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.

David Ortiz waves to the crowd after he is taken out of the game in the third inning during the All-Star Game at PETCO Park on July 12, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Roche: David Ortiz, Red Sox Make Most Of All-Star Game Experience

Here are some final thoughts as we say good bye to the beautiful All-Star host city of San Diego.

WBZ-TV–07/13/2016

David Ortiz cheers during the Home Run Derby at PETCO Park on July 11, 2016 in San Diego. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox All-Star Thoughts

Here are some thoughts and observations from Dan Roche at the All-Star Game in San Diego.

07/12/2016

File Image (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

NightSide – Andover High School Gets Rid Of Prom King And Queen

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/26/2016

Carson Smith (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Roche: Carson Smith Injury Unfortunate, But Red Sox Positioned To Handle Loss

The good news: Carson Smith has only appeared in three games in the 2016 season, so the Sox never really — unfortunately — knew what it was like to have him in their bullpen.

05/24/2016

Brock Holt, Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts celebrate a Red Sox win. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Roche: So Far, So Good For 2016 Red Sox … With Room To Improve

Dan Roche says the early pessimism around the Red Sox might have been premature.

04/27/2016

John Farrell. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Roche: What I’d Say To Each Sox Player If I Were John Farrell

Dan Roche gives his thoughts as to what he would say to each player if he was manager John Farrell.

04/03/2016

Red Sox pitchers participate at a spring training workout in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Roche: What I’ll Be Watching For At Red Sox Spring Training

Dan Roche takes a closer look at five things he’ll be watching as the Red Sox kick off spring training workouts on Wednesday.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/24/2016

WBZ-TV's Dan Roche chats with Red Sox manager John Farrell for Sports Final. (WBZ-TV)

WATCH: Dan Roche Goes 1-On-1 With Red Sox Manager John Farrell

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche sat down with Boston manager John Farrell to chat about his recovery and health, and the state of the Red Sox as they start 2016 spring training.

WBZ-TV–02/22/2016

Red Sox pitchers throw bullpen sessions in Fort Myers. (Dan Roche/WBZ)

Roche: David Price Making Great First Impression At Red Sox Spring Training

It’s day two of workouts for pitchers and catchers here on this sunny Saturday in Fort Myers, Fla., featuring throwing sessions from Clay Buchholz, Rick Porcello, and Carson Smith.

02/20/2016

Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Roche: Questions For Red Sox Lineup Ahead Of Spring Training

Here’s a look at the positional players and a question that goes with each.

02/19/2016

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