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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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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ADDS 2019-20 NBA SEEDING GAMES TO SCHEDULE

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NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ADDS 2019-20 NBA SEEDING GAMES TO SCHEDULE

NBC Sports Bay Area to Air Eight “Seeding Games”

from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida

 

Live Coverage Tips Off with Suns vs. Wizards this Friday, July 31 at 1 p.m. PT

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – July 30, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area announced today the addition of eight “seeding games” to its game schedule for the restart of 2019-20 NBA season.

 

Coverage begins this Friday (July 31) at 1 p.m. PT with a matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s 2019-20 NBA seeding games schedule:

 

DAY

DATE

GAME

TIME (PT)

Friday

July 31

Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards

1:00 PM

Monday

Aug. 3

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards

1:00 PM

Tuesday

Aug. 4

Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

11:30 AM

Wednesday

Aug. 5

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs

1:00 PM

Sunday

Aug. 9

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings

5:00 PM

Monday

Aug. 10

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Phoenix Suns

11:30 AM

Thursday

Aug. 13

Game: TBD

 

Friday

Aug. 14

Game: TBD

 

 

The seeding games are part of the NBA competitive format plan, featuring the eight teams in each conference with the highest current winning percentages and the six teams that are currently within six games of the eighth seed in either conference.

 

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2020 OAKLAND A’S COVERAGE

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NBC Sports California

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2020 OAKLAND A’S COVERAGE

NBC Sports California to Present 58 Regular-Season Games

 

Dontrelle Willis Joins “A’s Pregame Live” and “A’s Postgame Live”

 

A’s Games, “A’s Pregame Live” and “A’s Postgame Live” In-Market Streaming

on “MyTeams by NBC Sports” Mobile App and NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

Comprehensive A’s and MLB News and Analysis via MyTeams

and NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – July 20, 2020 – NBC Sports California today announced its coverage of the Oakland A’s for the 2020 season, which includes 58 regular-season games; Bay Area native and former MLB pitcher Dontrelle Willis joining A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live as an analyst; in-market live streaming of A’s games, A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live via the MyTeams by NBC Sports mobile app and NBCSportsCalifornia.com; and season-long A’s and MLB news and analysis, insider reports and video on MyTeams and NBCSportsCalifornia.com.

 

MyTeams is available for download on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  DOWNLOAD now.

 

NBC Sports California’s regular-season coverage begins on Opening Day as the A’s host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

 

2020 Oakland A’s on NBC Sports California:

 

