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Jimmy Roberts (born in 1956 or 1957) is a sportscaster for NBC. Roberts joined NBC in May 2000 after serving as a sports reporter for almost 12 years at ESPN, where he won 11 Sports Emmy Awards. Roberts has worked 10 Olympic Games in his broadcasting career. At the Olympics for NBC, he hosts a nightly feature called the "Chevy Olympic Moments", which talk about a different athlete or the history of a certain place at an Olympics. 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NBC, formerly called the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in May, 2000. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Sports Emmy Awards are Emmy Awards that are given away for coverage of sports from the previous calendar year. ... For months before the Olympic Games, runners relay the Olympic Flame from Olympia to the opening ceremony. ... Chevrolet, or Chevy, is a brand of automobile that is now part of the General Motors group. ...


Roberts is also the interviewer for NBC's golf coverage, in addition to hosting the halftime show for Notre Dame football, being one of the main anchors for NBC's weekend sports updates, and anchoring the network's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships. Roberts has won two Emmys since joining NBC. His journalism career began in 1975 when he started as a newspaper reporter. Roberts also worked under Howard Cosell as a writer and producer at ABC. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia University of Notre Dame du Lac The University of Notre Dame (standard name; full legal name University of Notre Dame du Lac) is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA adjacent to the... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was a well-known and influential sports journalist on American television. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A Television producer oversees the making of television penis programs. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ...


At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, Roberts attended the Miracle on Ice game between the United States and the Soviet Union. Apparently, Roberts was hoping to see a girl he noticed earlier in the Games, but when she never showed, he left before the U.S. comeback. Today, Roberts often tries to work this anecdote into speaking engagements. He is apparently the only journalist covering the game who left before it ended. The XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Lake Placid is a village of 2,638 in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, near the center of the Town of North Elba and named after an adjacent lake. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Roberts and his wife, Sandra Meyer, have three sons, and they all live in Westchester County, New York. His writing is regarded as some of the best in all of broadcast journalism. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in College Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. As the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to as the University of Maryland...


Roberts hosted and narrated the Outdoor Life Network's coverage of the 2005 Dakar Rally. OLN (formerly known as the Outdoor Life Network until July 2005) is a cable television channel owned by Comcast. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Renault truck during the 2004 Dakar The Dakar Rally (or simply The Dakar; formerly known as The Paris Dakar Rally) is an annual professional off-road race, currently sponsored by Total S.A. and organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation. ...


Roberts' sister-in-law, Debbie Mayer, worked in the south tower on the 56th floor at New York City's World Trade Center. When an airplane struck the north tower on September 11, 2001, signaling the beginning of the terrorist attacks that shook the world on that the day, Mayer immediately began going downstairs to leave her tower, and she had gotten to the 29th floor when a second airplane struck, hitting the building she worked in. Thankfully, Mayer escaped before both towers collapsed. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC) was a complex of seven buildings mostly designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ...


Roberts told of the ordeal to USA Today: USA Today is a national American newspaper published by the Gannett Corporation. ...

"We had a couple of very anxious hours. My wife couldn't get through to Debbie. Finally, she went to her Manhattan apartment to wait for her. And she found her there. Turns out when the first explosion occurred in Building 1, Debbie started down the stairs. She had made it to the 29th floor when the building was shaken when the second plane hit. She was terrified but made it out."

During his time at Maryland, Roberts worked at the popular campus hangout, R.J. Bentley's Filling Station; one of his Sports Emmys is on display there.


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Jimmy Roberts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (488 words)
Jimmy Roberts (born in 1956 or 1957) is a sportscaster for NBC.
Roberts joined NBC in May 2000 after serving as a sports reporter for almost 12 years at ESPN, where he won 11 Sports Emmy Awards.
Roberts is also the interviewer for NBC's golf coverage, in addition to hosting the halftime show for Notre Dame football, being one of the main anchors for NBC's weekend sports updates, and anchoring the network's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships.
ABOUT ROD - News, February 28, 2003: Jimmy Roberts voted Artist of the month (1069 words)
Jimmy continued studying the sax in the school band under the direction of Frank Carballo also a saxophonist on the local Virginia scene, influenced by the masters of the sax.
Jimmy was working with Etta James, who at that time was using two saxophones in her band.
Jimmy recently joined forces with guitarist and producer Peter Roberts and The Roberts Bros. were born.
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