CLEVELAND, OH– The FOX Sports Net affiliate in Ohio today announced that Tony Burke has joined the regional sports network as the lead producer of the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT, a 30-minute live regional sports news show that launches Monday, July 31, at 11:00 PM. Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement.
In his role as lead producer for the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT, Burke will oversee all aspects of the news operations for the Ohio region, including the function of two mini-bureaus located in Cleveland and Cincinnati. He will be involved in hiring the anchors and working with reporters on developing story ideas. Burke will also coordinate all national news gathering activities relating to the Ohio region utilizing the resources of FOX Sports Net affiliates and the NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT.
Before joining FOX Sports Net, he worked at Classic Teleproductions where he assumed a variety of positions, such as executive producer, talent, and on-air reporter. Burke was involved with various projects that ranged from the production of local sports shows to company videos for international corporations.
Prior to his position at Classic Teleproductions, Burke was the executive producer for sports at WOIO Channel 19 and WUAB Channel 43. As the executive producer simultaneously for both stations, he managed and oversaw the operations of the sports departments, was the executive producer for a weekly sports show, “Sunday Scoreboard,” and produced a variety sports specials and feature stories.
During his career in broadcast sports, this Ohio native has been a television play-by-play announcer, and a news and sports director for radio. He attended Walsh Jesuit High School and graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. degree in Communications.
Announcements of other appointments related to the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will be made on a periodic basis leading up to the show’s July 31 launch.
FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and the FOX Entertainment Group. FOX Sports Net now reaches more than 70 million homes nationwide.
Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco. MediaOne has a 50 percent interest in FOX Sports Net New England.