Fred Roggin

Sports Anchor

Friday, Apr 4, 2014  |  Updated 6:41 PM PDT
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Fred Roggin

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KNBC -- Pictured: Fred Roggin, KNBC Sports Anchor -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

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Fred Roggin is the award-winning weekday sports anchor for NBC4 Southern California. Joining the station in 1980, Roggin’s sports reports are featured Monday through Friday on NBC4 News at 6PM and 11PM. His most recent news stories can be seen here.

In addition to anchoring NBC4’s weekday sports news, Roggin is the host of ‘Going Roggin,’ a new 30 minute sports commentary program that airs Sundays at 12 midnight, following the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. He is also the creator and host of ‘The Challenge,’ NBC4's multi-platform half-hour post-game show, which airs following ’Sunday Night Football.’

As the leading sports anchor in Southern California, he has earned 30 local Emmy Awards, 22 Golden Mike Awards, three prestigious Associated Press Awards and numerous Press Club Awards for his sports segments, specials and series. Roggin also was bestowed the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Los Angeles Press Club in 2013.

Roggin is one of the few local NBC4 sportscasters who also work for the NBC Network during the Olympic Games. He was a network host and reporter for the Games in London, Vancouver, Beijing, Athens, Turin, Sydney, and Salt Lake. On the local level, Roggin has covered every Olympics since 1984.

Roggin joined NBC4 as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter. In June 1986, he became the station's primary sports anchor and reporter. Roggin expanded his role at the station in 1985 when he created and became host and executive producer of ‘Sunday Night Sports.’

Well-known for his use of humor and satire in his sports reporting, Roggin created segments such as the ‘Hall of Shame,’ which features video clips of humorous and unforgettable sports moments, and ‘Roggin’s Heroes,’ which highlights remarkable or extraordinary plays occurring in the world of sports. ’Roggin’s Heroes’ was developed into a nationally syndicated, weekly show in 1990.

Roggin began his broadcasting career in 1976 as a sports anchor, reporter and play-by-play announcer for KIKO Radio in Globe, Arizona. In 1977, he became the sports anchor, reporter and sports director for KBLU Radio and KYEL-TV in Yuma, Arizona. The next year, he became the sports director and anchor for KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas, and during that same year moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to become the weekday sports anchor at KPNX-TV.

Originally from Detroit, Roggin was raised in Phoenix and attended Phoenix College, where he studied broadcasting. Roggin is married, has five children and lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley.


 

 

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