ESPN Doris Burke said she tested positive for coronavirus

Photo of Doris Burke taken at the 2011 Women’s basketball Coaches Association Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sphilbrick • CC BY-SA 3.0

On Friday 54 year old, ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke told Adrian Wojnarowski that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Wojnarowski podcast, Burke said, “she is now asymptomatic”, ” she felt her first symptoms on March 11, the same day the NBA suspended the season after Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus, now Gobert and fellow teammate Donovan Mitchell have been cleared of the virus and no longer pose a risk of infection to others, the team announced Friday.

“I started to believe, even though my symptoms did not seem to line up with the typical symptoms, I believed, given the nature of my profession, the number of people I encounter, that I did in fact have exposure to the virus.”

Burke started her career with ESPN in 1991. At the beginning of the 2017-18 NBA season, she became the the first woman to be a full-time NBA game analyst.