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Brian Roche
Worked at WGAL News 8
Attended Marywood University
Lives in Susquehanna Valley, Pa.
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Anchor, 8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter at WGAL News 8
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WGAL News 8 Anchor, 8 On Your Side Consumer Reporter.
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Brian Roche co-anchors "News 8 at 5:30" each weekday. He is the "8 On Your Side" consumer/investigative reporter for News 8. His work has been recently recognized by the Associated Press with the top honor for Enterprise Reporting in Pennsylvania and he's received several Emmy nominations. Brian has more than 28 years experience as a broadcast journalist, anchor and producer.

Brian was born and raised in Scranton, Pa. He graduated from Bishop Hannan High School in Scranton. He received his bachelor of arts in communications from Marywood University in Scranton.

Throughout his college years, Brian was an anchor/reporter for WARM 590 AM in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. While on the radio, he was also the weekend weather personality on WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre. Upon graduation, Brian assumed a full-time position with WBRE as a reporter/anchor where he remained until 1995. During that time, Brian served as the Scranton bureau chief and later assumed the duties of weekend anchor for six years.

While at WBRE, Brian won several Associated Press Awards for Enterprise Reporting, Public Affairs and Spot News Coverage.

In November of 1995, Brian accepted the position of anchor and managing editor at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brian was the only local news anchor to travel to the scene of a tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado and won an award from the Iowa Motion Picture Association for his work.

Brian is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey. He is active with the Children's Miracle Network, co-hosting the annual CMN Telethon on WGAL. Brian is also active with Junior Achievement and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank..

He enjoys golfing, biking and boating but above all, spending time with his active family. And with four teenagers, life is ALWAYS active.

You can e-mail Brian at broche@wgal.com.

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