Marci Burdick is Senior Vice-President of Broadcasting
for Schurz Communications, a position she’s held since February 2003. Her responsibilities include supervision of 13 radio stations, 2 cable companies and 8 television stations. Other positions Burdick has held within the Schurz organization include Television VP, President/General Manager of WAGT-TV in Augusta Georgia (June 2000-September 2002) and News Director at KYTV, Springfield, Missouri (1988-2000). Prior to that, she was anchor/news director at KOTA TV and KEVN TV, both in her hometown of Rapid City, South Dakota. She has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism both as a reporter and news manager. They include 2 national Edward R. Murrow awards, many regional Murrow, 4 regional Emmy awards, the national Iris Award and several dozen state broadcast association awards.
Burdick is active in the industry and the community. She is a member of the board of the National Associations of Broadcasters. She is the past-President/Chairman of the NBC Affiliates Association. Burdick is a past national chairwoman of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, and recently completed a decade of service as a Trustee of its Foundation. She was the first woman to lead each organization. She is a Board Member of South Bend Rotary and of The Studebaker Museum. She has previously served as the Board chairman for the United Way of Augusta, the Rapid City Chamber & Visitors Bureau and has served on several other community boards. She also devotes an hour a week to reading with a second grade student in a Title I school.
Burdick is frequently invited to present at journalism and leadership training sessions for organizations such as the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the Radio Television News Directors Foundation and the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation.
Burdick and her husband, John, have 4 children and 5 granddaughters.