Doris Burke

Doris Burke, a versatile basketball commentator, has worked with ESPN since 1991.  Currently, she is serving as the men’s college basketball analyst for the Big East Conference and continues to serve as an analyst and reporter for ABC Sports/ESPN’s NBA coverage.  She is also the lead analyst for  ESPN’s coverage of the Women’s NCAA Tournament and provides studio and game analysis for select WNBA games.

Doris was the lead sideline reporter for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 NBA Finals on ABC/ESPN.

In addition to her work with ESPN, Doris has served as a WNBA analyst for the New York Liberty on MSG Network and a women’s college basketball analyst for CBS Sports and Westwood One Radio.

Prior to joining ESPN, Doris worked as an analyst on regional coverage of BIG EAST and Atlantic 10 women’s basketball on the New England Sports Network (NESN), Prime or SportsChannel (1990-2000). She also worked for the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Network (1999-2001), the MAAC Women’s Basketball Network (1997-99) and ECAC men’s and women’s weekly telecasts (1995-97). She also served as a play-by-play commentator for Providence College women’s basketball on WICE/WNPW Radio (1990-97) and Providence College men’s basketball with WPRO Radio (1992-95). She spent three years as a women’s basketball analyst with the Penn State Television Network (1993-95).

The first woman to do a Knicks radio/television broadcast (2000), Doris has also been a frequent columnist for Basketball Times Magazine and Eastern Basketball Magazine since 2001.

A former basketball standout at Providence College who finished her career as the school and conference all-time assist leader (602), Doris also served as an assistant coach for her Alma mater for two years (1988-90). In 2000, she was inducted into the Providence College Hall of Fame.

Raised in Manasquan, N.J., Doris graduated from Providence College with a degree in health service administration/social work and also earned a master’s degree in education at Providence. She resides with her family in Rhode Island.