Kerith Burke is an American journalist who works as a sports reporter/anchor at NBC Sports Bay Area as a court reporter for the Golden State Warriors. She has more than 10 decades of experience in the male-dominated profession and works with various media organizations. Kerith’s skill in her career, her eye for detail in every report, and her funny reportage style certainly set her apart from her male colleagues. This has also made her a favorite with many sports fans.
Even though you may know all too well what to expect when you see her on TV, when she’s about to do one report or another, one analysis or another, how much do you know about her background and how she got where she is today? If you haven’t put yourself through too much, relax and read on while we tell you everything you never knew about the journalist.
Kerith Burke – Biography, Age
Kerith Burke was born on February 23, 1983, in a military household in Seattle, Washington. As a result of her father’s work as a U.S. soldier in the Ranger Battalion, she moved from one military outpost to another within the state. In particular, she stayed in one place for the longest period of 5 years. At other times, the journalist lived in places like Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Benning, Georgia, and New York.
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As an adolescent, 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. During her studies, Kerith reportedly played basketball occasionally, and at other times played field hockey and soccer.
She began her media career at Washington State University’s (WSU) official television station – Cable 8 Productions, where she spent the next four years of her budding career. At that time Kerith Burke also hosted a 3-hour music radio show on KZUU 90.7 FM every Friday morning early in the morning, which she loved very much. After that, she got her first TV job at a TV station in Pasco (a city in Washington) as a reporter for general affairs. At this station, she soon found her way as their interim sports director, and from that point on Kerith knew that her career in the media was more inclined toward sports journalism.
She worked in Pasco for some time before moving to Boise (a town in Idaho) and then to Raleigh (a town in North Carolina) to cover the ACC Duke and North Carolina basketball teams and their Hall of Fame coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams. In February 2007, she began working for KTVB News Channel 7 ABC Eyewitness News, where she remained until August 2011. Over time, and as her career grew, Kerith Burke worked as a reporter for Sportsnet New York (SNY), where she covered the UConn Women’s National Basketball Championships, held consecutively from 2013 to 2016. She also hosted the Geno Auriemma Show and reported on the gold medal winners of the US women’s team at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Kerith Burke then worked with a number of media outlets including Sterling Communications, NBC Universal Media, and SD Nation before moving into the spotlight as a reporter and sports presenter for the NBC Sports Bay Area and the Golden State Warriors starting in October 2017. As part of her work, she covered all of the network’s major broadcasts such as Golden State Warriors Pregame Live, Postgame Live, and other NBA events.
She has also conducted interviews with the team’s greats such as Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Nick Young, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry. She described Stephen as the “meekest superstar” she knows, who has time for everyone and treats everyone equally.
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Family: Mom, Husband
Not much is known about the family members of Kerith Burke, especially about her mother. The few things that have been said about the woman who raised her excluded her name and where she is now. However, Kerith described her mother as someone who liked to read and wanted an Irish-sounding name for her. She was later given the name Kerith after a 1965 novel by the American writer James A. Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997).
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, exactly on September 26, 2018, they were married. Since then they have lived together as a 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.