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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts
DAVE ROBERTS currently broadcasts the weather weeknights on ACTION NEWS at 5 and ACTION NEWS at 6, as well as special Action News reports. Throughout the year, he also co-hosts numerous live events televised by 6abc, including the Independence Day July 4th Celebration, the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Philadelphia Flower Show. Subscribe to the AccuWeather School Podcast Dave is a native of Buffalo, New York and joined Channel 6, WPVI - TV, Philadelphia in 1978 as co-host of 6abc's new live morning talk show AM/Philadelphia. He started his broadcasting career in 1954 at WAER-FM, Syracuse, New York and later worked at WOLF-AM, in Syracuse. He started in television in 1956 at WBUF-TV in Buffalo, New York. In 1958,he served in the U. S. Army as News Director for the Caribbean Forces Radio-TV Network in the Panama Canal Zone and also broadcast on Armed Forces Radio in New York City. In 1961, he joined WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York. Dave is a Speech and Dramatic Arts graduate of Syracuse University, with dual majors in English and Communications.

Mr. Roberts is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in Brian DePalma's "Blow Out" with John Travolta. He also has made guest appearances on ABC's soap opera "All My Children", Dick Clark's "Inside America" and ABC's Thirty - Something. Dave is active in many organizations including the Variety Club and the Knights of Columbus where he is a Fourth Degree Knight. His work for charity is extensive and includes Catholic Charity Drives, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Lupus Foundation, the Children's' Hospital of Philadelphia and he has hosted the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon on 6abc.

In 2000, Dave was inducted into the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneer's Hall of Fame and named Person Of the Year by the Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Association for the new millennium. In 2001, he was also inducted into the Buffalo New York Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. The Central Delco Lodge #2438, Order of Sons of Italy in America selected Dave as its recipient for their "Man of the Year Achievement Award" for his outstanding service to the community. Dave was also honored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for thirty-five years of service and was selected as Person of the Year.

In May of 2002,Dave received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Holy family College in Philadelphia and in May of 2004, he was awarded the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Boy Scouts for " unselfish service to the youth of America." Dave and his wife Patti have three grown children and three grandchildren. The year 2004 marked Dave's 50th year in broadcasting.