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NBC’s Jimmy Roberts Offers Advice to Merrill Students

NBC Sports comentator Jimmy Roberts.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Feb. 21) – Award-winning NBC Sports commentator Jimmy Roberts ’79 is offering some of his best advice to Merrill College students in a new video.

Roberts began his journalism career as a writer for his high school newspaper and later graduated from the University of Maryland with a journalism degree. Roberts is a 13-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and writer known most recently for his work on NBC and Golf Channel as an essayist, interviewer, feature reporter and studio host.

  • He is a fixture on NBC and Golf Channel’s coverage of the PGA TOUR and other high-profile golf events, including the Ryder Cup. Roberts joined NBC Sports Group in May 2000 after a long career at ABC and ESPN in which he won 11 Sports Emmy Awards.
  • In 2009, Harper Collins published Roberts’ first book, Breaking the Slump, which deals with how some of the best golfers to ever play the game dug themselves out of dry spells.
  • Roberts served as an Olympic correspondent during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Rio was his 16th Olympic assignment. He lives in the New York area with his wife, Sandra, and their three sons.

Roberts was honored with a “Distinguished Terrapin” award by the Shirley Povich Sports Center last November.

In his video, Roberts tells students that an important part of their college career is to mix classwork with real-world experiences sharpening skills and growing as a person. Thanks to Povich Center Director George Solomon for making this video possible!

Povich Symposium Looks at The Future of Sports & TV

George Solomon is the director of the Povich Sports Center at the University of Maryland.

George Solomon oversees the Povich Sports Center.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Nov. 9) – The 11th-annual Shirley Povich Sports Symposium takes a deep look at where sports coverage is going on television. With viewership issues, player indiscretions, even the pervasiveness of sports programing on broadcast, cable and online, there will be plenty to talk about.

As always, the Povich Symposium is free and no ticket is required.

The Nov. 16 event will be held in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union starting at 7:00 p.m.

Directions to the Stamp Student Union.

For more information contact:

Beth Mechum
Coordinator, Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

The Future of Sports & TV

Moderated by Maury Povich


John Skipper; President, ESPN

Jimmy Roberts ’79; Broadcaster, NBC Sports

Andrea Kremer; Chief Correspondent, NFL Network

Jim Delany; Commissioner, Big Ten

Scott Van Pelt, Host, ESPN’s SportsCenter

David Aldridge, Reporter, Turner Sports