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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Patriots receivers struggled to hold onto the football during Monday’s practice.
Here are a few thoughts and observations from Patriots practice on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Dan Roche brings you the big takeaways from another warm day down at Patriots training camp.
Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 3 of Patriots training camp as they put on pads for the first time.
Dan Roche passes along some big plays — and an injury concern — from Day 2 of Patriots training camp.
Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 1 of Patriots training camp!
The first thing you notice about Trent Brown is that he’s hard not to notice.
Every young baseball player’s dream is to play in the big leagues and it’s definitely a goal for Mike Vasil, a highly touted pitcher from BC High.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche remembers Gil Santos, not only as the voice of the New England Patriots, but as a mentor and a friend.
For WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived.
The Red Sox got their power bat. Now comes the hard part for Alex Cora.
J.D. Martinez has proven to be a consistent slugger, although it took him a while to get where he wanted/needed to be.
Alex Cora is still three months away from managing his first game for the Boston Red Sox, but he already has big plans for how he’s going to run the clubhouse.
Dan Roche highlights what the Red Sox need to do this offseason.
Here’s a quick thought on what the Red Sox need to do to have a chance to beat the Astros.
John Farrell said he wants to carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players. So with that being the guideline, let’s give it a shot.
The Patriots and Texans held their second joint practice Wednesday on a much better weather day than Tuesday.
Day One is in the books at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia as the Patriots and Texans held their first of two joint practices.
Tuesday’s joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Gillette Stadium fields was the best day of the Patriots training camp so far.
The team is off Sunday and will hold the first of two joint practices with the Jaguars Monday at 9:30 a.m. in Foxboro.
Bill Belichick went a bit of a different route on Day 8 of Patriots training camp as he audibled for an intrasquad scrimmage.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche delivers all the big takeaways from Day 7 of Patriots training camp.
Here are some of my thoughts and observations from Day 5 of camp.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche has a recap of Day 3 at Patriots Training Camp.
Game one of 162 in the books as the Red Sox pull out a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche is in heaven, as the Red Sox kick off their 2017 Spring Training on Monday. Rochie brings you seven storylines to follow as we make our way to the new season.
The New England Patriots had been pretty lucky when it came to avoiding injuries, but slowly they’ve begun adding up on the offense.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche takes a closer look at what’s going on at the Winter Meetings in Washington, DC.
Gordie Lockbaum was a sensation at Holy Cross, a throwback who stormed the college football world because he never left the field.
The results are in, and the fans have spoken about the 2017 Boston Red Sox. WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche takes a look at the results, and adds his own take on each of the ballot questions.
As an election day special, Dan Roche hits you with 10 Red Sox questions that you can vote on.
The good news is that it’s only one game. It wasn’t a play-in game.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you four keys for the Red Sox when they take on the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche delivers some observations from Tuesday’s Patriots-Saints joint practice, which included some more tussles on the field.
It was Day 1 of joint practices with the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium and here are some thoughts and observations.
Here are some quick thoughts and observations from Monday’s session.
After a day off Saturday, the Patriots returned to the fields of Gillette Stadium for practice number-9 of Training Camp.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you the important takeaways from the Patriots’ seventh practice of training camp.
Patriots Training Camp Blog: Defense Has Their Best Practice While Brady Gets Plenty Of Birthday Love
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 6 of Patriots training camp, which was Tom Brady’s 39th birthday.
Here are some thoughts and observations from Day 4 Sunday.
Dan Roche discusses Day Three from Patriots training camp.
WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche hands off his observations from Day 2 of Patriots training camp.