Mr. Lawrence J. Burke
Chairman & Editor in Chief
Mariah Media Network, LLC
Lawrence J. Burke is chairman of Mariah Media Network, LLC and editor in chief of Outside, a monthly national magazine dedicated to covering the people, sports and activities, politics, art, literature, and hardware of the outdoors.
Outside has over 2.8 million readers every month. It is published in China, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Sweden and is currently exploring other international markets. It has gone on to win 17 straight National Magazine Award nominations and General Excellence awards becoming the only magazine in history to win the highest award in publishing three years in a row.
In addition to Outside magazine, Mariah owns and operates Outside Online, an award winning and highly successful website; a new, fast-growing podcast business; a highly successful email newsletter business; and a robust e-commerce business. The company also publishes spring and winter Buyer’s Guides, which are the authority in outdoor gear and apparel for millions of active lifestyle consumers.
In 2009, the Outside brand expanded its footprint into broadcasting with the launch of Outside Television, the only national 24/7 all HD network dedicated to action adventure sports distributed via cable, satellite, OTT and mobile now available in over 50 million US homes. In 2014, the company launched Outside Go, a global experiential travel company that offers a blend of custom designed trips for adventurous travelers.
Outside also produced the World Outside Festival, a combination of sports, music, and lifestyle experiences for active consumers that toured 23 cities and delivered over 100 million impressions for sponsors. A new consumer show is set to launch in 2019.
Burke is a frequent contributor to environmental and wildlife organizations. In addition to his passion for horses, he is an avid skier, sailor, kayaker, mountain biker and windsurfer and has recently taken up surfing. He has a degree in marketing and economics and did post graduate work in finance through the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.