NBC4 Southern California Launches New Sports Commentary Program, Going Roggin

Fred Roggin.

Fred Roggin.

NBC4 Southern California announced today that it will launch Going Roggin, a new sports commentary show hosted by award winning sportscaster, Fred Roggin. The 30-minute, fast-paced program debuts on Sunday, April 14, at 12 midnight, following the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Unlike anything in the local sports landscape, Going Roggin will offer perspective on hot topics in sports in a dynamic crossfire discussion format, integrating a wide range of viewpoints from throughout the region.

“We’re excited to break new ground in the world of local sports with the launch of Going Roggin,” said Todd Mokhtari, vice president of news at NBC4 Southern California. “With viewers more informed than ever, the show format will bring sports fans into the dialogue, giving them the opportunity to share opinions on the stories that interest them.”

The show will feature various segments including, ‘Freducation,’ ‘Local Legend,’ ‘Viewer Comments,’ and ‘Fredtime Story.’ In the ‘Freducation’ segment, Roggin gives a commentary on the week’s top stories and welcomes guests to debate and provide opinions. The segment also includes ‘What The Fred?!,’ a look at some of the most unusual stories and videos from around the world of sports.

The ‘Local Legend’ segment provides a brief look at Southern California locals who have made it big in sports. Roggin also welcomes back the guests for a Rapid Fire debate and sits down with the biggest names in sports for The Conversation. In the third segment, Roggin reviews and responds to viewer comments, and concludes the program with a ‘Fredtime Story,’ a sports themed fairytale.

Roggin has won more than 30 Emmys and is the weekday sports anchor for NBC4. Roggin’s sports reports are featured Monday through Friday on NBC4 News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. In addition to anchoring NBC4’s weekday sports news, Roggin is the creator and host of ‘The Challenge,’ NBC4’s multi-platform half-hour post-game show, which airs following “Sunday Night Football.” Roggin joined the station in 1980.

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