Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dave Roberts to do his last forecast

He announced on the 11 o'clock Action News that he's retiring.

Dave Roberts to do his last forecast

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Dave Roberts, the town's dean of TV personalities at age 73, will wrap his 56-year broadcast career Dec. 11.

He announced it Wednesday night on the 11 o'clock news. (No one may even think that the station used its 11 o'clock news for this because it's November sweeps.)

Roberts, born David Boreanaz (the name his actor son uses), was a popular personality in Buffalo when he relocated to WPVI in May 1978 as a host of AM/Philadelphia and noon weatherman.

Shortly after the death of Jim O'Brien in a 1983 skydiving accident, Roberts got the main job. In 2002, when he handed the main weather duties to Cecily Tynan, Roberts started cutting back. He's been working a few days a week on the 5 and 6 p.m. shows.

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The station has not announced long-term plans to replace him, so it's believed that other mets, including Adam Joseph, will handle his work.

Here's a clip from AM/Philadelphia of an interview with Sammy Davis Jr.

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