Bill Roth

Broadcaster / Communicator

From Madison Square Garden to the Rose Bowl, and stadiums and arenas throughout the United States, Bill Roth has dazzled listeners and viewers with his exciting and descriptive play-by-play calls of both Virginia Tech and UCLA Sports.  From Orange Bowls, to Sugar Bowls to NCAA Tournaments, Roth has been on the call for some of the greatest moments in ACC, Big East, and Pac-12 history.

On the field, Michael Vick, Antonio Freeman, DeAngelo Hall, and dozens of other college all-Americans and NFL stars made history, while in the broadcast booth, Bill was the Voice that chronicled their success and Hokies' subsequent rise to national prominence.

At UCLA, Roth called the games for college sports' all-time winningest program, as the Voice of the Bruins' basketball and football teams.

Today,  Bill is working for ESPN and other networks  calling NCAA football, basketball and other events. Bill made his ESPN College Football Primetime debut in 2016 and also called the 2016 AutoZone Liberty Bowl for ESPN Radio.

He’s also developing the Sports Media Analytics program at Virginia Tech as a Professor of Practice.

Bill served as host of Virginia Tech Sports Today, a weekly 30-minute show which aired on TV stations and cable networks throughout the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.

Bill spent the 2015-16 season in Los Angeles calling UCLA football and basketball games for IMG.

Bill also spent parts of four seasons in professional baseball as a play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A team, the Richmond Braves.

Bill Roth and broadcast partner Mike Burnop honored on field at halftime of a Virginia Tech football game. 

Bill accepts the Virginia Sportscaster of The Year Award from NBC's Marv Albert in May of 2014 in ceremonies in Salisbury, North Carolina.  It marked the 11th time during his career that Bill has been honored as Virginia's top sportscaster.

Bill accepts the Virginia Sportscaster of The Year Award from NBC's Marv Albert in May of 2014 in ceremonies in Salisbury, North Carolina.  It marked the 11th time during his career that Bill has been honored as Virginia's top sportscaster.

Bob Costas shares his thoughts on Sean McDonough and Bill Roth on their induction into the Syracuse WAER Hall of Fame.

Bill is a frequent speaker at fund raising events throughout the region. Among the annual highlights,  "Bill Roth's United Way Kid's Day" brings at-risk children to campus for a VIP event during each basketball season.

Bill has been named Virginia's Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association a record 11 times, and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Virginia Tech’s Department of Athletics established the Bill Roth Student-Athlete Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a deserving Virginia Tech student-athlete with an interest in communication or broadcast journalism

A Pittsburgh native, Bill graduated from Syracuse University's renowned Newhouse School of Public Communications. He was awarded the distinguished Robert Costas Scholarship from Syracuse in 1987.

Bill was inducted into Syracuse University's WAER Hall of Fame in August of 2014.

Bill, along with the broadcasters from Auburn and Notre Dame were the featured "College Radio Legends" panelists at the 2014 Intercollegiate Athletics Forum at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on December 10, 2014.

Bill, along with the broadcasters from Auburn and Notre Dame were the featured "College Radio Legends" panelists at the 2014 Intercollegiate Athletics Forum at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel on December 10, 2014.