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Timothy Burke (Journalist) Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Career, Federal Conspiracy Charges, Net Worth, and More

Timothy Burke is an American sports journalist and media consultant renowned for his video and GIF clips, gained prominence during his tenure at Deadspin from 2011 to 2018. Operating his consulting firm in Tampa, Florida, Burke’s career took a dramatic turn when he was arrested and indicted on federal conspiracy charges in February 2024.







Spouse-Lynn Hurtak

Profession-Sports journalist, media consultant

Nationality- American


Information about Timothy Burke’s parents and siblings is unavailable as he maintains a private personal life.


Timothy Burke is married to Lynn Hurtak, who has served as a member of the Tampa City Council since 2022.

Timothy Burke wife


During his time at the University of South Florida, Burke launched Mocksession.com, a blog featuring unique screengrabs and clips from live sports broadcasts, often in GIF format. Subsequently, he joined SportsGrid as a video coordinator. From 2011 to 2018, Burke contributed video content and articles to Deadspin, showcasing offbeat moments from live sports and news broadcasts under the alias @bubbaprog. Utilizing sophisticated capture setups, he documented various mishaps and incidents, garnering attention for his quirky and entertaining content.

Timothy Burke career

Burke co-wrote an investigative piece in 2013 for Deadspin that exposed the false identity of college football player Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, a story later adapted into the Netflix documentary “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist” in 2022. Following contract buyouts at Gawker Media, Deadspin’s parent company, Burke departed in 2018 and served as the director of video at The Daily Beast. He gained further recognition for creating a viral video collage featuring news anchors from Sinclair Broadcasting reading an identical script about fake news. In 2019, Burke founded Burke Communications, a media and political consulting firm, catering to clients such as HBO and ESPN.

Net Worth

Timothy’s net worth is estimated to be around 8 million dollars.

Timothy Burke, Charged with Conspiracy and 13 Other Federal Crimes

Federal prosecutors have leveled 14 charges against journalist and media consultant Timothy Burke, including conspiracy, as revealed in an unsealed indictment on Thursday. Burke, 45, was apprehended Thursday morning and was scheduled to appear in federal court in Tampa later in the day. His attorney, Mark Rasch, had not responded to requests for comment at the time of reporting. The indictment alleges that Burke and an unnamed co-conspirator engaged in a scheme from around February 2022 to May 2023 to unlawfully obtain and distribute electronic materials from protected computers and servers, including those belonging to a multinational media company headquartered in New York City.

Burke is accused of various roles in the conspiracy, including gaining unauthorized access to protected computers, retrieving electronic items, and intercepting and disclosing electronic communications. The indictment outlines how Burke and the co-conspirator communicated through Twitter direct messages and Google accounts to obtain compromised credentials and steal materials from protected computers before altering them to obscure their origins. Though the indictment does not specify the contents of the files, reports suggest they included stolen and leaked commercial broadcast video streams. The charges stemmed from the release of unaired footage from the Fox News talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight, leading to an FBI search of his residence.

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