Kerith Burke is an American journalist who works as a sportscaster/anchor with NBC Sports Bay Area as Golden State Warriors courtside reporter. She has had over 10-decade experience in the male-dominated profession, working with various media organizations. Kerith’s proficiency in her career; her eye for detail in every report and her fun reporting style has certainly distinguished her from her male counterparts. This has also made her a favorite with many sports fans.
While you may be well too familiar with what to expect whenever you see her on the television about to make one report, analysis or the other, how much do you know about her background and how she got to be where she is today? If you just murmured not much to yourself, relax and read on as we tell you all that you never knew about the journalist.
Kerith Burke – Biography, Age
Kerith Burke was born into a military household on 23rd February 1983 in Seattle, Washington. As a result of her father’s job as a US soldier with the Ranger battalion, she moved from one military outpost to the other within the State. She notably stayed longest for 5 years in a single place. At other times, the journalist lived in places like Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Benning, Georgia, and New York.
Growing up, she had a passion for journalism and media from an early age and this probably influenced her decision to study broadcasting and communications at Washington State University, Murrow College of Communication school. While in college, Kerith according to reports played basketball occasionally and at other times played college hockey and football.
She kicked off her media career with the official TV station at Washington State University (WSU) – Cable 8 Productions where she spent the next 4 years of her budding career. At this time also, Kerith Burke hosted an early morning 3 hours music radio show on KZUU 90.7 FM every Friday morning which she loved dearly. Following this, she got her first television job in a TV station Pasco (a city in Washington) as a general assignment reporter. At this station, she soon found her way as their interim sports director and from this point onward, Kerith knew that her career in the media was more inclined to sports journalism.
She worked for some more time in Pasco before moving over to Boise (a city in Idaho), and then Raleigh (a city in North Carolina) to cover stories from ACC basketball powerhouses Duke and North Carolina and their hall of fame coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams. Beginning in February 2007, she began working with KTVB News Channel 7 ABC Eyewitness News and was there till August 2011. In the course of time and as her career kept growing, Kerith Burke worked as a reporter with Sportsnet New York (SNY) at which time she covered UConn women basketball national championship victories which ran consecutively from 2013-2016. She equally hosted the Geno Auriemma Show as well as covered the 2016 Rio Olympics U.S. gold-medal winning women’s team.
Kerith Burke thereafter worked with a couple of media outlets like Sterling Communications, NBC Universal Media, SD Nation before she came into the limelight with her role as a reporter and sports anchor for NBC Sports Bay Area and Golden State Warriors beginning in October 2017. Her duties have seen her cover all the network’s main programmes like Golden State Warriors Pregame Live, Postgame Live, and other NBA events.
In addition, she has equally had interviews with the team’s big shots like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Nick Young, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. She described Stephen as the “most mild-mannered superstar” she knows who has time for every person and treats everyone equally.
Family: Mom, Husband
A lot has not been disclosed about the family members of Kerith Burke; her mother in particular. The few things that have been said about the woman who raised her excluded her name and where she is at the moment. Kerith has however described her mom as someone who loves to read and wanted an Irish sounding name for her. She subsequently got the name Kerith from a novel written by American author James A. Michener (3 February 1907 – 16 October 1997) in 1965.
Kerith is married to a man whose first name was given as David. She announced their engagement sometime in January 2018 and 8 months later precisely on the 26th of September 2018, the two got married. They have since been living together as one happy family.
The journalist like most other women in her profession stands at a good height. Kerith Burke is 9 inches above 5 feet (1.79m) and weighs about 59kg or 130lbs at that height.