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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS FOR “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES FIVE FINALISTS FOR “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

NBC Sports Bay Area and Provident Credit Union to Donate $20,000 to the Winning Teacher’s School

 

2017 All-Star Teacher to Be Announced June 28, at On-Field Ceremony

Prior to Giants/Rockies Game at AT&T Park and Live During NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Telecast of Giants Pregame Live

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 17, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today the five finalists for the 2017 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU).  In its tenth year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students in school and in the community.

The All-Star Teacher Award winner will be announced on Wednesday, June 28 during an on-field ceremony prior to the San Francisco Giants/Rockies game at AT&T Park and live during NBC Sports Bay Area’s telecast of Giants Pregame Live. For the seventh straight year, NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

This year’s five finalists are Cindy Gershen of Mt. Diablo High School (Concord), Alia Ghabra of Alliance Academy (Oakland), Andrew Lee Seike of Lynbrook High School (San Jose), Joseph Manluco of Piedmont Middle School (San Jose) and Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School (Folsom).

Voting for your favorite among the finalists can be done online at NBCSportsBayArea.com/AST through June 1.  The website will feature biographies as well as short videos of the five finalists. In addition, the finalists will be featured in personal videos vignettes that will air on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, and they will be interviewed on select Giants Pregame Live and A’s Pregame Live shows.

The panel of judges consists of community leaders who will select the finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.  This year’s elite panel of judges consists of Doug Bartlett, Senior Marketing Director, BART; Benito Delgado-Olson, Executive Director and Founder, K to College; John Haggarty, VP Marketing of Provident Credit Union;  Lorena Hernandez, Director of Community Investment, Comcast California; Detra Paige, Director of Community Relations, Oakland Athletics;  and Sue Petersen, Executive Director of the Giants Community Fund.

All-Star Teacher Award recipients:

2007     Michael Meneses – Presidio Middle School, San Francisco

2008     Allen Nakamura – Alameda High School, Alameda

2009     Jessica Schelegle – Sacred Heart School, Saratoga

2010     Zachary Swan – Jefferson High School, Daly City

2011     Robert “Corky” Black – Oak Grove High School, San Jose

2012     Dr. Paul Ricks – Hopkins Junior High School, Fremont

2013     Ruben Modesto – John H. Pitman High School, Turlock

2014     Nicole Ellwood – Twin Hills Charter Middle School, Sebastopol

2015     Carmen Kotto – South Valley Middle School, Gilroy

2016     Scott Krijnen – Castillero Middle School, San Jose

About Provident Credit Union:

Provident Credit Union is a $2.3 billion financial institution with over 108,000 members and 19 community branches in the Bay Area. The Redwood Shores-based credit union has proudly served the Bay Area since 1950. The full-service credit union offers everything from checking and savings accounts through mortgages, auto loans, mutual funds and home and auto insurance.  Provident began as the California Teachers Association Credit Union and expanded over the years to include those who live and work in the surrounding counties of the Bay Area and beyond. More information is available at www.providentcu.org.

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA TO AIR 2017 CIF STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL GAMES ON FRIDAY, DEC. 15 & SATURDAY, DEC. 16

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA TO AIR 2017 CIF STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP BOWL GAMES ON FRIDAY, DEC. 15 & SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Network to Televise Five Championship Games Live from Hornet Stadium, Sacramento State

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 11, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will air the 2017 CIF State Football Championship Bowl Games on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16 live from Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s telecast schedule is as follows:

Friday, Dec. 15

4:00 p.m.         Division 2-AA:  Cajon (14-1) vs. Serra (12-2)                                                                       (LIVE)

 

8:00 p.m.         Division 1-AA:  Helix (13-1) vs. Folsom (15-0)                                                           (LIVE)

 

Saturday, Dec. 16

12:00 p.m.       Division 2-A: Grace Brethren (13-2) vs. St. Francis, Mountain View (10-4)              (LIVE)

 

4:00 p.m.         Division 1-A: Narbonne (11-3) vs. Pittsburg (9-2)                                                      (LIVE)

 

8:00 p.m.         Open Division: Mater Dei (14-0) vs. De La Salle (11-1)                                            (LIVE)

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional re-air dates and times.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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KERITH BURKE JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS SIDELINE REPORTER

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KERITH BURKE JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS SIDELINE REPORTER

Burke to Debut this Friday During Warriors/Kings Preseason Game Telecast

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 11, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) and the Golden State Warriors (@Warriors) today announced that veteran sports anchor and reporter Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) has joined the Warriors broadcast team as a sideline reporter.  In addition, she will provide coverage across the network’s signature programs – Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live, Warriors Central and other NBA programming.  Burke will also present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).

Burke will join the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett.  She will make her debut this Friday (October 13) at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors host the Sacramento Kings in preseason action.

“It's a dream to cover the defending NBA champions and this world-class organization,” said Burke.  “The team has achieved so much and built the foundation for more. I feel like the luckiest reporter alive. I'm thrilled to work with NBC Sports Bay Area to bring to life all the Warriors' stories from this incredible roster.”

"Kerith is a perfect fit for our broadcast team," said Warriors’ President and COO Rick Welts. “Her extensive experience in major markets and covering high-profile teams will make her transition seamless.  We’re excited about her addition and know that our fans will benefit from her extensive insight.”

“Kerith is a true professional with deep roots in basketball and extensive experience covering championship teams,” said David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.  “We’re excited to put her in position to connect Warriors fans with the passion and excellence of this special team.”

Burke has more than a decade of experience as a sports anchor and reporter at the highest levels, including her work as a sideline reporter for NBC Olympics’ coverage of Team USA women’s basketball during the team's historic gold medal run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  She had a long stint as an anchor and reporter at SportsNet New York (SNY) – a regional sports network for the New York Mets, New York Jets and University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball, with daily coverage of all the Tri-State area’s professional and collegiate sports teams. 

At SNY, Burke served as the sideline reporter for UConn men’s and women’s basketball. She covered the UConn women’s four consecutive national championships (2013-2016) and hosted the Emmy Award-winning "The Geno Auriemma Show." Burke was also an anchor and reporter for SNY’s nightly news and highlights show “Geico SportsNite.”

Prior to SNY, Burke worked in the sports departments of local news stations in Washington, Idaho and North Carolina. She was a reporter, fill-in anchor, photographer and editor. Most recently, Burke freelanced as a basketball and football reporter for the Pac-12 Network.  Burke was born outside of Seattle, WA and moved around the country with her Army family growing up. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Communications.

Follow Burke on social media: Twitter and Facebook.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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