs programs and has contributed to national networks (CBS and NPR).

A native of Prince George’s County, Md., Burns now makes his home in Trenton, N.J. with his wife. He is a graduate of Towson University and Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.  

P. Kenneth Burns is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.