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Dan Roche

WBZ-TV's Dan Roche 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.

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Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox talks with Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Boston Red Sox, Ben Cherington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Second Half Full Of Intrigue For Red Sox

Dan Roche says the second half of the 2014 season is full on intrigue for the Boston Red Sox, and has a wish list of things he’d like to see the team accomplish.

07/17/2014

Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Questions Remain About Lester’s Future With Red Sox

The Red Sox and Jon Lester have reportedly agreed to table contract talks until after the season.

07/04/2014

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Cherington’s Patience Provides Reason For Optimism With Red Sox

Ben Cherington struck gold in 2013. This, unfortunately, is 2014.

07/04/2014

Pedro Martinez gestures to the dugout while being honored with Derek Lowe, Keith Foulke and Curt Schilling at Fenway Park on May 28, 2014.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox Thoughts 2004 Style

Here are some thoughts on the return of “The Idiots” – the team that ended the 86-year-old curse.

05/29/2014

David Ortiz (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox Thoughts After An Up-And-Down First Month

It’s too early to say the 2014 Red Sox can’t have a special season, yet it looks clear that this year’s squad will be taking a different path than last year’s.

04/28/2014

Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roche: Buchholz Better, Pineda’s ‘Dirt’ Much Ado About Nothing

Dan Roche pases along a few thoughts on this Red Sox-Yankees weekend.

04/11/2014

Red Sox starter Jon Lester. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roche: Leftover Thoughts From Red Sox Opening Day

Some random thoughts on the Sox as they drop a 2-1 Opening Day decision to the Orioles here in Baltimore.

03/31/2014

Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates a win with Boston closer Koji Uehara. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Roche: 3 Questions For 2014 Boston Red Sox

As the Red Sox begin their defense of the 2013 World Series title, Dan Roche poses three key questions that surround the team.

03/31/2014

Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Jon Lester at 2014 spring training. (Photo by Dan Roche/WBZ-TV)

Roche: Red Sox Lineup, Rotation Taking Shape With Opening Day 3 Weeks Away

Dan Roche passes along a few quick notes with opening day right around the corner.

03/10/2014

Jon Lester. (WBZ-TV)

Lester On Sports Final: Optimistic About Contract, But Ready For ‘Tough Process’

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche sat down with Jon Lester for Sunday night’s Sports Final, and the Sox lefty reiterated his desire to stay in Boston.

02/24/2014

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