Doris Burke Biography, Drake, Young, Husband, Salary, Daughter, Height, College, Twitter and More

Doris Burke Biography

Doris Burke is an American TV analyst for NBA on ESPN and NBA on ABC games. She formerly worked as an analyst for WNBA games on MSG and has worked on New York Knicks games. Doris was born on November 4, 1965, in West Islip, NY, USA. She is the first female commentator to call a New York Knicks game on radio and television.
Doris played college basketball for the Providence Friars, finishing her career as the school’s leader in assists. She was selected to enter Basketball Hall of Fame as the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award winner. The selection was an honor for her pioneering work. She was the youngest of eight children who were all raised in Manasquan, New Jersey. Doris started playing basketball in the second grade. Her basketball idols growing up were Kyle Macy, Kelly Tripucka and Tom Heinsohn.
She played as a point guard at Manasquan High School and was recruited by several eastern colleges. She attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Doris was a member of the Providence Friars women’s basketball team, again as a point guard. Doris led the Big East Conference in assists, during her freshman year. She was a second-team All-Big East player once and made the all-tourney team of the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament two times. As a senior in 1987, she was the college’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year.

Doris Burke NBA analyst
Doris Burke NBA analyst

At Providence, Doris earned a bachelor’s degree in health service administration/social work and later a master’s in Education. She married Gregg Burke in 1989 and are blessed with two children, a son named Matthew and a daughter named Sarah. However, the duo ended their relationship in divorce and have never opened up about the reason behind their separation.
Doris went on to spend two seasons as an assistant coach before finding her true calling as a basketball analyst. Ahead of the 2017-18 NBA season, ESPN named her a full-time ESPN NBA game analyst. This then made her the first woman named to this role. For nearly three decades, she has been a top commentator on several significant ESPN properties, including the NBA, women’s and men’s college basketball and the WNBA. Besides that, she serves as the lead ESPN NBA sideline reporter for NBA playoff games and the NBA Finals on ABC.
Doris began her career as an analyst on regional coverage of BIG EAST and Atlantic-10 women’s basketball on the New England Sports Network from 1990-2000. Between 1990-1997, she simultaneously worked as a play-by-play commentator for Providence College women’s basketball on WICE/WNPW Radio. Doris also commentated on WPRO Radio from 1992-95 for Providence College men’s basketball.
She is a money chaser through basketball as she also served as a women’s basketball analyst with the Penn State Television Network from 1993-95, and ECAC men’s and women’s weekly telecasts from 1995-97. Doris seemed tireless since she was also an analyst for the MAAC Women’s Basketball Network from 1997-1999 and the Atlantic-10 Men’s Basketball Network from 1999-2001. She has long been an analyst for the WNBA’s New York Liberty on MSG Network and from 1998-2001, was a women’s college basketball analyst for CBS Sports.
Doris is recognized as the first woman to call a BIG EAST men’s basketball game on television and a Knicks radio and television broadcast. Besides her work on camera, Doris has been a frequent columnist for Basketball Times Magazine and Eastern Basketball Magazine since 2001. Her passion for basketball is vast as she has also been a contributing writer for the Center for Sports Parenting.
In 2000, she was inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame, and in 2005, she received an honorary doctorate from the school. Doris has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including the 2017 WISE Women of the Year award, an annual prestigious honor that recognizes women who have made a significant impact on the business of sports as decided by Women in Sports and Events.

Doris Burke Drake

Nearly in 2016, Drake displayed his adoration for ESPN’s NBA analyst, Doris Burke. He sported a black hoodie with her face plastered on it at a Toronto Raptors game. In case that wasn’t enough, the message on the hoodie shortly read, ‘Woman Crush every day.’
During an interview in 2017 with ESPN, Drake described Doris as a stunning woman and incredible at what she does. Well, Drake was able to meet Burke in the flesh on April 4, 2018, when the Raptors hosted the Boston Celtics. During the game, Drake stopped by, hugged Burke and kissed her on the cheek as a signal of his admiration for her.

Doris Burke Drake's Crush
Doris Burke Drake’s Crush

In an interview with New York Magazine, Burke revealed that Drake made a heart sign and pointed at her during a game. She later revealed how Drake’s interview and hoodie boasted her vogue for a couple of weeks during their encounter. She added that Drake made her life a hell of a lot more fun for a couple of weeks. Drake ended the courtside interview with ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez by extending an invitation for a dinner date with Burke with an interesting caution.
That is he wanted Doris to come anytime at his house for dinner as long as she comes alone. She accepted on Twitter but later said they never got together. Doris Burke laughs off the advances rapper Drake has made toward her and admits how muzzled she is by the whole deal. Still, she acknowledged she enjoyed the attention.

Doris Burke Young

Trae Young got the chance to meet Basketball Hall of Fame broadcaster Doris Burke while in Las Vegas for NBA Summer League. Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association and is a huge fan of Doris. He tweeted that it was the first time he has ever been starstruck, calling the meeting a ‘dream come true.’
The almost 20-year-old has met lots of sports stars and celebrities but Burke was the one who stood out for him. Young is no stranger to celebrities. He has barely even laced his NBA sneakers and he already has a signed jersey from Kobe Bryant, a deep discussion with Stephen Curry, as well as run-ins with the likes of rap group Migos and rapper/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams.
He also repeated in his Instagram account that it was a “dream come true” for him to meet the ESPN analyst. He added that all of the amazing people he’s met paled in comparison to seeing her in person. Doris Burke has interviewed a long list of legendary players and coaches and is no surprise that Young is such a big fan.

