Dan Roche

WBZ-TV's Dan Roche

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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.

Patriots Observations: Receivers Plagued By Drops In Penultimate Training Camp Practice

Patriots receivers struggled to hold onto the football during Monday’s practice.


Patriots Training Camp Report: Eric Decker Debut

Here are a few thoughts and observations from Patriots practice on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.


Tough Day For Offensive Line & Other Observations From Patriots Training Camp

Dan Roche brings you the big takeaways from another warm day down at Patriots training camp.


Observations From Day 3 Training Camp: Patriots Put On Pads For First Time

Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 3 of Patriots training camp as they put on pads for the first time.


Observations From Day 2 Of Patriots Camp: Gilmore Makes Play Of The Day, Cannon Leaves With Injury

Dan Roche passes along some big plays — and an injury concern — from Day 2 of Patriots training camp.


Observations From Day 1 Of Patriots Training Camp

Dan Roche brings you all the observations from Day 1 of Patriots training camp!


New Patriot Profile: Trent Brown

The first thing you notice about Trent Brown is that he’s hard not to notice.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–07/26/2018

BC High Pitcher Mike Vasil Chooses College Over MLB Draft

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.


Dan Roche Remembers Patriots Icon Gil Santos As ‘A Mentor And A Friend’

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.


Dan Roche’s Bold Predictions For 2018 Red Sox

For WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–03/29/2018

Roche: Figuring Out Red Sox’ Lineup With J.D. Martinez A Difficult Challenge For Alex Cora

The Red Sox got their power bat. Now comes the hard part for Alex Cora.


Roche: J.D. Martinez A Late Bloomer, Not Unlike David Ortiz Or Jose Bautista

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 Looking To Create A Fun Atmosphere In Red Sox Clubhouse

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.


Roche: Red Sox Have To Make Some Big Decisions This Offseason

Dan Roche highlights what the Red Sox need to do this offseason.


Roche: Immensely Important For Chris Sale, Red Sox To Win Game 1 In Houston

Here’s a quick thought on what the Red Sox need to do to have a chance to beat the Astros.


Roche: Predicting Red Sox Roster For ALDS Vs. 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.


Roche: Tom Brady Still On Quest For Perfection

The Patriots and Texans held their second joint practice Wednesday on a much better weather day than Tuesday.


Roche: Texans Defense A Good Challenge For Brady, Patriots

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.


Observations From Patriots-Jaguars Practice: Brady Sharp Again; Belichick Does Push-Ups

Tuesday’s joint practice with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Gillette Stadium fields was the best day of the Patriots training camp so far. 

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/08/2017

Roche: Observations From Patriots Training Camp Day 9

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.


Roche: Patriots Scrimmage On Day 8 Of Training Camp

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, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/04/2017

Roche: Brady Turns 40 & Patriots Secondary Continues To Impress

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche delivers all the big takeaways from Day 7 of Patriots training camp.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/03/2017

Roche: Hottest Practice Leads To Some Hot Tempers At Patriots Training Camp

Here are some of my thoughts and observations from Day 5 of camp.


Roche: Ninkovich Still Missing From Patriots Training Camp On Day 3

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche has a recap of Day 3 at Patriots Training Camp.


Roche: Sandoval Had Play Of The Game For Red Sox On Opening Day

Game one of 162 in the books as the Red Sox pull out a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway.


Roche: Seven Storylines To Follow During Red Sox Spring Training

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.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–02/13/2017

Amendola Out Monday

The New England Patriots had been pretty lucky when it came to avoiding injuries, but slowly they’ve begun adding up on the offense.


Roche: A Skinny Pablo Sandoval, Farrell’s Option & Other Red Sox Thoughts From Winter Meetings

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche takes a closer look at what’s going on at the Winter Meetings in Washington, DC.


2-Time Heisman Trophy Finalist Gordie Lockbaum Featured In New ESPN Documentary

Gordie Lockbaum was a sensation at Holy Cross, a throwback who stormed the college football world because he never left the field.


Red Sox Poll Results: Starting Pitching A Priority For Fans

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.


VOTE: 10 Questions Surrounding 2017 Boston Red Sox

As an election day special, Dan Roche hits you with 10 Red Sox questions that you can vote on.


Roche: Lessons Learned For Young Red Sox

The good news is that it’s only one game. It wasn’t a play-in game.


Roche: 4 Keys For A Red Sox Victory Over Indians In ALDS

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, CBS Channel 4 Boston–10/06/2016

Patriots Blog: More Chippiness At Joint Practice With Bears

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche delivers some observations from Tuesday’s Patriots-Saints joint practice, which included some more tussles on the field.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/16/2016

Brandin Cooks Gets Best Of Malcolm Butler In Day 1 Of Patriots-Saint Joint Practices

It was Day 1 of joint practices with the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium and here are some thoughts and observations.


Roche: Julian Edelman’s Return Offers Glimpse Of How Powerful Patriots Offense Can Be

Here are some quick thoughts and observations from Monday’s session.


Roche: Patriots Training Camp Observations

After a day off Saturday, the Patriots returned to the fields of Gillette Stadium for practice number-9 of Training Camp.


Patriots Training Camp Blog: Defense Still Strong At Shorter Practice On Thursday

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche brings you the important takeaways from the Patriots’ seventh practice of training camp.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/04/2016

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.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–08/03/2016

Patriots Training Camp Day 4 Observations: Great Day For Gronk; Belichick’s Kind Of Weather

Here are some thoughts and observations from Day 4 Sunday.


Roche: More Than 21,000 Attend Patriots ‘Competitive’ Day 3 Training Camp Session

Dan Roche discusses Day Three from Patriots training camp.


Day 2 Observations From Patriots Training Camp: Angry Brady And Bill The Teacher

WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche hands off his observations from Day 2 of Patriots training camp.

WBZ-TV, CBS Channel 4 Boston–07/29/2016