December 21, 2017

Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. in the news

Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. receives the Curt Gowdy Media Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's media award.
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. receives the Curt Gowdy Media Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s media award. Credit: Jon Lopez / Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

2018 is shaping up to be just as good as 2017 for Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon.

In February, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that Burke would receive the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award. Watch a retrospective of her ESPN career.

In September, Burke was named a regular NBA game analyst by ESPN — the first woman to do so full time at the national level.

Burke, a former Providence College basketball player and assistant women’s basketball coach, described her basketball life in an address during Alumni & Family Weekend.

In June, she was recognized as a Woman of the Year by  Women in Sports & Events (WISE), and in October, she received the Joe Lapchick Character Award.

Learn more about Burke’s accomplishments:

  • “NBA Analyst Doris Burke Is Blazing a Trail in Sportscasting” in the Nov. 15, 2018 issue of Time
  • “Doris Burke Has Game” in the New York Times‘ Business Day section, April 28
  • Doris Burke named one of the most powerful women in U.S. sports by Forbes Magazine
  • “Doris Burke Wants More Women in Sports Media” in the Dec. 24 issue of the New York Times Magazine
  • “For Doris Burke, Having Game Is All That Matters” in the Dec. 18 issue of Sports Illustrated
  • “Doris Burke’s Expertise Is Finally Paying Off” in the Oct. 31 issue of The Atlantic
  • “Doris Burke Is Finally Doing The NBA Analysis She Deserves” on Deadspin
  • Episode 10 of the Providence College Podcast