Dan Roche

WBZ-TV's Dan Roche

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Dan Roche is an award-winning sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News and myTV38 (WSBK-TV).

He is a reporter for WBZ-TV’s and The New England Patriots’ flagship programs “Patriots All-Access” and “Patriots Gameday” and is a host of “Patriots 5th Quarter” post-game show. Roche is a contributor to WBZ Newsradio 1030AM as well as 98.5-FM The Sports Hub where has has filled in as a host. He also has a sports blog on cbsbostonsports.com, and you can follow Dan on Twitter @RochieWBZ.

Roche won a New England Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Series for “Red Sox This Week,” a half-hour Red Sox show that aired on myTV38 and WBZ-TV. He has also been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Best Sports Reporter in New England. Prior to joining WBZ-TV in September of 1999, he worked as a radio sports talk show host; anchor, reporter and Boston Bruins game host for sister station WBZ Newsradio 1030AM. In addition to WBZ Radio, Roche has worked at WHDH and WRKO Radio in Boston where he hosted Boston Red Sox pre-game and post-game programming. He began his career at Curt Gowdy Broadcasting WCCM/WCGY radio in Lawrence, MA.

Roche has been a leader in Boston sports coverage for two decades. Through the years he has covered many of Boston’s most historic moments. His personal list of memorable events he’s covered includes: the Patriots Super Bowl in 1996, the Pats’ perfect 16-0 regular season finale in NY against the Giants in 2007, the ’04 and ’07 Red Sox World Series Championships…he was the only Boston reporter to gain access and ride with the team in the ’04 Duck Boat Victory Parade. Roche also covered the Celtics 17th World Championship ride through Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, and Los Angeles. He made three trips to report from the White House with the Red Sox and Celtics. He also covered the Bruins run to their 2011 Stanley Cup title and was on the ice interviewing players, coaches, and front office members following Game 7 in Vancouver. He also was the “pool reporter” for the Bruins Championship parade walking the entire route. Roche was in Albany, NY with the Boston College Hockey team when they won the NCAA Championship 01. He was on hand in Cooperstown, NY when Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk were enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Roche was the only Boston TV reporter to tour the Hall with Dennis Eckersley and Wade Boggs just prior to their inductions. He led the coverage nationally in the death of Ted Williams and the Cryogenics case; he enjoyed covering the dedication of the Pesky Pole to good friend Johnny Pesky. Roche covered the Congressional Steroids hearing in March 2005 as well as a special ceremony featuring President George W. Bush where Jackie Robinson was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Roche has given his time as emcee and taken part in numerous charity events through the years including the Jimmy Fund, The American Lung Association, The BoSox Club, The Lazarus House and The Boys & Girls Club both of Lawrence, MA, and the “Lowell Spinners.”

Roche is a graduate of Syracuse University and North Andover High School. He was born in Methuen, MA and currently resides in Andover with his wife and two children.

WBZ-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Andrew Benintendi rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians during game one of the ALDS on October 6, 2016. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Roche: Lessons Learned For Young Red Sox

The good news is that it’s only one game. It wasn’t a play-in game.


Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts hits a grand slam in the seventh inning during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on May 21, 2016. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Roche: 4 Keys For A Red Sox Victory Over Indians In ALDS

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you four keys for the Red Sox when they take on the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.


Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett during Tuesday's practice at Gillette Stadium. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Blog: More Chippiness At Joint Practice With Bears

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche delivers some observations from Tuesday’s Patriots-Saints joint practice, which included some more tussles on the field.


Brandin Cooks (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Brandin Cooks Gets Best Of Malcolm Butler In Day 1 Of Patriots-Saint Joint Practices

It was Day 1 of joint practices with the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium and here are some thoughts and observations.


Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots takes the field against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Julian Edelman’s Return Offers Glimpse Of How Powerful Patriots Offense Can Be

Here are some quick thoughts and observations from Monday’s session.


Patriots Training Camp. (WBZ)

Roche: Patriots Training Camp Observations

After a day off Saturday, the Patriots returned to the fields of Gillette Stadium for practice number-9 of Training Camp.


Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson gets ready to go against rookie corner Cyrus Jones during practice. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Training Camp Blog: Defense Still Strong At Shorter Practice On Thursday

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you the important takeaways from the Patriots’ seventh practice of training camp.


Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and linebacker Dont'a Hightower during training camp. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Training Camp Blog: Defense Has Their Best Practice While Brady Gets Plenty Of Birthday Love

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 6 of Patriots training camp, which was Tom Brady’s 39th birthday.


Rob Gronkowski. (WBZ-TV)

Patriots Training Camp Day 4 Observations: Great Day For Gronk; Belichick’s Kind Of Weather

Here are some thoughts and observations from Day 4 Sunday.


Day Three at Patriots training camp as a competitive. (WBZ-TV)

Roche: More Than 21,000 Attend Patriots ‘Competitive’ Day 3 Training Camp Session

Dan Roche discusses Day Three from Patriots training camp.



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