Evan Roberts (radio personality)

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Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts 2012.jpg
Roberts at Citi Field, 2012
Born (1983-07-11) July 11, 1983 (age 35)
StyleSports radio
Country United States

Evan Roberts (born July 11, 1983) is an American sports radio personality. He co-hosts the Joe & Evan show with Joe Benigno weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on the New York radio stations WFAN-AM and WFAN-FM.

Roberts grew up in Cedarhurst, New York and graduated from Lawrence High School in 2001.[1]

Roberts' career began at the age of 10 when he had an opportunity to do updates for WFAN's Imus in the Morning radio program.[2] He then hosted his own radio show called Kidsports on WGBB and expanded it to a wider kids audience with a show called Going Bzircus; a few years later, he hosted "What's Up With Evan Roberts" and Nets Slammin' Planet [3] with Albert King and Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson for the now-defunct Radio AAHS (later AAHS World Radio) children's radio network.[4] In 1996, Roberts played "Boy Dancing in Field with Father Lawrence" in the film Tromeo & Juliet.[5] In 1997, Roberts played a role in the Howard Stern's movie autobiography Private Parts as Elliot.[6] After graduating from high school he worked for XM Satellite Radio[2] in Washington, D.C. for 2 years. In 2003 and 2004, he worked for WJFK in Baltimore, Maryland and then moved back to New York to host his own show on Maxim Radio, a channel on Sirius Satellite Radio.[7]

Roberts is a fan of the New York Mets,[1][8] Brooklyn Nets,[1] New York Islanders,[9] New York Jets[10] and the WWE.

On June 2, 2016, Roberts was hit by a NYC taxi while out on a sick day, breaking his L1 vertebra, which caused a flare up of his psoriasis and asthma.[11]

Roberts' wife gave birth to a boy, Jett Alexander Roberts, on 9/11/16. [12]


  1. ^ a b c Coen, Andrew. "Q&A: WFAN's Evan Roberts' Persistence Paid Off". fivetowns.patch.com. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Evan Roberts". newyork.cbslocal.com. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ "He's Scoop, He Scores, the Journey of Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson". Front Office Sports. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Heffley, Lynne (18 August 1996). "A Veteran of the Airwaves--at Age 13". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  5. ^ Newman, Kim. "Troma & Juliet". Sight and Sound. Vol. 6, No. 12. December 1996. p. 54.
  6. ^ "Kids in the Biz: This Year's Biggest Hit, 'Private Parts'; Congratulations, Evan Roberts". Back Stage. April 4, 1997. p. 28. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Maxim Radio On SIRIUS To Officially Launch From Jacksonville During Super Bowl Week". investor.siriusxm.com. Sirius XM Radio Inc. Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Dwight Gooden, Rusty Staub, Howie Rose and Evan Roberts named judges for Banner Day on Sunday, May 27 at Citi Field". newyork.mets.mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  9. ^ Holden, Eric. "Top Five Best Baseball Radio Personalities in New York: A Fan's View". sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo! Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  10. ^ "WFAN Evan Roberts Gives Jets Prediction". fox5sandiego.com. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  11. ^ "WFAN's Evan Roberts got hit by a taxi while out on a sick day: BobsBlitz.com". Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "WFAN's Evan Roberts named his kid Jet: BobsBlitz.com". Retrieved September 12, 2016.

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