Doris Burke Biography

Updated On Jul 10, 2018 Published On Dec 08, 2015
Facts of Doris Burke
Date of Birth: 1965 , January-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Doris Burke
Birth Name Doris Sable
Nationality American
Birth Place/City West Islip, New York
Profession sports reporter
Working For ESPN
Net Worth $6 million
Famous for NBA Analyst
Married Yes
Married to Gregg Burke
Children 2
Divorce Gregg Burke
Education Providence College
Awards Basketball Hall of Fame
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wiki
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Winner of USA Today and Rudy Award as the Best New Face in Sports Television, Doris Burke is a Television sports reporter and a color analyst. She is popular in the world for serving in this post at ESPN college basketball, NBA on ESPN and NBA on ABC games. She is also the former college basketball player.

Born as Doris Sable in West Islip, New York, United States of America to American parents, Doris was raised in the lower-middle class family as the youngest of eight children. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

During her school days, she was enrolled at Manasquan High School where she was also a part of the basketball team. She played as a point guard for her high school team. It has also been heard that the reporter was sought by several eastern colleges due her great performances. 

Doris Burke is a sideline reporter and color analyst for NBA on ESPN and NBA on ABC. Doris got married to Gregg Burke in 1989. Gregg Burke is also a TV personality. But before getting married in 1989 they were in a live-in relationship as they were having love affairs for a long time.

Recently, a news broke out that they are in the process of dissolving their married life and the news came out to be true. The couple got divorced in 2016. The couple had two children together.

In 2016, it was seen that the rapper Drake pointed at her and made a heart sign with at the Toronto Raptors game. According to Burke, she didn't believe that happened and looked back to see if it was for any other girl but, when she turned back to him, he again did the same thing. 

For the next game, Drake followed Toronto's game and had Burke's face printed on his Tees. When asked, he responded that he was a big fan of Doris and wanted to invite her to dinner "as long as she came alone". Even though Doris tweeted that the dinner is on, she never met him for such reasons. 

Doris told a media outlet that she had to do a shout out to Drake for adding an extra fun to her life. She also added that it was a lot more fun for her a few weeks at least. 

Also, see: Doris Burke ends her Women's Basketball Broadcasting Career to focus on men's game

Doris began playing basketball since she was in her second grade. She joined Manasquan High School and there she played as a point guard. After her high school graduation, she joined Providence College and she also graduated from there becoming its all-time leader in assists. For this great contribution, she was introduced at the Providence College Hall of Fame.

Later, she completed her college from the same college with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Service Administration/Social Work. And, after that, she earned her Master's degree in Education from the same college. 

After that, she began her professional career as a broadcast journalist. She started off as a broadcast journalist from the radio in 1990. A few years later, she joined ESPN and ABC. Recently, in 2018, the lady got her name entered into the Basketball Hall of Fame as the winner of the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award winner. 

The actual figure of her salary is unknown but her net worth is said to be around $6 Million as of 2018.

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Born in West Islip, New York

January 4 , 1965

Born as Doris Sable in West Islip, New York, United States of America to American parents, Doris was raised in the lower middle class family as the youngest of eight children. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Graduated from Providence College

1987

She received her formal education from Manasquan High School. Besides her education, she was actively involved in basketball. After her high school graduation, she joined Providence College and graduated from there in 1987.

Became the Co-Female Athlete of the Year

1987

Doris began playing basketball since she was in her second grade. As an avid basketball player, she joined Providence College and she also graduated from there being its all-time leader in assists. She was also honored as the Co-Female Athlete of the Year in 1987.

Married to Gregg Burke

1989

Doris married Gregg Burke in 1989. Gregg Burke is also a TV personality. But before getting married in 1989 they were in a live-in relationship. Sadly the couple got divorced in 2016 without stating any reasons.

Began her broadcasting career

1990

After graduating from Providence College, she announced that this is also the end of her professional basketball career and then she began working as a broadcast journalist. She then served as an analyst on radio in 1990.

Began working at Big East men's games

1996

She began her on-air radio career since 1990 and that was also the same year when she made her television debut. A few years later, she joined Big East men's games. From that time on she began serving as an analyst of ESPN's coverage.

Gave birth to first child

1993

She got married with the love of her life in 1989 and that was with Gregg Burke. After being married with him for about four years, she also became pregnant and finally welcomed her first child in 1993. She also became mother for the second time in 1995.

Introduced into the Providence College Hall of Fame

1999

While she was in Providence College, she was one of the best female basketball players and she also graduated from there being its all-time leader in assists. For this great contribution, she was introduced at the Providence College Hall of Fame.

Won USA Today a Rudy Award

2003

Till now, she has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won several of them. In 2003, she got nominated in USA Today a Rudy Award for the first time. She won this award that year for Best New Face in Sports Television.

Won Silver Anniversary Award

2012

Even after she stopped playing basketball for a long time, she is still receiving several awards for being a basketball player. In 2012, she was honored with the Silver Anniversary Award. She won this award for her myriad athletic and professional accomplishments.