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Mackenzie "Mack" Burke

Multimedia Reporter and Producer

New York, New York

Mackenzie "Mack" Burke

...is a New York based multimedia reporter with five years of experience in breaking news, feature reporting, editing and producing in traditional print and digital newsrooms, covering sports, markets and economies. (Right now, don't we all wish we could be the astronaut in the cover photo)

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International Olympic Committee says Caitlyn Jenner can keep her gold medal from 1976 Summer Olympics

It is now safe to say that Caitlyn Jenner will go down as the first woman to have ever won an Olympic gold medal and set a world record in the men's decathlon. After being pressed by a petition on Change.org that calls for the revocation of Jenner's Olympic gold medal she won in the 1976 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is allowing Caitlyn Jenner to retain her medal despite her sexual transition.
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Meet the U.S. women's national team: Get up close with the hottest stars in soccer

Meet the members of the U.S. national soccer team that will be chasing a third Women's World Cup title in Canada over the next month. Experience: Since being named to the U.S. women’s national team senior-level squad in 2003, she has developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
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Jorge Posada offers his support to Indians’ Mike Aviles as daughter battles leukemia during Yankee Stadium speech

Jorge Posada surprised one Indians player during the ex-Yankee catcher’s speech at the Jorge Posada Day ceremony on Saturday. About halfway through the speech, Posada looked over to Cleveland’s dugout and recognized utility man Mike Aviles and his family. Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter Adriana was diagnosed with leukemia in May and is currently being treated at Cleveland Clinic.
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Jose Reyes returns to Citi Field with Rockies, talks about how he wants play for winner

At this point in his career, Jose Reyes wants nothing more but to win. On Monday, he was back at Citi Field - the only place where he's tasted any form of winning-for the second time this year and the fifth time of his career without a Mets jersey hanging in his locker. The 32-year-old Colorado Rockies shortstop was lifted from the contending Blue Jays at the trade deadline and sent to the Rocky Mountains in a package that included the highly coveted Troy Tulowitzki.
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Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Bobby Parnell take an emotional tour of 9/11 Memorial

He had just started his senior year at East Rowan High School in Salisbury, N.C., which is about 40 minutes outside of Charlotte. He was sitting in English class on what was a “normal” September morning. He recalled a couple teachers scrambling and talking with one another rather frantically before one of them wheeled in a TV set that sat on top of a cart with shelves.
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Yankees lucky Brett Gardner, Mark Teixeira avoid injury after brushes with fans

Not only did the Yankees suffer a series sweep to the Blue Jays on Sunday, but two of the most integral players to the team’s success were nearly injured from two fan blunders. The first incident came in the fourth inning after Jose Bautista blasted a homer to left field. While Bautista was rounding the bases, a frustrated fan threw the ball back onto the field striking Brett Gardner in the back of the head.
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With Mets starters approaching innings limits, reliever Bobby Parnell says bullpen ready for increased workload

With the team’s recent pledge to reassess the innings limits of its top starters as the final stretch of the season approaches, the bullpen is ready to chew up the innings necessary to win the National League East division, Mets reliever Bobby Parnell said Wednesday. Manager Terry Collins has said recently that it's been a challenge to try and include the entire bullpen because of how dominant the starters have been this year.
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Not so super day for Mets or Dark Knight Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey reached a couple milestones on Sunday that are sure to leave a sour taste in his mouth. Harvey was handed a no-decision after he tossed six innings of one-run baseball, striking out six and giving up seven hits. After his exit, he became the first pitcher in the last century to allow no more than one run in 16 of his first 59 career starts without recording a win.
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Royals on pace to have eight All-Star starters, thanks to fan voting

Major League Baseball is truly facing a Royal problem as the Midsummer Classic approaches. If the 2015 MLB All-Star Game voting ballots closed today and the roster secured, the National League would basically face the Kansas City Royals starting lineup, plus Mike Trout. Every Royals starter but Alex Rios is in the lead in their respective position categories-Rios is currently ranked fourth among outfielders despite a sub-.200 batting average.
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Penalty problems continue for Jets; Rex Ryan promises to clean up play

After a dismal showing of 20 penalties against the Buffalo Bills last week, the Jets didn’t look too much better in their 38-13 loss to the Titans on Sunday. The offense was flooded with penalties and the defense didn’t look clean. The Jets finished with 10 penalties for 66 yards — they only averaged 5.2 per game last season.
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Darrin Walls struggles for Jets, 'didn't get the job done' in replacing Dee Milliner

Jets cornerback Darrin Walls seemed to have his hands a bit full filling in for the injured Dee Milliner in yesterday’s 38-13 loss to the Titans. His rough day started with a third-and-long holding call that he had on Titans wide receiver Damien Williams that led to a Titans first down and field goal.
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Forging Ahead by Mack Burke

Marsha Trattner is a sculptor and an artist. - the only one to teach this ancient art in New York City. Marsha Trattner is a sculptor. She discovered blacksmithing and came to the realization that forging metal was the type art for her. For Marsha, being a blacksmith is all about change: change in the structure of the metal and a change for her as an artist, each and every time.

About

Mackenzie "Mack" Burke

Mackenzie Burke is a multimedia reporter based in New York. He has experience in breaking news, feature reporting, editing and producing in traditional print and digital newsrooms, and his master's research and coverage at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism ranged from topics and issues in the sports world, including the plight of women in professional athletics and assisting beat coverage of the New York Yankees and the New York Mets, to the US entertainment market and the health of the Eurozone economy. Works have appeared in the New York Daily News, The Tennessean (Gannett, Co.), the New Jersey Star-Ledger (New Jersey Advanced Media), MLB.com and MiLB.com (MLB Advanced media).

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