Fred Roggin

Fred Roggin

Fred Roggin is the legendary, award-winning weekday sports anchor for NBC4. Joining the station in 1980, Roggin’s sports reports are featured weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. A broadcasting icon in Southern California, Roggin has been part of the longest-running evening news team with legendary journalists Chuck Henry and Colleen Williams and Weathercaster Fritz Coleman, who recently retired.

In addition to anchoring NBC4’s weekday sports news, Roggin is the host of ‘Going Roggin,’ a 30-minute sports commentary program that airs Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 12 midnight, following the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. He is also the creator and host of ‘The Challenge,’ NBC4's live multi-platform half-hour post-game show, which immediately follows ’Sunday Night Football.’  Roggin also hosts his own radio show on The Dodgers radio station AM 570, weekdays from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

As the leading sports anchor in Southern California, he has earned more than 30 L.A. Emmy Awards, 22 Golden Mike Awards, three prestigious Associated Press Awards and numerous L.A. Press Club Awards for his sports segments, specials and series.

Roggin was also bestowed the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement from The Los Angeles Press Club in 2013, inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame in 2014, and inducted into the California Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2020, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.   

Roggin is one of very few local sportscasters nationwide who also works for the NBC Network during the Olympic Games. He has been a network host and reporter for every Game since 1984, including in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Beijing, Athens, Turin, Sydney, and Salt Lake. 

Roggin joined NBC4 as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter, and by 1986, he became the station's primary sports anchor and reporter. He expanded his role 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 featured video clips of humorous and unforgettable sports moments, and his signature ‘Roggin’s Heroes,’ which highlights remarkable or extraordinary plays in the world of sports. ’Roggin’s Heroes’ was developed into a successful nationally syndicated, weekly show in 1990.  The Roggin's Heroes segment continues to this day in his newscasts.

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 lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley.

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