"John Roland" (born 1941) is an American former news presenter and reporter.
Roland, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1964, began his broadcasting career in the 1960s. His first major assignment was for NBC News in Los Angeles, California/Los Angeles in 1966. From there, he was hired as a reporter by KTTV, where he covered the Robert F. Kennedy assassination and the Charles Manson Trial (law)/trial, and then went to sister station WNEW-TV (now WNYW) in New York City beginning in December, 1969. He remained with channel 5 for the remainder of his broadcasting career.
In his early years with WNEW/WNYW, he was a political reporter and weekend presenter for The 10 O'Clock News, and even did a cooking segment that was shown frequently on the newscast. He took over as the main presenter for the weeknight edition in 1979 after Bill Jorgensen, who had presented the newscast from its start in 1967, left to join the rival station WPIX. Over the years, Roland's co-presenters included Bill McCreary, Cora-Ann Mihalik and Rosanna Scotto. He left the 10:00 newscast in 2003 in order to prepare for his role as presenter of the new 5:00 and 6:00 PM newscasts that WNYW was preparing, which were launched that fall. His long run with the station came to an end on his retirement on June 4, 2004.More John Roland on Wikipedia.