Tracing Kerith Burke’s Steps To Becoming a Successful Sportscaster With The NBA and All About Her Husband

Kerith Burke is one of the renowned sports reporters covering the National Basketball Association (NBA). The journalist is best known as a sideline reporter for the celebrated basketball club, the Golden State Warriors, which claimed back-to-back championship glory in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Burke covered the 2019 NBA defending champion for the NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. She replaced 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. This is made possible by her previously extensive coverage of the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball teams. She also took coverage of 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.

Kerith Burke First Worked As A TV/Radio Host And Reporter

Kerith Burke has not always worked as a sports reporter, the gorgeous journalist started her career as a reporter at Washington State University’s official television station – Cable 8 Productions. Burke’s years at the media outfit were quite fruitful, earning her the reputation of an excellent reporter. During her early days in the media, Burke also worked with KZUU 90.7FM where she put in quality time as the host of an early morning 3 hours music radio show aired every Friday. The reporter was quite good at the job, an experience she described as exhilarating.

After a while, the Seattle native landed another job as a general assignment reporter at Pasco station where she worked on capturing the audience’s attention with her reporting technique. Kerith Burke rose through the ranks to earn the post of the interim sports director, which led the journalist to officially drift her bourgeoning career into sports reporting.

Highlights Of Her Sports Reporting Career

Kerith Burke’s new post as a sports correspondent required that she move from place to place; this included touring Pasco, Raleigh, and Boise. During that time, she covered stories from ACC basketball powerhouses North Carolina, as well as Duke and their hall of fame coaches Roy Williams and Mike Krzyzewski respectively. In 2007, the sports journalist took on more responsibilities as a sideline reporter with KTVB News Channel 7 ABC Eyewitness News before making a move to join SportsNet New York.

Burke’s career journey in sports reporting led her to work with several other media outfits, including the likes of NBC Universal, Sterling communications, and SD Nation. However, her big break happened in 2017 when she gained popularity working for Golden State Warriors and NBC Sports Bay Area in her capacity as a sports journalist and a sideline reporter. According to Burke, the responsibility has been quite pleasant so far.

She has reported major programs such as Postgame Live, Golden State Warriors Pregame Live, including other significant sports events. Burke has also had the privilege of chatting with noteworthy Golden State players such as Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and DeMarcus Cousins.

She has 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. The 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 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.

It Is Thanks To Her Previous Works That She Earned A Place With NBC Sports Bay Area

No doubt, Kerith Burke’s previous performance contributed to her being appointed for her current position as the sportscaster as she was described as a perfect fit for the Warriors’ broadcast team. This was evident 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 Golden State Warriors’ 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. In addition, she works as a freelance reporter, covering football and basketball for the Pac-12 television network.

Who Is Kerith Burke’s Spouse?

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Kerith Burke and her husband on their wedding day image source

Kerith Burke is obviously part of the select few celebs who are lucky in love. Though we don’t have enough info on her love life, she dated a man named David for a long time. The couple took the decision to make things official when they got engaged in January 2018.

The sportscaster wasted no time in letting fans know about her new status by taking to Twitter to announce the engagement with a simple note “I’m Engaged”. But one thing has to be said for Burke, she kept her man far from the public eye. Kerith, however, shares occasional memories, like photos of them visiting his family in Ireland.

The couple seemed to be in a hurry to tie the knot because less than nine months down the line, the journalist took the walk down the aisle precisely on the 26th of September 2018. Their wedding ceremony, according to reports, was quite beautiful; it was held at the seaside while members of their family looked on.

Burke Is Enjoying Married Life From What Is Perceivable

Since their nuptials, the loved-up duo seems to be living in marital bliss. We often get to see them on social media celebrating their new status, making sweet memories, and enjoying their moment as a legally wedded couple.

Following her nuptials, the happy bride took to Twitter to share the news of her wedding, thanking the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association for their warm reception and flowers. Even though Kerith Burke was magnanimous enough to share some of the beautiful moments of her wedding ceremony with fans on social media, the Seattle native failed to include information on her husband. The two live in New York and are yet to expand their small circle.

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