Who is Doris Burke?
Doris Burke is a role model to many young women who have aspirations of working as sports journalists. It is a field that has been dominated by men for many years and Doris has been a trailblazer in this industry for many years. She is in fact one of the leading national NBA commentators and believe it or not, she has covered basketball for thirty years and counting.
Doris made history in 2020 when she became the first woman to be assigned the role of a game analyst for the NBA Finals when she provided commentary on ESPN Radio. She has since established a unique reputation at ESPN and she is now a sought-after sports analyst.
Doris Burke Age, Height
Burke is 58 years old as of 2023. She was born on April 11, 1965, in West Islip, New York, United States. However, she was raised in New Jersey.
Doris Burke Education
Burke graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health service administration/social work and later a master’s degree in education.
Doris Burke’s Salary and Net Worth
Burke earns a salary of $1 million on an annual basis. She is among the highest sportscasters in the United States. Throughout her 30-year career, Doris has built a net worth of $4 million.
Doris Burke ESPN
Burke has served in high-profile roles throughout her time at ESPN. She has actually been a prominent analyst on a number of ESPN platforms, such as the NBA, women’s and men’s college basketball, and the WNBA. She was also the primary sideline reporter for the NBA Finals on ABC.
Burke has been covering basketball for ESPN since 1991 and has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2017 WISE Women of the Year Award.
She has worked as a women’s college basketball analyst for CBS Sports (1998–2001) and Westwood One Radio (2000-02) in addition to her prior roles as a WNBA analyst for the New York Liberty on MSG Network and WNBA analyst.
Burke was the first female announcer for a BIG EAST men’s basketball game on television in 2000 and the first woman to call a Knicks radio/television broadcast in 2000. A regular columnist for Basketball Times and Eastern Basketball magazines, she has also contributed to the website of the Center for Sports Parenting.
Burke, Mike Breen, and former NBA coach Doc Rivers were named to ESPN’s main broadcasting crew in August 2023. She is the first female television analyst for a major men’s title in the United States, as well as the first female TV analyst for the NBA Conference Finals and NBA Finals.
Is Doris Burke Married?
Doris is not married at the moment. She is currently divorced from her ex-husband, Gregg Burke. They have two children together. The couple divorced for reasons unknown to us.
Gregg is the head golf coach at the University of Rhode Island. Their performance on the course, in recruitment, and in fundraising has been prompted by his influence on the golf program.
He has built a name for himself as a fundraiser for the program, having accepted the largest individual gift in URI golf history, which resulted in the purchase of a state-of-the-art team transport van.