Roop Raj Wiki
Roop Raj is an American reporter and news anchor for the local Detroit Fox 2 News. Raj has also won an Emmy award for Best Continuing Coverage for his work leading up to Hurricane Katrina while he was working in New Orleans.
Roop Raj Biography and Career Life
He kicked started his TV career in Troy, Michigan at the age of 14. His role was to create, produce and host a public-affairs talk show on a government access station. He previously worked as a reporter and weatherman for the NBC station in Flint Michigan. He worked there for 4 years before leaving.
Raj has also made several appearances on The Phil Donahue Show where he was deemed one of the nation’s youngest TV personalities at the age of 15. In his own words, Raj states that “People are tuning in to local news not just for a check on the weather.
News has never been more important in people’s lives as they try to recover. I am proud to join Detroit’s only news team that’s producing solutions as “Problem Solvers.” You can watch me as an anchor/reporter on FOX 2 News weekdays at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. delivering the day’s big stories.”
Raj has explained his career and experience working for Fox in the following statements. He begins by saying “A defining moment in my career was covering Hurricane Katrina while living in New Orleans. Anchoring for almost 17 hours straight as the monster storm came ashore was truly a reminder of why we do what we do. People who were stuck in their homes alone had no contact with the outside world, but us.
After a few days of covering the mayhem on the streets of New Orleans, we evacuated to Mississippi where we anchored from a make-shift set with a camera, a speakerphone and a dry-erase board that told the people where to go next. Where to get water, how to find relatives, and how much of the city was under water were crucial topics our evacuated audience needed to know about.
I’ve never been one to talk about awards I won as part of a news team. However, I am proud to say our coverage in the hours leading up to the storm won our team an Emmy Award for “Best Continuing Coverage.” I also received an Associated Press first place award for “Breaking Weather Coverage.”
In the years after the storm, my coverage of a city in crisis won two first place awards from the Press Club of New Orleans and the Associated Press as I profiled the “Safest Places to Live” when it comes to storm protection and crime.
Now, I come home to Detroit where a different type of storm is brewing. It was hard to watch my neighbors and friends in metro Detroit deal with an economic crisis. I wanted to come back and help report on stories of struggle and recovery in our area. Whether you lose your home because of storm surge from a hurricane or foreclosure due to a lagging economy, your home is gone.
People are tuning in to local news not just for a check on the weather. News has never been more important in people’s lives as they try to recover. I am proud to join Detroit’s only news team that’s producing solutions as “Problem Solvers.” You can watch me as an anchor/reporter on FOX 2 News weekdays at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. delivering the day’s big stories.
One of the biggest questions I get is where my name is from. Although I was born and brought up in the Midwest, my parents came from India back in 1973. So yes, the name is Indian. And I have heard all of the nicknames! “Roop Dogg,” “Roop There it Is,” etc.
I believe that my job as a reporter here doesn’t end when we sign off. I want to get involved in the community whether it be meeting your organization’s event or volunteering with your group. So please, let me know how I can dive right in and help this community. There’s truly no place like home.
Roop Raj Age
Raj was born on October 20, 1976, in Indiana, USA.