Chris Roth - WBAY

Chris Roth

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Chris Roth

Sports Director

Chris joined WBAY in 1999, after four years with WISN-TV (ABC) in Milwaukee. As WISN's primary beat reporter on the Green Bay Packers, he had the opportunity to cover both Super Bowl XXXI and XXXII. Milwaukee is also where Chris began his career, taking a job as a part-time editor and sports producer upon graduating from Marquette University.

His first on-air job came in La Crosse as a reporter, and eventually sports director. During his time there, he worked on the state broadcasts of the WIAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments

Chris considers himself fortunate to have covered a variety of major sporting events, from the Super Bowls to the MLB All-Star Game, the NBA Playoffs, and two PGA Championships. His one-on-one interviews with Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are two career highlights, though he has interviewed many other high-profile athletes (including, of course, Green Bay Packers players).

Chris has won awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Milwaukee Press Club, and most recently, a 2009 Edward R. Murrow regional award. Other honors include two Midwest Emmy nominations and being named a finalist for Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year in 2004. Chris also freelances as a play-by-play announcer. He has been the voice of the Green Bay Phoenix Men's Basketball team the last two seasons, and spent a few years as the voice of the Packers Preseason Telecasts. In addition, Chris has called quite a bit of college basketball for Marquette's television package and for ESPN Plus.

Chris lives in Green Bay with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and scuba diving (when the rare opportunity presents itself).

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