During 1908 and 1909, while living in Sanger, he was the Editor and Proprietor of the Sanger News. During the year 1910, he worked as printing foreman for the Visalia Delta newspaper, residing in Visalia for a short period. However, later that year, Roberts went to work for the Fresno Republican (later purchased by McClatchy and renamed the Fresno Bee), and was still with the Republican in 1918. Roberts was a member of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 and become its twenty-third Master in 1927.
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