To rise to the top of your profession and succeed enough to establish a company of your own is the dream and goal for many in their professional career. Not many however get to live this dream. In the minority of those who have had such luck is Tony Berlin, a journalist who has risen to the top of the profession in America, working for several of the big media outlets before he went on to create a company of his own, Berlin Media Relations.
Tony Berlin became a notable name when he appeared on television screens across America as a news anchor but he got more popular through his marriage to another notable journalist, Harris Faulker. Learn more about the former CNN and NBC newsman below.
Who Exactly Is Tony Berlin?
The media star was born in Los Angeles in the year 1968. In a rather strange occurrence, despite being a popular personality, his exact date of birth is unknown. Although Tony was birthed to two parents, he was raised by one, growing up with his sister and single mother following his parents’ divorce.
He grew up in Tucson, Arizona where he attended Amphitheatre High School. With a stroke of luck and a twist of fate, Tony Berlin perhaps would have been known for a different profession such as a basketballer. During his high school days, he was a prolific basketball player, a quality that followed him up to college at Occidental College in Los Angeles. While he excelled on the court as a basketball player, he studied Political Science in the classroom and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1989.
Unless you are a sportsman, a career usually begins after graduation from college and Tony Berlin’s career started at Cox Broadcasting where he worked as a producer in the media company. Being a man who pursued excellence and strived to be the best, Tony returned to the classroom after three years at Cox Broadcasting to obtain a Master’s degree. For his masters, he attended the American University Graduate School of Communication, studying journalism. In addition to his masters, he enrolled for a reporting course at the Poynter Institute as part of his efforts to become the best in his field. While he earned his Master’s degree, he worked as an intern at PBS News Hour.
One of the defining traits of journalism is a journeyman life. Journalists often tend to work for different stations in different locations over the course of their career and for Tony Berlin, over the course of his 10 years as a journalist, he worked across multiple stations as a reporter and news anchor for stations in Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, and Minneapolis.
It was at Minneapolis that he began to work for CBS News where he worked for a CBS News Network affiliate for seven years. The period for Tony Berlin is further made significant because he met his future wife, Harris Faulkner while he was there. After seven years in Minneapolis, he and Harris Faulkner relocated to New York City. While Harris joined Fox News, Berlin worked for CBS. He was a field producer for the media outlet for a year before he made the switch to public relations.
Before Berlin went on to establish his own public relations company, he worked at Padilla Speer Beardsley as a media relations manager. He then later spent three years working as the director of media relations at Credit.com before he took the plunge and started his own firm in 2011, Berlin Media Relations. His company specializes in securing positive media exposure for their clients.
Relationship With Harris Faulkner
Tony Berlin’s wife, Harris Faulkner is a notable journalist who has won awards for her work as a journalist. She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and she is an alumnus of the University of California where she studied Mass Communication. Her parents are Bob Harris and Shirley Harris.
Having met each other while they were both developing journalists in Minneapolis, they have remained together as a couple and got married on the 12th of April, 2003. The marriage was a rather low-key affair, with the couple going back to Berlin’s hometown in Tucson for the wedding.
The couple has since given birth to two children, two girls named Bella and Danika. Bella was born in 2007 while her younger sister Danika was born in 2010. The family currently resides in New Jersey. They, however, have another home in Arizona where they stay while visiting extended family members.
His Religion and Ethnicity
Very little is known of Tony Berlin’s parents, so details of his ethnicity are currently unknown. However, due to his skin color, he is believed to be predominantly white. As for his religion, Tony Berlin is believed to be a Christian. He and his wife are considered to be and they have had their daughters baptized as is the tenet of the religion.