Larz Roberts was born and raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. His parents,Vernon and Geraldine Roberts, were longtime faculty at Mississippi Valley StateUniversity. After graduation from Leflore County High School in Itta Bena, Roberts attendedFlorida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee where he earned a bachelor’s degreein broadcast journalism. Later he earned his master’s degree in journalism from theUniversity of Mississippi (Ole Miss). His professional experience was a mix of different roles in mass media. He served asa reporter, producer, production specialist, host, writer, and disc jockey at stationsin Mississippi and Florida, including WTWC-TV, WBZE-FM and WHBX-FM in Floridaand WABG-TV, WGNL-FM and WUMS-FM in Mississippi.Roberts started his academic career at Mississippi Valley State University where heserved as instructor of mass communications and general manager of WVSD-FM. Hisnext stop was as instructor of journalism and communication at William PennUniversity in Oskaloosa, IA, where he was faculty advisor over their studentnewspaper and radio station, KIGC-FM. Since 2004, Roberts has been a multimedia journalism instructor in the School ofMedia and Journalism at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is the facultyadvisor and executive producer of ASU-TV News, the school’s award-winningstudent television news program, and the founding faculty advisor for Red WolfRadio, the school’s award-winning student online radio station. Larz Roberts and his wife Kimberly are the parents of one daughter, Briana Ross,and three sons, Larz II, Zavier, and VJ.