Kevin Burkhardt hosts FOX Sports’ studio coverage of regular season/postseason baseball and college basketball. Alongside Charles Davis and Pam Oliver, he is a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on FOX. Additionally, Burkhardt calls select games for FOX Sports Sun, the television home of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Burkhardt has been the lead studio host of the network’s highly acclaimed MLB Postseason coverage since 2014. He joined FOX Sports in 2013 as a play-by-play announcer for the NFL on FOX – sharing a booth with nine-time NFL Pro Bowler John Lynch.
Prior to joining FOX Sports, Burkhardt was a mainstay on the radio waves. He called NFL games nationally for Compass Media before earning the national spot for the Dallas Cowboys from 2011-2012.
In 2007, Burkhardt was a notable field reporter for SportsNet New York (SNY) during New York Mets television broadcasts. His role gradually expanded to include play-by-play duties for select Spring Training and regular season games, pre- and postgame shows and hosting the off-season program Mets Hot Stove. Other SNY duties included hosting SNY Spotlight and reporting for SportsNite. Burkhardt also made his presence known as a guest on SNY programs Jets Extra Point and Daily News Live, as well as regular segments on CN8 in Philadelphia’s nightly Out of Bounds program.
While working for a local car dealership in 2003, Burkhardt decided to give his dream of earning a living as a sports broadcaster one last shot when he caught a break at WCBS-AM in New York City working some part-time shifts on sports updates. Up until then, Burkhardt worked in local radio, including calling minor league baseball for four years for an independent team.
After working at the car dealership, Burkhardt landed a job with WFAN, the biggest sports station in the country, doing 20/20 updates and contributing as the New York Jets reporter. Since getting his break in sports broadcasting, Burkhardt has appeared as the celebratory endorser of Pine Belt Chevrolet, his former employer, in Eatontown, NJ.
A New Jersey native, Burkhardt and his family reside in Los Angeles.