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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.

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

David Ortiz and Jon Lester in Game Five of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roche: Random World Series Thoughts After Game 5

Some random thoughts after Game 5 of the World Series as we head toward what could be a once-in-a-lifetime Game 6 Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

10/29/2013

Koji Uehara celebrates with his teammates after Game Four of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roche: Random World Series Thoughts After Game 4

Some random Red Sox thoughts after Game 4 as we watch a World Series that will be won by a team at Fenway Park.

10/28/2013

Allen Craig and Will Middlebrooks collide in Game 3 of the World Series, leading to a game-winning obstruction call for the Cardinals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox, Umpires And The World’s Biggest Stage

Dan Roche passes along some thoughts after a wild finish to Game 3 of the World Series.

10/27/2013

Dustin Pedroia talks with Jake Peavy in the second inning of the Red Sox' 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the ALCS. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Roche: Peavy, Red Sox Lineup With No DH, And Other Thoughts

WBZ-Sports’ Dan Roche has some thoughts from St. Louis.

10/26/2013

The Red Sox work out at Fenway Park ahead of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Roche: On Paper, World Series Offers Classic Matchup

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche breaks down the Red Sox-Cardinals World Series matchup!

10/23/2013

Red Sox DH David Ortiz celebrates after Boston's ALCS clinching win in Game 6 over the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox-Cardinals Thoughts As We Prepare For World Series

Dan Roche passes along a few thoughts as the Red Sox prepare for the World Series.

10/21/2013

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Roche: Random Thoughts With Red Sox A Win Away From World Series

Some random Red Sox thoughts after Boston’s 4-3 Game 5 win in the ALCS in Detroit Thursday night.

10/18/2013

Dustin Pedroia talks with Jake Peavy in the second inning of the Red Sox' 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 of the ALCS. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Roche: Turning The Page To Game 5

Dan Roche passes along a few leftover thoughts from Game 4, and looks ahead to Thursday night’s ALCS Game 5.

10/17/2013

Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli celebrates after hitting a solo home run in Game 3 of the ALCS. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Roche: Random Thoughts After Terrific Red Sox Win

Dan Roche shares some observations from Detroit after the Red Sox big win in Game 3.

10/15/2013

Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester walks off the mound after getting Tigers' third baseman Miguel Cabrera to ground out with the bases loaded to end an inning. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Roche: An Epic Series Ahead For Red Sox-Tigers

The Red Sox-Tigers ALCS has a chance to be one epic series.

10/11/2013

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