The 1980s was one of the greatest decades in Los Angeles sports history.
The hometown team won eight championships, including its first Super Bowl victory, two Dodgers World Series titles, and five NBA championships for the Lakers. In his 7 of his 10 Rose Bowl games, he has been played by a team in the LA area, 6 of which have been won.
The person who witnessed it all was Fred Rogin.
One of the great careers in Los Angeles sports journalism began when Rogin joined NBC4 in 1980. More than 40 years later, it will finally sign off on Thursday, January 26, the station announced Tuesday.
And now, after riding a DeLorean back in 1981, Fred Roggin shares his All-Star report from 41 years ago.
Roggin will move away from NBC4’s daily sports segment and turn his attention to creative avenues such as radio shows and other opportunities.
Much like the Los Angeles team of the 1980s, Roggin earned numerous accolades during his career. He has won dozens of awards in sports segments, specials, and series, including 35 Los Angeles Emmy Awards, 30 Golden His Mic Awards, 5 prestigious His AP Awards, and numerous Los Angeles Press Club Awards. Awarded.
Roggin was part of a line-up of Southern California TV news icons that included anchors Chuck Henry and Colleen Williams and weather forecaster Fritz Coleman. He is also the host of the 30-minute sports commentary show ‘Going Roggin’ and the creator and host of his multi-platform live show ‘The Challenge’.
Rogin also received the Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Press Club in 2013. He was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in his 2014 and California Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2020, he received his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Radio and Television News Association.
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His NBC4 career began in 1980 as a weekend sports anchor with the launch of “Sunday Night Sports.” By 1986, Roggin was the station’s leading sports anchor and reporter, allowing him to witness the ups and downs of Los Angeles sports over the next four decades.
Using humor and satire, Roggin wrote “Hall of Shame,” which features clips of unforgettable sporting moments, and his signature work, “Roggin’s Heroes,” which highlights notable or extraordinary plays in the world of sports. ” and other segments. “Roggin’s Heroes” became a successful nationally syndicated weekly show in 1990.
The “Roggin’s Heroes” segment continues in his newscast to this day.
He’s also a familiar face to fans of NBC’s Olympic coverage. Roggin has been his host and reporter for all Olympic networks since 1984, including Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Beijing, Athens, Turin, Sydney and Salt Lake.
Roggin began his broadcasting career in 1976 as a sports anchor, reporter and play-by-play announcer at KIKO Radio in Grove, Arizona. In 1977, he became an 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’s He in Austin, Texas, and the same year he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became the anchor for KPNX-TV’s Weekday Sports.
A native of Detroit, Rogin grew up in Phoenix and attended Phoenix College, where he studied broadcasting. Roggin lives with her family in the San Fernando Valley.