Ron Burke (sportscaster)
Ronald A. "Ron" Burke (born September 27, 1963) is an American anchor/reporter and television personality for NBA TV and formerly NBC Sports Philadelphia. He joined the all-sports regional cable network in September 1997 and after a one-year hiatus in 2000, he returned to the station in January 2002. Burke, who was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia has B.A. in communication arts in 1985 from James Madison University. Currently, he lives in suburban Philadelphia and is known as the "CSN GOAT."
While at NBC Sports Philadelphia (at the time Comcast SportsNet), Burke covered major events, including the 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star game in Denver, and Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. During his first three years at CSN, Burke anchored SportsRise, a weekday morning highlight-driven sportscast. In 1998, he co-hosted the Parade All-America High School Basketball Show which aired on Fox SportsNet (FSN). He currently hosts "Any Given SportsDay" A podcast on WildfireRadio.com
Burke first began at NBA TV in October 1999 as a weekend host. His primary duty since then has been to host the NBA TV studio show. He also has hosted The NBA Beat, an interactive call-in show that was based at the NBA Store in New York City. Burke also anchored and reported during NBA TV's around-the-clock coverage of the NBA All-Star Game in 2000, 2001 and 2002. During the 2000-2001 NBA season, he served as courtside host for the first-ever live webcast of a major professional sporting event in the United States, when he guided viewers through an NBA regular season game between the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. He also is one of the studio hosts for MLS on NBC.
- U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
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