Who is Troy Roberts?
Troy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, on 9 September 1962 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s a TV news reporter, probably known best for the work he’s done as a correspondent on the crime documentary series “48 Hours”; it’s been airing since 1988, while Troy’s been a member of the main cast since 1998. It was created by Judy Tygard, today also stars Maureen Maher and Erin Moriarty, and follows journalists as they’re investigating real life crime cases; the series has won 19 of the 43 awards for which it’s been nominated.
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Early life and education
Troy was raised in Philadelphia by his parents, about whom not a lot is known because he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a high school soccer coach, and his mother a housewife. He hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
Troy became interested in journalism while attending a local high school, and often contributed to the school magazine during his four years there; he was into a couple of other activities during his teenage years, including playing sports with his peers and dancing.
Upon matriculating in 1980, he enrolled at University of California, Berkeley from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 1984.
Career as a journalist
Troy launched his career in 1985, when he joined CBS-owned TV station KPIX-TV, moving to San Francisco, California for the job, which he held for two years, spending the majority of that time hosting and producing the station’s weekly newsmagazine show.
In 1987, Troy joined the TV station KATU, in Portland, Oregon; he worked as their reporter for three years, prior to being offered a job by the CBS-owned TV station WCBS, which led to him moving to New York State. Troy stayed at WCBS for three years, during which he could’ve been seen reporting on the show “This Morning”, as well as anchoring several news segments on the show “CBS Morning News”.
He began working at CBS News in 1993, co-anchoring their news show “Up to the Minute”, while he was in 1995 invited to become the new co-host of “CBS Morning News”, a job which he held for around a year.
He attracted a lot of attention when he joined “48 Hours” in 1998, and has since covered numerous important stories, such as the mass shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Troy’s investigated the rise of hate crimes in the US, the 9/11 attacks and international adoption scams, while he’s also reported on some of the dangerous cults in the US and the destruction which they’ve caused. He’s covered earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, and events such as dog sledding in Alaska and the Royal Wedding.
In 2015, Troy created his own documentary show “Sag Harbor”, which aired on the OWN network, and since 2017, he’s been working for NBC Universal as a correspondent; he’s today the anchor of the show “Killer Motive”, which airs on the channel Oxygen.
Awards and nominations
Troy was presented with an Emmy Award for his coverage of the bombing at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta, Georgia,, and won his second Emmy in 2013, for his coverage of the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
For his and his colleagues’ coverage of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2014, CBS News won a DuPont Columbia Award.
Most popular YouTube videos
Troy doesn’t have his own YouTube channel, but much of his work has been shown in videos which various YouTube users have uploaded onto the network. We’re going to mention three of the most popular videos amongst these, which’ve helped Troy build himself a fanbase on the internet.
His #1 video “”48 Hours”: Young American couple adopted a 9-year-old Russian girl and later became afraid of her” has been watched over 500,000 times since 3 December 2021, and features Troy covering a story of an American couple who adopted a Russian nine years old girl, and who then became afraid of her, believing that she was capable of murder.
His second most popular video “”48 Hours” catches up with a woman two decades after adopted parents sent her back to Russia, and has been viewed over 450,000 times since 3 December 2021, and is a continuation of the story in #1 video.
Troy’s #3 most popular video is “Dateline 2017: Crazy Love”, watched over 60,000 times since 19 March 2017, and which features Troy covering the murder of Bernice and Ben Novack Jr.
Love life and relationships
Troy prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, and hasn’t spoken of any women or men whom he’s perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are today many rumors circulating the internet, concerning both his sexual orientation and past and present relationships.
It’s known that he was in a relationship with American author, actress and radio personality Robin Quivers in 1996 and 1997 – the reason behind their split remains unknown.
It’s believed by many of Troy’s fans that he’s gay, and that this is why he avoids talking about women, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor addressed by Troy.
As of July 2022, he seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
My son,Jonah, graduated from Wheaton College. Believe in yourself cause it will take you far and then some! pic.twitter.com/AwIL3OWGsz
— Troy Roberts (@realtroyroberts) May 22, 2022
Hobbies and interesting facts
Troy’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations, while he mostly donates to those working with underprivileged children and war veterans.
He’s passionate about travelling and his career has taken him to various US states, while he’s also been to many European and Asian countries, for both work and pleasure; Troy’s dream travel destination is London, England.
He’s a lover of animals, with dogs and cats being his favorites.
Troy dislikes social media networks, but is still quite active on Twitter, wanting to share various news with his fans. He launched his account in September 2013, and has since tweeted close to 1,200 times, while he’s today followed by over 4,000 people.
Troy enjoys watching movies late at night – his favorite actors and actresses are Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Uma Thurman, while some of his favorite films include “The Fifth Element”, “Pulp Fiction” and the trilogy “Kill Bill”.
Age, height and net worth
Troy’s age is 59. He has short black hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and he weighs around 145lbs (65kgs).
As of July 2022, Troy’s net worth stands at an estimated $1.5 million.