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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, PROVIDENT CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCE WINNER OF “2017 ALL-STAR TEACHER AWARD”

Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School Named 2017 All-Star Teacher, $20,000 Check Presented in His Honor

Each All-Star Teacher Award Runner-Up to Receive $2,000 for His/Her School

Program Has Donated $180,000 to Local Public Schools Since Inception in 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) announced today that Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School in Folsom, Calif. is the winner of the 2017 All-Star Teacher Award, presented by Provident Credit Union (@ProvidentCU).  Waldo has been awarded $20,000 for his school.  In addition, each All-Star Teacher Award runner-up will receive $2,000 for his/her school.

(See above photo; Left to right) John Haggarty, Vice President of Marketing, Provident Credit Union; Fallon Smith, NBC Sports anchor and reporter; Heidi Parks, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources, Provident Credit Union; Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants pitcher; Dale Waldo, 2017 All-Star Teacher, Folsom Middle School; and Tom Pellack, Vice President of Marketing, NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California presented the $20,000 check during an on-field ceremony prior to this afternoon’s San Francisco Giants/Colorado Rockies game at AT&T Park.

In its 11th year, the All-Star Teacher Award recognizes middle and high school teachers in Northern and Central California for their extraordinary dedication to their students and significant presence within their communities.  An esteemed panel of judges selected this year’s finalists based on four categories: Overall Commitment; Excellence in Teaching; Rapport with Students; and Level of Distinction.  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 2017 All-Star Teacher Dale Waldo of Folsom Middle School (Folsom).

Since its inception in 2007, the All-Star Teacher Award program has donated $180,000 to public schools in Northern and Central California.  For the seventh straight year, NBC Sports Bay Area has teamed up with Provident Credit Union to award the winning teacher’s school $20,000, up from $10,000 in past years.

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

2017    Dale Waldo – Folsom Middle School, Folsom

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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