Who is Kerith Burke?

Kerith Burke was born on 23 February 1983, just outside Seattle, Washington State, USA, and is a sports broadcast journalist, best known for her work with NBC Sports as a sideline reporter. She has also worked as a presenter, and is one of the more recognized broadcasters covering the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Golden State Warriors.

The Riches of Kerith Burke

How rich is Kerith Burke? As of mid-2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career in sports broadcasting spanning the last 15 years.

She’s worked for other companies as well, though made her name as a part of the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). Continues her career means that her wealth will surely increase.

Early Life and Education

Kerith’s youth was filled with travelling, as her family was connected to the US Army, resulting in them being assigned to various regions across the country – the longest time she spent in any place was five years. Her name was given to her by her mother, who wanted an Irish-sounding name; her name was eventually inspired by a character written by James A. Michener in 1965.

After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Washington State University (WSU) to study for a degree in Communications and Broadcasting, as a part of the Murrow College of Communication. WSU is one of the oldest universities in the American West and offers a wide range of programs spanning numerous academic disciplines. They have around 30,000 students annually and is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington behind the University of Washington. The main campus is perched upon a hill, and there are also campuses across the state which were established in 1989.

Kerith Burke

Career Beginnings

After graduating, Burke spent a lot of the early part of her career travelling around the country to develop her skills as a reporter, editor, photographer, and anchor, working for the sports departments of local stations in Washington, Idaho, and North Carolina. One of the first big companies she worked with during this period was the PAC-12 Network (P2N) in which she served as a reporter for basketball and American Football. It is a sports-oriented network which is owned by the Pac-12 Conference, also operating a group of six regional sports channels focused on schools within the conference.

She was then hired by SportsNet New York (SNY) as an anchor and reporter, a regional sports network created as a joint venture between the New York Mets, Sterling Equities, and Charter Communications. It mainly broadcasts games and programming involving the New York Mets, the New York Jets, and college sports events. During her time with the channel, she mainly covered games of the University of Connecticut, the New York Jets, as well as other Tri-State collegiate and professional teams. She worked as a sideline reporter, and covered national games along with those of the New York Mets.

Work with NBC

In 2016 Kerith experienced her first job with the company NBC, becoming a part of the team that covered the US women’s basketball team which competed in the Olympics held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The following year, she was hired by NBC Sports Bay Area, added to the broadcast team to cover the Golden State Warriors. The regional sports network is owned as a joint venture between NBCUniversal and the San Francisco Giants, and covers professional sports events throughout the area.

She mainly covered the Golden State Warriors, many key events of their NBA-focused programs, including “Warriors Central”, “Warriors Postgame Live”, and “Warriors Pregame Live”. She also works as a sideline reporter, and on the other platforms of the network apart from television. She has done content for NBC Sports Bay Area’s numerous social media pages, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. Her fame grew as she spent more time with the company, with many fans stating that she does quality reports and has a likeable personality.

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Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Burke is in a relationship though does not reveal a lot of information about her partner. She has shown his backside on several occasions in photos on social media, but has not given any more details apart from the time they spent together travelling. A lot of people assume that she is related to another NBA sports broadcasting personality – Doris Burke – who works for ABC, but Kerith says that they are not related, she is just a big fan of Doris. During her free time, she makes it a point to stay active, and plays basketball. Her favorite sport to watch is American Football, as she loves the Washington State Cougars team.

Similar to numerous sports broadcasting personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram, and uses the platform to showcase her life outside of her work. Sports remain a huge passion of hers even outside NBC, as she often expresses her opinion on sports news while also going to watch games. She also has a Twitter account on which she expresses some of her daily thoughts, while communicating with fans. Another account she has is on Facebook, though she doesn’t update it as often as her other two pages.

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