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Larz Roberts

Instructor of multimedia journalism, Faculty Advisor Red Wolf Radio

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 State
University.
 
After graduation from Leflore County High School in Itta Bena, Roberts attended
Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee where he earned a bachelor’s degree
in broadcast journalism. Later he earned his master’s degree in journalism from the
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
 
His professional experience was a mix of different roles in mass media. He served as
a reporter, producer, production specialist, host, writer, and disc jockey at stations
in Mississippi and Florida, including WTWC-TV, WBZE-FM and WHBX-FM in Florida
and WABG-TV, WGNL-FM and WUMS-FM in Mississippi.
Roberts started his academic career at Mississippi Valley State University where he
served as instructor of mass communications and general manager of WVSD-FM. His
next stop was as instructor of journalism and communication at William Penn
University in Oskaloosa, IA, where he was faculty advisor over their student
newspaper and radio station, KIGC-FM.
 
Since 2004, Roberts has been a multimedia journalism instructor in the School of
Media and Journalism at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. He is the faculty
advisor and executive producer of ASU-TV News, the school’s award-winning
student television news program, and the founding faculty advisor for Red Wolf
Radio, 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.