Kelly Burke is the weekend sports anchor/reporter for News-3. She came to WSIL from the Northwest, where she spent the previous three and a half years in the same capacity for KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon.
Kelly’s passion for sports started as a young girl. Growing up in Arizona, she was a die-hard Suns fan and her love of basketball grew into other sports. A three-sport standout and athlete of the year at her high school, Kelly went on to run track and cross country for Arizona State University. She graduated magna cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.
It was during Kelly’s junior year at ASU that she figured out you could actually get paid to go to football games and the rest is history. Kelly spent time as a freelance sports reporter in Phoenix and has also worked production for ESPN, TNT, and Major League Baseball.
When she’s not working, Kelly loves to run, work out, golf, travel, shop, volunteer, and read. She is excited to be in the Midwest and experience the people and passion of Southern Illinois sports fans.