New York’s chief city planner Amanda Burden is one of the powerful people in New York real estate. She is associated with the architect works in her hometown. Regardless of her thriving profession, Amanda's personal life seemed to be a bumpy roller coaster ride, as both of her marriage did not work well. But she has not given up on love, as she is in an affair with an American reporter even after two past failures. 

The city planner is a Principal at Bloomberg Associates, an international consulting service founded by Michael Bloomberg to help improve the standard of living of the citizens. 

Ted Talks: Amanda Burden gives a Ted talk on how public spaces make cities work (Published on 7 April 2014)

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Prior to that, she was the director of the New York City Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission. She has also worked at the New York State Urban Development Corporation and Battery Park City.

She is a member of the International Best Dressed List since 1996.

Amanda Burden's Biography And Career

Amanda Jay Mortimer Burden was born into a wealthy family in 1944 at New York City. Her father, Stanley Grafton Mortimer was an heir to the Standard Oil fortune and her mother, Babe Paley was an American socialite and style icon. She has a brother named Stanley Grafton Mortimer III and seven half-siblings from her parent's previous marriages. 

Amanda attended Westover School in Connecticut and later went to Wellesley College. After graduating in Environmental Science from Sarah Lawrence College in 1976, she received  Master of Urban Planning from the Columbia University. She also holds an honorary doctorate in Public Administration from Pratt Institute.

She worked as an architect in Gruzen & Partners, a renowned firm in New York City. She served as the Vice President for Planning and Design of the Battery Park City Authority from 1983 to 1990.

During her tenure of work, Amanda provided guidelines for the design of several projects of the New York such as Midtown Community Court, and Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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In 1990, she was elected as the Director of New York City Planning Commission, where she worked under Mayor Michael Bloomberg till 2013. Burden also works for the Council for Foreign Relations, which she joined in 2014.

Amanda dedicated her career in urban planning and from her professional obligations, enjoys an estimated net worth of $45 million.

Amanda Burden's Relationship With Charlie Rose After Second Divorce

Burden who has achieved heights in her career wasn't able to achieve the same success when it comes to her marriage. But after two failed marriages she has again found hope for love.

Amanda, age 74, is in a relationship with Charlie Rose, an American television journalist for more than two decades. The couple started dating in 1993, but had an on and off relationship and even stopped dating for a while in 2001. Their relationship once again resurfaced in 2002.

Talking about the past, Amanda was married twice, and both of the marriage ended in divorce. She was first married to multimillionaire descendant Shirley Carter Burden(died in 1996) in June 1964 after meeting him on a blind date at Wellesley College. However, Amanda got divorced from her spouse, Carter in 1972. The couple shares two children, Shirley Carter Burden III and Flobelle Fairbanks Burden.

After Shirley, Amanda tied the knot with Steve Ross (died in 1992), the CEO of Warner communication in 1979. Their marriage lasted only 16 months as the couple got separated in 1981.

Amanda and Charlie are often seen together attending social and entertainment events in New York City. The couple went to the Vanity Fair Party during the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April 2015.

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Couple Alert: Amanda and her partner Charlie attending Vanity Fair Party in New York in 2015 (Photo:

Talking about the relationship in 2009, Amanda said that she starts talking to him by asking "Who was on today?" as the couple wonders what to talk about at night.

Amanda Burden's Partner Faces Sexual Allegations -- Godfather of Her Grandchildren

Charlie has also been accused of several sexual harassment allegations by eight women and has also apologized for it. 

Husband Accused: Amanda's partner Charlie Rose confesses his deeds in a tweet (Photo:

Despite the allegations, Burden seems to be by his side. However, they are yet to get married and often refer themselves as "longtime friends" and "sometimes companion."

Moreover, Charles is the godfather to two of her grandchildren and also has a sound relationship with her children Shirley Carter Burden, III and Flobelle Fairbanks Burden.