December 21, 2017
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. in the news
The achievements and accolades just keep coming for Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon.
In 2020, Burke became the first woman to call the conference finals and NBA Finals for ESPN Radio. She is the first woman to call the finals on any broadcast platform — radio or television.
In September 2018, Burke was named a regular NBA game analyst by ESPN — the first woman to do so full time at the national level.
A visit to Providence College
Burke, a former Providence College basketball player and assistant women’s basketball coach, described her basketball life in an address during Alumni & Family Weekend on Feb. 11, 2017. Read her story and watch a video of the event.
Read more about Burke’s accomplishments:
- Q&A with Doris Burke on Life Inside the NBA Bubble” in The New Yorker, Sept. 30, 2020
- “Doris Burke will make history calling the NBA Finals. How the N.J. native became basketball’s best announcer” in nj.com, Sept. 20, 2020
- “In Praise of Doris Burke, Basketball’s Best TV Analyst” in the New Yorker, June 13, 2019
- “NBA Analyst Doris Burke Is Blazing a Trail in Sportscasting” in Time, Nov. 15, 2018
- “Doris Burke Has Game” in the New York Times‘ Business Day section, April 28, 2018
- Doris Burke named one of the most powerful women in U.S. sports by Forbes Magazine, 2018
- “Doris Burke Wants More Women in Sports Media” in the New York Times Magazine, Dec. 20, 2017
- “For Doris Burke, Having Game Is All That Matters” in Sports Illustrated, Dec. 18, 2017
- “Doris Burke’s Expertise Is Finally Paying Off” in The Atlantic, Oct. 31, 2017
- “Doris Burke Is Finally Doing The NBA Analysis She Deserves” on Deadspin, Oct. 19, 2017