Who is ESPN’s Doris Burke NBA finals 2024 announcer, bio, age, spouse, salary and net worth

Who is ESPN’s Doris Burke NBA finals 2024 announcer, bio, age, spouse, salary and net worth

Here is all you need to know about Doris Burke, the American sports commentator and analyst along with her salary and net worth

On June 6, the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics played their first NBA Finals game. But throughout the game, it was ESPN/ABC’s Doris Burke who made history.

As the head of the networks’ NBA broadcast crew, Doris made history as the first female broadcaster in American history to announce a major men’s championship, according to Sports Illustrated. 

Burke is on the microphone for the team’s “A” squad in the 2024 NBA Finals, along with microphone Breen and JJ Redick. Alongside them this season are some of the most important games she’s called.

Who is ESPN’s Doris Burke NBA finals 2024 announcer, bio, age, spouse, children, salary and net worth

Doris Burke is an American sports commentator and analyst who was born in 1964 or 1965 in West Islip, New York and she might be either 58 or 59. She was raised in Manasquan, New Jersey. 

Burke is a former player turned analyst. While she was a point guard at Manasquan High School, she was recruited by several colleges in the East.

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Doris, who was born and raised in Manasquan, New Jersey started her career playing for the Providence Friars, even graduating in 1987 as the player with the most assists with 602 and made 87 consecutive starts and had a career average of about 12 points per game. She was inducted into Providence’s Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 1990, Burke started her career as a radio analyst for her alma mater where she kicked off covering women sports. 

After showing off her skills on different levels in media houses, in October 2013, Burke’s contract to continue as an NBA commentator for ESPN was renewed for a number of years and in 2017 she began as a regular NBA analyst for ESPN. 

She previously worked for MSG as an analyst for the WNBA and the New York Knicks. As a female analyst, Burke called her first Knicks game on television and radio.

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While playing NCAA basketball for the Providence Friars, Burke led the team in assists all-time. Burke, who won praise for her stunning work, was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and selected as the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award winner.

Burke was ranked as the best NBA commentator by ESPN in 2023. In one of the four main professional men’s sports leagues in North America, the 2024 NBA Finals became her first championship final as a female game analyst on television.

She has seven more siblings and she is the youngest among all of them. She was married to Gregg Burke, head golf coach at the University of Rhode Island and the two welcomed two kids together. 

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She and Greg divorced in 2012 and their son is named Matthew and daughter is named Sarah. She is also a grandmother.

Her net worth stands at $4 million with her annual salary at $1 million.

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