If anyone can be accurately described as a Renaissance man, it would be Dan Roberts, executive producer and host of the award-winning radio series, A Moment in Time. Created to excite and enlighten the public about the past, its relevance to the present and its impact on the future, A Moment in Time is a captivating historical narrative that is currently broadcast worldwide.
After receiving a B. A. in history from Presbyterian College in 1969, Dan Roberts served as an officer in the U.S. Army that included a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star in 1971. In college Dan Roberts had begun training as a Presbyterian minister and he completed his professional education at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1974. In August 1986, his work as a minister was recognized when he was invited to serve as Guest Chaplain of the United States Senate.
In 1990, Dan Roberts obtained a Master’s Degree from the University of Richmond and in 1997, a Ph.D. in British and American Colonial History from the University of Virginia. He is currently a Professor of History at the University of Richmond with teaching and administrative responsibilities in the School of Continuing Studies. He has also been a guest contributor and columnist for Education Week, USA Today, the Scripps-Howard Papers, and Media General’s Richmond Times Dispatch.
Dan Roberts is president of Broadcast Partners, LLC, where he produces and hosts A Moment in Time and Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: Milestones in African American History. These historical radio shows originate in Richmond, Virginia on public radio station 88.9 FM– WCVE, and are heard by over two and one-half million listeners each day on over 120 public and commercial radio stations throughout the United States, XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, Voice of America, plus 400 stations of the Armed Forces Radio Network worldwide.
In addition to being a Presbyterian minister, a popular jazz pianist and an avid reader, in his spare time Dan likes to travel to interesting places in the world, doing research in his continuous quest to popularize history. Currently he is busy developing a newspaper column and has completed a pilot of A Moment in Time for TV, both based on the popular radio show. He also spends a great deal of time on the road as a popular speaker for corporations, organizations and national audiences.
Of all that he has achieved over the years, Dan Roberts maintains his proudest accomplishments are his three children, Heather Elizabeth, Kathleen Taylor, and Daniel III.