Burkhard Bilger Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, New Yorker


Burkhard Bilger is a prominent American journalist and writer currently working at The New Yorker as a staff writer, where he joined in 2001. His pieces have included deep-cave divers in Mexico, ginseng poachers in the Appalachians, portraits of gem dealers in Madagascar, and a cheese-making nun in Connecticut.

His work has also appeared in the Harper’s, New York Times, and The Atlantic, among different other publications. Bilger has been anthologized ten times in the “Best American” series.

Bilger is the recipient of fellowships at Yale University, MacDowell Colony, and New York Public Library’s Cullman Center. At MacDowell, He served on a book about his grandfather’s experiences during World War II, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

Burkhard Bilger Age

Burkhard Bilger was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States in 1964. He is 58 years old.

Burkhard Bilger Height

Bilger is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 inches (Approx. 1.72 m).

Burkhard Bilger Education

After high school, He joined the University of Yale in 1982 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French in 1986.

Burkhard Bilger Family

Burkhard was born and raised by his German father and his mother in Oklahoma. His father served as an engineer which shaped his interest in science. Growing up in Oklahoma, Bilger led to his interest in Southern subcultures.

Burkhard Bilger Wife

He is a married man whose wife’s identity is not known to the public. His wife is also from Stillwater. The duo lives in Brooklyn with their three children.

Burkhard Bilger Salary

Burkhard’s annual salary is $82,657 per year. This is according to  The New Yorker anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

Burkhard Bilger Net Worth

Bilger has an approximate net worth of $1 million – $5 million.

Burkhard Bilger Career

Currently, Burkhard serves at The New Yorker as a staff writer where he joined in 2000. He also served from 1999 to 2005 as a senior editor at Discover and The Sciences as a deputy editor and writer from 1994 to 1999, where his work helped earn six nominations and two National Magazine Awards.

His book, Noodling for Flatheads which was published in 2000 by Scribner, was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. Bilger is a Branford Fellow at Yale University, from which he graduated in 1986.

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