Fred Roggin Biography
Fred Roggin is a skilled American and an award-winning weekday sports anchor for NBC4. He joined the station in 1980, Rogin’s sports reports are featured on weekdays at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. In addition, he is 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.
Fred Roggin Age
How old is Roggin? He is 65 years old as of 2022. Roggin was born on May 6, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan, the U.S. He celebrates his birthday on May 6, every year.
Fred Roggin Education
He hails from Detroit, Roggin was raised in Phoenix and attended Phoenix College, where he studied broadcasting. He lives with his family in the San Fernando Valley.
Fred Roggin Height|Weight
Roggin stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Fred Roggin Family
Roggin was born in Detroit and lived there until he was 10. Then his father’s pharmacy was burned during the civil rights riots in 1967. Hy Roggin moved his family to Phoenix, mainly because the warm climate would help ease some of the arthritic pain his wife Irene was suffering. Phoenix was an unusual place for a young Jewish boy to grow up.
At the age of 13, his father, Hy, died of a heart attack. When Roggin was 26, his mother, Irene, died of cancer. A year and a half later, his stepfather, Bill Katanick, whom Fred had grown very fond of, also died of cancer. He has a brother Eric who worked for an airline in Phoenix.
Fred Roggin Wife|Married
Roggin was first married to Eileen Roggin with whom he has two children: Shannon Irene and Jeffrey Hy (b. 14 April 1988). He then married Richel Roggin with whom he has three children: Haylee (b. 8 May 1996), Jack Spencer (b. 21 September 1998), and Josh Hunter (b. 8 April 2000).
Fred Roggin Children
Roggin and Eileen together were blessed with two kids called Shannon Irene and Jeffrey Hy who was born on April 14, 1988. He then married his second wife called Richel and gave birth to three kids namely, Haylee born on May 8, 1996, Jack Spencer born on September 21, 1998, and Josh Hunter born on April 8, 2000.
Fred Roggin career
Roggin started 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 following 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.
He 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 as he is known for his use of humor and satire in his sports reporting. ’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.
Fred Roggin NBC4
Additionally, to his role on 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. Furthermore, 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.
He has won 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.
Moreover, he has 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. Roggin received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California in 2020.
He joined NBC4 as the weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter, and by 1986, he became the station’s primary sports anchor and reporter. Roggin expanded his role in 1985 when he created and became a host and administrative producer of ‘Sunday Night Sports.’
Fred Roggin The Challenge
Roggin hosts a new sports-themed game show, The Challenge, which airs after NBC’s Sunday Night Football telecasts locally on KNBC. He also hosted Roggin’s Heroes, a collection of unusual sports highlights presented as a syndicated 30-minute show for several years in the early 1990s. He also hosted Roggin’s Heroes, a collection of unusual sports highlights presented as a syndicated 30-minute show. Similar clips still air as part of his new Sunday night program on KNBC.
In addition, he does tape sports scores and highlight recap for NBC’s early morning newscasts, which then airs on NBC’s Early Today and MSNBC’s First Look, along with a separate segment for Morning Joe. Previously, its segments aired on CNBC’s former early morning show Wake Up Call.
Fred Roggin Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from her broadcasting career.
Fred Roggin Social Media Platforms
Roggin is very active in all social media accounts and he is often seen posting on his platforms. Roggin has over 20.7k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.