Dave Roberts - Signing off

PHILADELPHIA

Now the Dave has said goodbye, we look back at his time here and remember the times we've shared with someone who will never be replaced.

VIDEOS:

Dave Roberts' curtain call
Dave Roberts' final forecast and special tribute
Dave & His Family
Dave Roberts and the forecast changes
Dave Roberts - In Service to Others
Dave Roberts' other roles
Dave Roberts meeting the Pope
Marching through parades with Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts' years on AM Philadelphia
Dave Roberts: In the beginning
Dave Roberts visits WMMR
Dave Roberts announces retirement
Dave Roberts interviews Sammy Davis, Jr.

Dave Roberts joined WPVI on May 15th, 1978. He was hired to serve as co-host of Channel 6's new morning talk show - AM Philadelphia. Additionally, Roberts was Action News' weather anchor for the noon newscast. He came to Philadelphia via his hometown station in Buffalo, New York - WKBW, where he was an overwhelmingly popular host of their children's variety program, Rocket Ship 7. Roberts, known as "Dave Thomas" during his Buffalo days, also co-hosted Dialing For Dollars, and did the noon weather with a new, young anchor named Jim Gardner.

Dave Roberts started his professional career, while still attending college, at Syracuse University, where he studied Speech and Dramatic Arts, with dual majors in English and Communications. In the fall of 1953, Roberts worked for WAER-FM, and then later at WOLF-AM, both located in Syracuse.

In 1956, Roberts got his first shot at television. His first TV gig was at WBUF-TV, the NBC-owned station in Buffalo, New York. Roberts fondly recalls his first television appearance. "It was Christmas Eve! Nobody else wanted to work, so they threw me in there! I don't know if anyone was watching, but I did a fifteen minute sports block…on Christmas Eve!"

To read more on Dave's 56 year career, click here.

We hope you'll enjoy looking back at our days with Dave as we wish him all the best.

Dave has a special statement for to thank you for all the well wishes that have been pouring into the station. You can see it by following this link.

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