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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Clay Buchholz. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Roche: Happy Opening Day Red Sox Fans!

The Boston Red Sox have set their 2015 Opening Day roster on and there are no real surprises as the Sox face the Phillies in Philadelphia at 3 p.m.

04/06/2015

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Roche: Time To Appreciate David Ortiz For Slugger He Is

Dan Roche says it’s time to leave David Ortiz alone and appreciate what he’s done.

03/27/2015

Shane Victorino (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Victorino’s Attitude A Promising Sign For 2015 Turnaround

I think most athletes perform their best when they have a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. It’s human nature.

03/26/2015

Jackie Bradley Jr., Ben Cherington, Northeastern basketball and Claude Julien. (Photos Credit: Getty Images)

Roche: Random Boston Sports Thoughts With March Madness In Full Swing

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche offers some thoughts on Boston sports with March Madness in full swing.

03/21/2015

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

John Farrell On Sports Final: No Concerns About Red Sox’ Lack Of Ace

Dan Roche went 1-on-1 with Red Sox manager John Farrell from Fort Myers, Florida for Sunday’s Sports Final on WBZ-TV.

02/23/2015

John Farrell, Pablo Sandoval and Dustin Pedroia. (Farrell/Pedroia photos by Getty Images | Sandoval photo from WBZ-TV)

Roche: 3 Highly Motivated Red Sox

Following a last place finish last season, the Boston Red Sox are a highly motivated bunch as spring training hits full swing down in Florida.

02/22/2015

(Photo from WBZ-TV)

Red Sox Pitchers And Catchers Open Spring Training With First Official Workout

It’s still bitter cold in Boston, but spring is in the air down in Florida.

02/21/2015

Members of the Boston Red Sox run springs down in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo from WBZ-TV)

Roche: Spring In Full Swing For Red Sox

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche checks in with a few observations from Red Sox Spring Training!

02/20/2015

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is tackled by Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Roche: Hoping For An All-Time Great Super Bowl

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche passes along a few observations from Arizona.

01/28/2015

David Ortiz and Mookie Betts (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Roche: Patience Still A Part Of Red Sox Plan

Let’s take a look at where the Sox stand as the Winter Meetings end in San Diego, but with still work to be done.

12/11/2014

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