- "Okay, okay, I'll get you the photos, I stashed the film in my lockup."
- ―Ned Burner
Ned Burner is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character and later a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He is a reporter for the Liberty Tree newspaper.
Ned Burner was a resident of Staunton Island, Liberty City and a reporter for the Liberty Tree newspaper. He also managed the Liberty Tree's e-mail adress and was under threat by Leon McAffrey who he apparently owed money to, as he paid him $5000 for an unknown instead of $20,000 like he agreed to, though he backs himself up saying that he agreed to paying $20,000 in exchange for four stories, but only paid a quarter as Leon had only given him one story yet. He also knew about corruption within Mayor Roger C. Hole's administration, but had been lying on his news reports to cover it up. His other schemes involve providing sex workers for the LCPD in exchange for information on Vincenzo Cilli.
Burner is known for getting a number of scoops and exclusives for LCN and gains information through e-mail contacts, including Maria Latore, and by hiring people to create news headlines for him to report on. In 1998 he impersonates a priest in a confession box at the cathedral in Bedford Point and hires Leone Family made man Toni Cipriani to cause chaos in the city. Burner hires Cipriani to kill a federal witness, steal diamonds, create chaos on the city roads in a firetruck and then kill film stars DB-P, Black Lightman and Faith W. for refusing to give an interview to the Liberty Tree newspaper. Ned Burner later goes to Shoreside Vale where he witnesses the murder of Avery Carrington, committed by Cipriani and Donald Love, who later hires Toni to kill him. Cipriani later steals both Carrington and Burner's corpses, taking them to Love's private jet as an in-flight dinner for Love.
- GTA Liberty City Stories
- L.C. Confidential (Voice/Boss)
- The Passion of the Heist (Voice/Boss)
- Karmageddon (Voice/Boss)
- False Idols (Boss/Betrayal)
- Stop the Press (Killed)
- Morgue Party Resurrection (Corpse)
- The nickname "Father Ned" may be taken from the titular character of the TV show, "Father Ted".
- Ned Burner's name may also be a reference to real-life media mogul Ted Turner.