Gillian Burke is a natural history television programme producer and voiceover artist, and has been a co-presenter of the BBC nature series Springwatch since 2017.
Gillian studied biology at Bristol University, and worked as a researcher for the BBC’s Natural History Unit. She worked as a producer and director on several series for Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, and as a voiceover artist, before becoming a regular presenter on Springwatch in 2017. In 2019 she hosted Nature’s Strangest Mysteries: Solved (Animal Planet), and in 2020 narrated Thailand’s Wild Side (National Geographic Channel).
Gillian was born in Kenya, and moved to Vienna age ten. Her ancestry is Afro-Trinidadian, Seminole, Mauritian and Somalian. As a teenager, she took wildlife photographs with a Pentax K1000. She now lives in Cornwall with her two children. She is an ambassador of the rainforest protection charity Cool Earth.