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Friday

7/24

vs

Los Angeles Angels

7:00 PM

Saturday

7/25

vs

Los Angeles Angels

1:00 PM

Sunday

7/26

vs

Los Angeles Angels

1:00 PM

Monday

7/27

vs

Los Angeles Angels

12:30 PM

Tuesday

7/28

vs

Colorado Rockies

6:30 PM

Wednesday

7/29

vs

Colorado Rockies

12:30 PM

Friday

7/31

at

Seattle Mariners

6:30 PM

Saturday

8/1

at

Seattle Mariners

6:00 PM

Sunday

8/2

at

Seattle Mariners

1:00 PM

Monday

8/3

at

Seattle Mariners

6:00 PM

Tuesday

8/4

vs

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Wednesday

8/5

vs

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Thursday

8/6

vs

Texas Rangers

12:30 PM

Friday

8/7

vs

Houston Astros

6:00 PM

Saturday

8/8

vs

Houston Astros

1:00 PM

Sunday

8/9

vs

Houston Astros

1:00 PM

Monday

8/10

at

Los Angeles Angels

6:30 PM

Tuesday

8/11

at

Los Angeles Angels

6:30 PM

Wednesday

8/12

at

Los Angeles Angels

1:00 PM

Friday

8/14

at

San Francisco Giants

6:30 PM

Sunday

8/16

at

San Francisco Giants

1:00 PM

Monday

8/17

at

Arizona Diamondbacks

6:30 PM

Tuesday

8/18

at

Arizona Diamondbacks

3:00 PM

Wednesday

8/19

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

6:30 PM

Thursday

8/20

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

6:30 PM

Friday

8/21

vs

Los Angeles Angels

6:30 PM

Saturday

8/22

vs

Los Angeles Angels

1:00 PM

Sunday

8/23

vs

Los Angeles Angels

1:00 PM

Monday

8/24

at

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Tuesday

8/25

at

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Wednesday

8/26

at

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Friday

8/28

at

Houston Astros

6:00 PM

Saturday

8/29

at

Houston Astros

4:00 PM

Sunday

8/30

at

Houston Astros

11:00 AM

Tuesday

9/1

at

Seattle Mariners

6:30 PM

Wednesday

9/2

at

Seattle Mariners

6:30 PM

Thursday

9/3

at

Seattle Mariners

1:00 PM

Friday

9/4

vs

San Diego Padres

6:30 PM

Saturday

9/5

vs

San Diego Padres

1:00 PM

Sunday

9/6

vs

San Diego Padres

1:00 PM

Monday

9/7

vs

Houston Astros

6:00 PM

Tuesday

9/8

vs

Houston Astros

6:00 PM

Wednesday

9/9

vs

Houston Astros

6:00 PM

Thursday

9/10

vs

Houston Astros

12:30 PM

Friday

9/11

at

Texas Rangers

6:00 PM

Saturday

9/12

at

Texas Rangers

4:00 PM

Sunday

9/13

at

Texas Rangers

11:30 AM

Tuesday

9/15

at

Colorado Rockies

5:30 PM

Wednesday

9/16

at

Colorado Rockies

12:00 PM

Friday

9/18

vs

San Francisco Giants

6:30 PM

Saturday

9/19

vs

San Francisco Giants

1:00 PM

Sunday

9/20

vs

San Francisco Giants

1:00 PM

Tuesday

9/22

at

Los Angeles Dodgers

6:30 PM

Wednesday

9/23

at

Los Angeles Dodgers

6:30 PM

Thursday

9/24

at

Los Angeles Dodgers

6:30 PM

Friday

9/25

vs

Seattle Mariners

6:30 PM

Saturday

9/26

vs

Seattle Mariners

1:00 PM

Sunday

9/27

vs

Seattle Mariners

12:00 PM

 

58 regular-season games

Schedule as of 7/20/20; Dates and times subject to change

 

NBC Sports California’s A’s telecasts feature the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Glen Kuiper (play-by-play) and Ray Fosse (color analyst).  Former A’s pitcher Dallas Braden will join Kuiper for select telecasts. Road games will be called virtually from the Oakland Coliseum.

 

A’s Pregame Live, A’s Postgame Live: Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews and an in-depth game preview on A’s Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, A’s Postgame Live will give viewers a complete game breakdown with stats and highlights, interviews and a preview of the next game. The shows are anchored by Brodie Brazil, with analysis from Dontrelle Willis, Dave Stewart, Bip Roberts and Shooty Babitt.

 

Willis, a World Series champion (2003) and two-time All-Star pitcher (2003, 2005), played for nine seasons in the Major Leagues. In 2000, he was selected in the 8th round of the MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs before being traded to the Florida Marlins. As member of the Marlins (2003-2007), Willis won NL Rookie of the Year honors in 2003 and was instrumental in the Marlins’ World Series championship run. In 2005, he became the 12th African American pitcher to win 20 games in a season, joining the exclusive “Black Aces” club, a group of black pitchers who have won at least 20 games in a single season. Willis also played for the Detroit Tigers (2008-2010), Arizona Diamondbacks (2010) and Cincinnati Reds (2011). In 2015, he joined FOX Sports as an MLB studio analyst, and he will continue his duties with that network. Willis was born in Oakland and attended Encinal High School in Alameda.

 

In-Market A’s Streaming: NBC Sports California offers live in-market streams of A’s games to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows A’s Pregame Live and A’s Postgame Live, via MyTeams and NBCSportsCalifornia.com. The live in-market streaming service is available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports California subscribers. For more information about MyTeams, click here.

 

MyTeams, NBCSportsCalifornia.com: MyTeams and NBCSportsCalifornia.com deliver complete A’s and MLB coverage – showcasing Scott Bair, Jessica Kleinschmidt and Brodie Brazil – all season long, featuring in-depth news and analysis; daily insider reports; interviews and press conferences; a robust line-up of on-demand video; and content from the network’s news programming.

 

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