About the DNA Files

Adam Burke

2007 Series
The Heat Is On
Adam Burke near Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Adam Burke has been puzzling over the sound world since at least the age of three, when he started studying classical music. Subsequent study brought Burke into recording studios as an electronic music composition student in college. He served as the producer and host of Radio High Country News, a radio news magazine distributed throughout the American West, for which he edited the work of other reporters and produced his own documentaries.

Since 2003, Burke has been an independent producer and reporter, filing work for National Public Radio and American Public Media programs. He lives in rural western Colorado and travels frequently for work.