- MA, University of Mississippi
- BS, Florida A & M University
- Black Popular Music and Culture
- Mass Media and Pop Culture
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Radio Television News Directors Association
- Society of Professional Journalists
Roberts joined the RTV program after success as a radio host, producer and reporter for stations in Florida and Mississippi. He served as general manager of the radio station at Mississippi Valley State University. He formerly taught at William Penn University and Mississippi Valley State.