Doris Burke Husband

Doris Burke was in a love affair with Gregg Burke, a TV personality in the early 1980s. After being in the relationship for a long time, the couple decided to get married in 1989. After four years of marriage, she gave birth to her first child, Sarah Burke, in 1993. In 1995, she became a mother to Matthew Burke.
Her husband first saw her playing and was at that time the sports information director for a women’s team. He said that she played aggressively, like a man. When the ball was not in her hand, she wanted it. They started to spend a lot of time together and one night Burke asked Gregg to take him out for a beer. Though she had the first advance, Gregg was the one who proposed, on one knee on the Cliff Walk on Valentine’s Day, in 1990.
They got married soon after and had their first daughter. Doris stopped her basketball game and started being a full-time mother. Gregg had an idea that she should broadcast the basketball games instead of letting her passions go to waste. Once, Doris took up Gregg’s role without any knowledge about the match and achieved success with her knowledge about basketball. This was when Gregg was once hit by a ball on his head and there wasn’t any substitute for reporting the game.

Doris Burke Husband
Doris Burke ex-Husband

The first attempt had a major positive effect and soon she started to do reporting, professionally. In many interviews, she has credited her ex-husband for her new career. In one recent interview, in particular, she was asked what the original plan was before she got into the broadcasting business and answered that she would probably be a high school teacher and coach. A few years down the line, things changed and the couple got divorced.
The main reason for divorce was not announced in any report. The settlement and the custody of the kids were kept a secret. No internet page or other media gives detailed information about the separation.

Doris Burke Salary

NBA reporting is not an easy thing and also it is not just another reporting either. As an NBA reporter and analyst, Doris Burke earns more than a million dollar annually as salary. Her salary is concealed though it is now estimated to be around $500 thousands. As of 2017, her total net-worth was estimated to be around $6 million. As she earns more, she has a habit of spending incomes mostly in shopping luxurious items and for vacation.

Doris Burke Daughter

Doris Burke is especially close with her daughter, Sarah Burke. She goes to law school as she has mentioned in interviews and resides in her own apartment.

Doris Burke Height

Doris has a perfect height for her career. Her height also enabled her skills while she played basketball back in school. She is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Doris Burke College

Doris Burke earned a basketball scholarship to Providence College. She attended Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island and was a member of the Providence Friars women’s basketball team, as a point guard. During her freshman year, she led the Big East Conference in assists. She was a second-team All-Big East player once. On top of that, she made the all-tourney team of the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament twice.
As a senior in 1987, Doris was the college’s Co-Female Athlete of the Year. She left Providence as its all-time leader in assists. As of 2012, she was still second in that career category. In 1999, Doris was inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame. She was the fifth woman so honored. At Providence, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health service administration/social work and later a master’s in Education.

Doris Burke Twitter

You can find Doris Burke on Twitter as @heydb. She also has another account which is @DorisBurkeNBA. The later is not as popular as the first. Check out the embed of her most popular account.

Doris Burke Kids

In 1993, Doris and her ex-husband welcomed their first child, a baby daughter named Sarah. Later in 1995, they became parents of a second child, a son named Matthew. Doris is close to her two children. She often shares pictures of her children on her Instagram and also mentions them as her favorite people. When interviewed, she said she wants to retire at the age of 60 and wants to spend time with her grandchildren.

Doris Burke Shirt

Since Drake’s appearance at a basketball game wearing a hoodie with Doris Burke’s face on it and with the wordings ‘Woman Crush Everyday’, some designers have designed T-shirt collections of Doris Burke. Solid color t-shirts are 100% cotton, heather grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester, and charcoal heather is 52% cotton, 48% polyester.
They are slim fit, but if that’s not your thing, you can always order a size up. Besides, they weigh 4.2 oz, which is 145 when converted into grams. If that’s too light, there is always an option of heavier Classic T-Shirts. They come with printed words for example, “My Favourite Broadcaster Is …Doris Burke” and ” Woman Crush Everyday” with Doris’ face above the words. The T-shirts are ethically sourced and can be long sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, graphics or classic. They can be purchased on known media platforms such as RedBubble, Homage and a lot more.

Doris Burke Highlights

This a short video of Doris Burke playing with her high school teammates. She most definitely is good in the game and a scorer!


Doris Burke Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins sat and drifted his way through a couple of possessions, showing zero desire to earn his massive game check during Timberwolves vs Spurs game on January 18, 2019. Doris Burke undressed him on national TV in an utterly perfect snapshot of his NBA career.

Doris Burke Hall Of Fame

Doris Burke made a point of thanking players and coaches including LeBron James and Steve Kerr for encouraging her on the road to becoming a highly respected NBA analyst. She did this when she accepted the Curt Gowdy Media Award in 2018. Doris accepted the award during an evening ceremony at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was honored for making a significant contribution to the game of basketball. Photographer Andy Bernstein was also honored alongside the NBA analyst.

Doris Burke Kerith Burke

Kerith Burke is a sports reporter, journalist, and anchor who works for NBC Sports in San Francisco. She is a huge fan of Doris Burke though many people wrongly assume that she is Doris’ daughter.