Who is Doris Burke? Meet the history-making ESPN announcer calling 2024 NBA Finals game

The ESPN veteran is a broadcasting prodigy with 34 years of experience in collegiate and professional sports. 

In the 2024 NBA Finals, Burke became the first woman to be a television game analyst for a championship final in one of the four major professional U.S. sports leagues. 

Burke is used to making history. This threshold is important to Burke for her career goals and those of women like Robin Roberts and Ann Meyers Drysdale. 

Early in her career, she led Worldwide Leader in Sports' WNBA and men's collegiate basketball coverage. Burke, from Manasquan, New Jersey, was the first woman to call Knicks games on TV and radio.

1 . Who is Doris Burke?

Burke is famous for her NBA coverage during the past two decades. ESPN frequently features her on the sideline and, more lately, in the booth during NBA games. 

She participated in the Providence College women's basketball team while she was a student there, and she graduated from Providence College. Burke is a graduate of Providence College. 

2 . Doris Burke college

Burke was a talented Rhode Island basketball player—two All-Big East selections in four years. Burke, a little player, set the table by zipping passes around the court to get her teammates interested.  

3 . Doris Burke basketball stat

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