Involved in the sports media world for half her life, Doris Burke has the experience, savvy and skills needed to be assigned to the biggest events.
She’ll be doing just that for ESPN/ABC when she serves as the courtside reporter for the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 50-year-old has been in the business since 1990, almost exclusively in basketball. Burke signed a multi-year contract extension in 2013 with ESPN.
Here’s what you need to know about Burke:
1. Burke Has Been Covering Basketball at ESPN Since 1991
Burke has been covering basketball at ESPN since 1991.
Prior to ESPN she was a women’s basketball analyst at Providence College, her alma mater.
2. She Wears Many Hats at the Newtork
Burke can be seen all over ESPN.
She’s a courtside reporter, a game analyst and a studio host.
During the NBA season, Burke hosts the Kia NBA Countdown on Wednesday night’s on ESPN.
3. Burke Made History as a New York Knicks Announcer
Burke was the first female analyst to call a New York Knicks game on radio and television when she did so in 2000.
She worked as an analyst on MSG for WNBA broadcasts of the New York Liberty.
Burke was also the first woman to be a television analyst for a men’s Big East basketball game.
4. She Played Point Guard at Providence
Burke was a standout basketball player at Providence, playing point guard for the Friars.
She led the Big East in assists her senior year in 1987 and was named the conference’s co-women’s athlete of the year that season.
In 1999, Doris was inducted to the Providence College Hall of Fame.
And In October 2006, she was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.
5. She Is a New York Native & Divorced
Doris Sable was born on January 4, 1965, on Long Island, New York, and raised in New Jersey.
She married Gregg Burke in 1989 and the couple had 2 children in the 1990s.
Doris and her husband are divorced.