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Dan Roche

420x316 grad roche3 Dan RocheDan 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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The Red Sox celebrate after a walk-off win during the regular season. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox The Better Team ‘On Paper’

Dan Roche says the Red Sox are the better team than the Rays ‘on paper,’ but funny things can happen in the playoffs.

10/04/2013

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Roche: Appreciate These Red Sox

It’s time to stand up and applaud the 2013 Boston Red Sox. Time to say thank you for an astounding turnaround season.

09/20/2013

Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox receives congratulations from David Ortiz #34. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Roche: Can Red Sox Win World Series? Absolutely

Can the Boston Red Sox win the World Series this year? Dan Roche says absolutely.

09/16/2013

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Roche: Red Sox Ace The 2013 Chemistry Test

Dan Roche says there’s no question about it: the 2013 Red Sox get straight A’s when it comes to team chemistry.

09/06/2013

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Roche: Signature Win By Red Sox

Dan Roche says Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over the Tigers was the Red Sox “signature win” of the season.

09/04/2013

Jon Lester. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Roche: Lester Back To Form And Other Red Sox Thoughts

As the Red Sox head down the stretch, Dan Roche passes along a some thoughts on a team that we saw “stay afloat” over their 16 of 19 monster road stretch:

08/27/2013

Patriots Tim Tebow (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Brandon Bolden (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Alfonzo Dennard (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images).

Roche: Projecting The Patriots 53-Man Roster

Dan Roche tries to predict the Patriots’ 53-man roster for the 2013 season.

08/26/2013

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Roche: Observations From Thursday’s Patriots-Eagles Practice

Dan Roche passes along some observations from Thursday’s Patriots-Eagles practice in Philadelphia.

08/08/2013

The Patriots huddle up during their joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. (Screen Grab from WBZ-TV)

Observations From Patriots-Eagles Day 2: As Tempo Picks Up, So Does Offense

Dan Roche passes along a few observations from the Patriots second joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles.

08/07/2013

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Observations From Patriots-Eagles Joint Practice: Dobson Impresses, Scuffles With Eagles

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was in a great mood when he addressed the media in Philadelphia on Tuesday prior to his team hitting the practice field with the Eagles.

08/06/2013

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