Kerith Burke is one of the most popular sports reporters covering the National Basketball Association. The talented sports journalist is best known as a sideline reporter for the National Basketball renowned club, the Golden State Warriors, which claimed back to back championship glory in 2017 and 2018 seasons. Burke is currently covering the 2019 NBA defending champion for the NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, replacing Rosalyn Gold-Onwude who was the Sports Network’s sideline reporter for the team – prior to her recruitment as a full-time NBA sports broadcaster at Turner Sports.
Kerith Burke has gathered worthwhile experience and background knowledge in the game of basketball, having previously provided extensive coverage of the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with the New York Jets and New York Mets, while reporting from the sideline for Sports Net New York. Her outstanding sports journalism works have been highly-recognized as she was described by the NBC Sports Bay Area, Golden State Warriors’ President and Chief Operating Officer, Rick Welts as a perfect fit for their broadcast team in a statement released by both parties when Kerith Burke was recruited in 2017.
Kerith Burke’s Biography (Age)
The adept journalist was born in Seattle, Washington, on the 23rd of February 1983. She has not disclosed the identities of her parents and siblings to the media. For her academic achievements, Kerith Burke received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Broadcasting from Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. The degree prepared her for her career in the field of journalism.
The intelligent sportscaster kicked off her career as a reporter and photographer for KEPR CBS19 TV station, before moving to KTVB News Network in 2017, after her two years stint with KEPR TV. While at KTVB, Burke served as an eye witness correspondent for four years. She later became a member of staff of Sports Net New York, working as a sports anchorwoman. She reported live from the sideline for many basketball games of the University of Connecticut’s men and women basketball teams and also covered the New York Mets and New York Jets while working for the Sports Network.
The gorgeous journalist has also made an amazing display of her impressive basketball intelligence quotient while covering several games including the four consecutive run of the University of Connecticut’s women basketball team for national championships that spanned from 2013 to 2016 seasons. She also covered the United States women’s basketball team at the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where they claimed the gold medal.
Prior to her appointment as a sideline reporter for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, Kerith Burke already worked with the Golden State Warriors broadcast team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, and equally filled in on two different occasions for the former NBC Sports Warriors’ sideline reporter, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude whom she replaced.
Its no doubt that her performance during that time contributed to her being appointed for her current job position, as she was described as a perfect fit for the Warriors’ broadcast team in a statement released by the NBC Sports Bay Area, Warriors’ President and Chief Operating Officer, Rick Welts.
As a professional in reporting the game of basketball, Burke has been assigned to cover the world-renowned team’s Live programs which include their pre-games and post-games sessions. She additionally gives an update about the latest happenings at the NBA club through her social media accounts. Burke has also interviewed some of the Warriors’ stars including the likes of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, DeMarcus Cousins, and others. In addition, she also works as a freelance reporter covering football and basketball for the Pac-12 television network.
Kerith Burke’s Family – Her Mom, Husband
Kerith Burke has been wrongly taken to be the daughter of the popular basketball analyst for the ABC News, Doris Burke. The beautiful journalist, however, has not disclosed the identity of her parents. Well, it is known that her mom picked her unique name “Kerith” from a novel written by James A. Michener.
Regarding her personal relationship, Kerith Burke walked down the aisle with her long-term beau, David, on September 26th, 2018, having been engaged eight months earlier. They are yet to expand their small circle.
The intelligent sportscaster is quite a tall lady as she stands at a magnificent height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). Additionally, she has a slim body that weighs about 59 kg (130 lb).