He started his television career as a weekend sports anchor in Charlotte, N.C. “People think that TV personalities make a lot of money, but I wasn’t earning much as the weekend sports anchor in the 27th largest market in the country,” Roberts explains. To supplement his income, he ran a landscaping and construction business on the side.
“People got a kick out of seeing me on television on Sunday and then waking up on Monday to find me mowing their lawns,” Roberts laughs. The company also built decks, and that experience served Roberts well when he added a spectacular deck to his house. “It has various levels, lots of wonderful details,” he says.
In 2001, in addition to his weekend sports anchor duties, Roberts began hosting “NASCAR This Morning” (now known as “NASCAR RaceDay”) and “NASCAR Victory Lane” on race days for Fox Sports Net and SPEED. Now that his broadcasting career is in full swing, Roberts no longer owns the landscaping business. “What was once work is now a hobby,” he says.
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