Roger Twibell is currently a sportscaster for the Big Ten Network. Twibell most often commentates on football and basketball events. Prior to working at the Big Ten Network, he worked at ABC and ESPN. He also works on pre-season games for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Twibell’s television career began in 1972 as a sportscaster at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Ariz. In 1973, he moved to KATU-TV in Portland, Ore., where he worked the sports desk and did play-by-play for Oregon State football and basketball. He also broadcasted local hockey, and track and field.
Twibell moved to Dallas’ KDFW-TV in 1975 before going to Miami’s WTVJ-TV the following year, where he did nightly sportscasts and Dolphins’ preseason and Fort Lauderdale Strikers play-by-play.
In 1978 he joined Boston’s WBZ-TV, handling nightly sportscasts and play-by-play of the Boston Celtics. He also did New England Patriots preseason games, the Boston Marathon and New England Teamen soccer games. Twibell also hosted a weekly in-season Patriots show.
In his three years at WBZ, Twibell was voted the best play-by-play announcer in New England by the Associated Press, won a New England Emmy for play-by-play and received Syracuse University’s Phillips Award as the best nightly sportscaster.
He presently works as the host of 'The Morning Drive with Roger Twibell' on KCSP 610 Kansas City, assuming the role of morning show host on January 4, 2008.
Twibell is a 1972 graduate of the University of Kansas.
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