Doris Burke no longer has to worry about her contract status. ESPN Media Zone has announced a multi-year extension with Burke to continue her role as a full-time NBA game analyst providing commentary throughout the regular season and during the NBA Playoffs each year on ESPN.
“It is hard to put into words how grateful I am to continue my career with ESPN,” said Burke. “I’ve loved basketball my entire life and to be able to cover this sport is a privilege that I don’t take for granted. My love for the game, and for my colleagues, both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes, make this job such a rewarding experience every day.”
“Doris is exceptional at what she does,” added Connor Schell, ESPN’s Executive Vice President, Content. “Her ability, knowledge, passion and versatility are virtually unmatched and it’s evident every time she calls a game. She is dedicated to documenting the sport for the fans in the most prepared and informed manner possible. Our NBA coverage is better because of Doris and we’re thrilled that she’ll be with us for a long time to come.”
Burke has been a part of ESPN’s basketball coverage since 1991, becoming a leading voice for the company’s game and studio coverage on NBA, WNBA, women’s college basketball and men’s college basketball broadcasts. At the start of the 2017-18 NBA regular season, she became the first woman to have a regular, full-time national NBA game analyst role. In February of 2018, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame named her a recipient of the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Award.