Newton Jones Burkett, III (born May 6, 1962), known as N.J. Burkett, is a correspondent for WABC-TV, the largest ABC television station in the United States. He joined the Eyewitness News team in July 1989 from WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut where he had been a correspondent since 1986.

Burkett grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, though he describes the choice to use the initials "N.J." as arising from the efforts of his agent and a station president to make him seem less "aristocratic" and not a tribute to his home state.[2] He graduated from Elizabeth High School with the class of 1980 and attended Columbia University.[3]

Burkett is best known for his coverage of the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001, for which he shared or was awarded-outright many prestigious honors including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy Award for Outstanding On-Camera Achievement from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master's in International Affairs, both from Columbia University.[4]

In June 2016, Burkett was elected First Vice Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences by the academy's Board of Trustees. He served on the academy's Executive Committee from 2014–2016 and as President of the academy's New York Chapter from 2011–2015.