Apr 29, 2015

Former Mets Broadcaster: Kevin Burkhardt (2007-2014)

Kevin Burkhardt was born March 2nd 1974 in Bloomfield, New Jersey. Burkhardt was a young Mets fan who idolized Mets announcer; Gary Cohen. 

After graduating from William Patterson University he worked at the radio station WGHT in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. He began to cover high school football games & New Jersey Jackals minor league games as well. Burkhardt would work selling Chevy cars at a dealership in Eatontown, New Jersey.

Quotes: Kevin Burkhardt “I thought I was good enough to make it in broadcasting, but after so many years of busting my tail, I was making $18,000 a year and working all kinds of odd hours. It just wasn’t happening for me.”

He sent many tapes of his work to local stations before getting a break on WCBS-AM doing part time sports reports. This led to a gig on WFAN on 20/20 updates & as a Jets reporter.

In 2007 he joined the Mets Broadcast team at the newly former SNY network. He quickly earned a reputation as a nice guy, a fine interviewer & pleasant personality becoming popular with Mets fans. 

He would give live reports from around the ball park, as well as provide pre game & post game player interviews. He fit right in working with his boyhood idol; Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez & Ron Darling up in the booth. In addition to that he would also work on SNY's; Mets Hot Stove, SNY Spotlight, Sports Nite, Daily News Live & occasional Mets Spring Training games.

In 2012 he began to do pre game work & play by play coverage for the MLB on FOX  & FOX Sports 1. In 2013, Burkhardt began doing NFL Football games on FOX, teaming with John Lynch & Erin Andrews as the network's #4 announce team. He is now a full time FOX NFL & MLB broadcaster.

He also covered Dallas Cowboys games for Compass Media briefly worked in Philadelphia on the Out of Bounds program. At the end of the 2014 baseball season he did his final game with the New York Mets.

After residing in Central New Jersey, Kevin his wife & son; Logan have relocated to California. 

Being the good guy he is, he is now the celebrity spokesperson for the card dealership he worked for in New Jersey.

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