Duane Walker is a 25+ year in sports broadcasting veteran and has had a decorated career with appearances on some of the top television networks in the world. He is probably best known as “Duane Walker—- CNN— Headline Sports” where he worked for 5 years as a Sports Anchor on CNN Headline News. Walker has covered a multitude of major sporting events including Super Bowls, national championships, bowl games, NCAA Final Four, the NBA All-Star Game and major PGA Tournaments.
A short list of his sports gigs include:
– Radio Host “Sportsrap with Duane Walker”- WHTT
– Radio Host “Sports Barber Shop”- WQXI, 790 The Zone
– Radio Sports Director/Anchor- WCNN, 680 The Fan
– Radio Play-by-play Announcer- Winston-Salem Spirits Baseball- WSJS
– Radio/TV Play-by-play Announcer- Clark-Atlanta Basketball- CAU-TV
– TV Reporter “Black College Sports Today”- ESPN
– TV Play-by-play Announcer CBA Basketball- ESPN 2
– TV Color Analyst H.S. Football/Basketball Playoffs- GPTV
– PA Announcer Basketball 1996 Olympic Games
– PA Announcer SEC Basketball Tournament
– PA Announcer/Game Producer- Atlanta Football Classic
Walker graduated from the University of Buffalo, majoring in Broadcast/Journalism and also lettered on the football team as a fullback before a career ending knee injury. Duane worked as an announcer for the Buffalo Bills game day staff during their historic 4 year Super Bowl run of the early 1990’s. Duane also has the distinction of being one of the first African-Americans in professional baseball management when hired as an Assistant General Manager in the Chicago Cubs farm system (Winston-Salem Spirits) in 1987-88.
Active in the community where he lives, Walker serves as a Hoops Coach with a local Girls AAU Basketball organization. Duane is married and enjoys spending time at home with his wife Angela, and two children, Christina and Jacob.
The UCONN Women’s Basketball Program is a place where domination is an expectation and not a request.