Doris Burke is a famous American sports announcer and analyst for NBA on ESPN and NBA on ABC games. Doris Burke formerly worked as an analyst for WNBA games on MSG and has worked on New York Knicks games.
Table of Biography
Doris Burke, working as an NBA analyst for ESPN, states she is symptom-free now, after testing positive for coronavirus earlier this month. Burke talked about her experience with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday’s episode of “The Woj Pod.” She felt her first symptoms on March 11, she said, the same day the NBA suspended the season after ‘Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz’ tested positive for the virus.
At the time, Burke was covering a game, and said she remembers having a pounding headache and feeling tired. “That really was my primary symptom throughout this was this extraordinary fatigue,” she said. Moreover, there were days she couldn’t even get out of bed, she said.
And finally on March 17, Burke got tested, but she didn’t find out the test was positive until Wednesday. Now, more than two weeks after she first started feeling sick, she said she doesn’t have any symptoms. She told that, her fatigue was so extreme that, from March 14-17, she couldn’t be out of bed for more than five minutes at a time.
“I’m so incredibly thankful to be feeling well,” Burke said on the podcast, adding that she continues to practice social distancing and takes other recommended safety measures during the outbreak. However, she is doing fine these days.
Doris Burke was born as Doris Sable on January 4th, 1965. She was born and raised in Manasquan, New Jersey, USA. Currently, she is 55 years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Moreover, she is the youngest of eight children. There is no more information about her family.
Doris started playing basketball in the second grade. Moreover, her basketball idols growing up were Kyle Macy, Kelly Tripucka, and Tom Heinsohn. Moreover, Doris played as a point guard at Manasquan High School. She was recruited by several eastern colleges.
After graduating from high school, she moved to the capital city of the state of Rhodes. She later joined the esteemed ‘Providence College’. And graduating from her high school sportsmanship, she managed to secure a position in her college basketball team. Doris continued to play her best place as a point guard in the colleges Providence Friars women’s basketball team.
During her freshman year, Sable led the Big East Conference in assists. Furthermore, she was a second-team All-Big East player once and twice made the all-tourney team of the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament. As a senior in 1987 she was the college’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year.
Doris left Providence as its all-time leader in assists and as of 2012 was still second in that career category. She was later inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame in 1999, the fifth woman so honored. At Providence, Sable earned a bachelor’s degree in health service administration/socIal work and later a master’s in Education.
Career and Professional Life
Burke began her broadcasting career in 1990 as an analyst for women’s games for her alma mater on the radio. She began working in the same role on Big East Women’s games on television in the same year and in 1996 she began working Big East men’s games. Doris has been working for ESPN one way or another since 1991.
She has been a part of ESPN’s coverage of the WNBA. Similarly, for many years, she was the primary radio and television voice of the New York Liberty. In 2003, Burke was named to ESPN’s top men’s basketball team working with Dick Vitale on the men’s games and began working the sidelines for ESPN and ABC for their coverage of the NBA.
In 2000, Burke became the first woman to be a reporter for a New York Knicks game on the radio and on television; she is also the first woman to be a reporter for a Big East men’s game, and the first woman to be the primary commentator on a men’s college basketball conference package. And since 2009, she has worked as a sideline reporter for the NBA Finals for ABC Sports.
More about her career
In October 2013, Burke signed a multiyear contract extension to serve as an NBA commentator for ESPN. On November 13, Burke debuted on ESPN’s NBA pre-game show “NBA Countdown”, alongside analysts Jalen Rose and Avery Johnson.
Similarly, Doris became a regular NBA game analyst for ESPN in 2017, becoming the first woman at the national level to be assigned a full regular-season role. Moreover, she replaced Doug Collins, who left ESPN for a job with the Chicago Bulls.
She has received many awards to date. The awards include, the Providence College Hall of Fame, the ‘USA Today Rudy Award’ as the Best New Face in Sports Television, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame as the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award winner.
After two years of her senior-level education, Doris got married to the legendary basketball, Gregg Burke. The couple tied the knot after two years of dating in 1989. They have two children together, daughter Sarah Burke and son Matthew Burke. Later, the pair divorced due to personal reasons.
Doris stands tall at a height of 5 feet 8 inches. She has not shared her weight. Moreover, she has brown eyes and blonde hair. There are no further details regarding her body measurements. However, she has an amazing personality. She is a beauty with a brain person.
Social Media and Net Worth
Doris is socially active on Instagram and Twitter. Her ‘@dorisaburke’ Instagram account has earned over 67.6K followers. Similarly, her Twitter account has gained more than 151K followers.
She has a net worth of $4 million dollars and has a salary of $1 million dollars. Her fortune comes from her career as a Sportscaster.