Roseberry named new AdVantage News sports coordinator
ALTON – Bill Roseberry is coming home, and he’s extremely enthusiastic about it.
Roseberry, a 1994 Alton High graduate, is the new sports coordinator of the AdVantage News. He started his duties Monday.
Roseberry previously worked at the Edwardsville Intelligencer for 9 ½ years and was the sports editor of the daily paper since 2010.
“I'm excited to be returning to my roots in Alton and the River Bend area,” said Roseberry, a Fosterburg native. “I will do my best to bring top notch sports coverage to the AdVantage and I am excited for this great opportunity.”
Vice President Eric McRoy and Managing Editor Fred Pollard welcomed Roseberry to the AdVantage News family.
“We searched the entire Midwest to find the right person for this job and fortunately for us, he was right next door,” McRoy said. “I am very excited to have Bill join our team.”
“Bill brings with him the experience, down-to-earth professionalism and eagerness that we have been searching for,” Pollard added. “I am looking forward to seeing what he brings to both the sports and news departments.”
Roseberry, an Edwardsville resident, has also lived in Godfrey and Bethalto and therefore is quite familiar with Madison County. He says his area ties will benefit readers with continued high-quality local sports coverage.
“I am confident that my knowledge of the area will assist me in performing my new duties with the AdVantage at a high level,” Roseberry said. “I look forward to connecting with old friends and making new connections along the way, too. Inheriting a great sports staff will also help me in performing my duties to the best of my abilities.
“My experiences working in sports will help me to promote local athletes of the past, present and future throughout the River Bend area."
The 37-year-old Roseberry has an Associates Degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has worked in sales and management at Sears at Alton and was media relations director for the Bluff City Bombers for two years (2001-02).
“I grew up playing sports in the River Bend, playing baseball in Alton and the Godfrey Khoury League," Roseberry said. "I also took karate classes at the Bethalto Boys and Girls Club as a kid, and still play in adult softball leagues in Alton and Wood River.
“So I am aware of how sports are a huge part of the pulse of the community.”