Press release from ESPN, June 4, 2018:
ESPN today announced it has reached a multiyear extension with NBA game analyst Doris Burke. Burke, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award-winning broadcaster, will continue to serve as a full-time NBA game analyst for ESPN, providing commentary throughout the regular season and during the NBA Playoffs each year.
NBA game analyst Doris Burke:
“It is hard to put into words how grateful I am to continue my career with ESPN. I’ve loved basketball my entire life and to be able to cover this sport is a privilege that I don’t take for granted. My love for the game, and for my colleagues, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, make this job such a rewarding experience every day.”
In addition to her full-time game analyst role, Burke will continue to serve as reporter for several NBA games, including for ESPN and ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals and the NBA Conference Finals.
Connor Schell, executive vice president, content:
“Doris is exceptional at what she does. Her ability, knowledge, passion and versatility are virtually unmatched and it’s evident every time she calls a game. She is dedicated to documenting the sport for the fans in the most prepared and informed manner possible. Our NBA coverage is better because of Doris and we’re thrilled that she’ll be with us for a long time to come.”
Burke has contributed to ESPN’s basketball coverage since 1991 and since then has been a leading voice for the company’s several basketball properties, including game and studio coverage for the NBA, WNBA, women’s college basketball and men’s college basketball. At the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, Burke became the first woman to have a regular, full-time national NBA game analyst role. In February of 2018, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame named Burke as a recipient of the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Award. In 2017, she was a recipient of the WISE Women of the Year award.
Burke was a three-time All-Big East star basketball player for Providence College before embarking on what has become a legendary broadcasting career.