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Richelle Rogers

Program Director Masters in Digital Media and Storytelling

  • 312.915.6861
  • School of Communication 204
  • Education

    MS in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
    BA Political Science, DePaul University, Chicago

    Professor Rogers, an award-winning network TV news and documentary producer, directs the Master’s in Digital Media and Storytelling program at Loyola’s School of Communication. Her courses and guidance have launched graduate students into high-profile multimedia careers. 

    In 2023, one of her distinguished students won First Place and Best of Festival from the Broadcast Education Association and accepted her trophy in Las Vegas at the organization’s national conference. 

    Ms. Rogers brings more than 20 years of professional television experience to her teaching, research and outreach.  Over the past decade, she has internationalized her practice with visits and lectures to 20 universities in the Eurasian nation of Georgia, in addition to in-depth consulting on academic program development.  

    She is a sought-after international presenter on contemporary content and teaching techniques in digital media.  Her academic consulting experience has resulted in the accreditation of two new digital media graduate programs at Georgian universities.  The U.S. Department of State recognized the value of her global fluency and academic expertise with a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach at Caucasus University, a highly ranked private university that launched a new program as an outcome of her consulting.   

    In 2022 Ms. Rogers produced a five-part interview series with Georgian journalists covering topics related to the war in Ukraine and the global health crisis that aired on Georgian television. Prior to that, she has hosted numerous international news and talk show journalists on guided educational tours to national and local television outlets.  

    In academia, she has distinguished herself by emphasizing experiential learning and coaching her students to produce compelling projects that have earned local and national awards and media attention. 

    Ms. Rogers is the recipient of many distinguished journalism awards for her individual work and team producing/reporting. They include the Columbia University DuPont Award (ABC News), the David Bloom Award (Presented by the White House), Peabody Awards (CNN and ABC News) and the NY Film Festival award (ABC News Documentary Unit). 

    Prior to joining Loyola, she was a producer and writer for ABC Network News working with Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer. She was a producer for ABC News Nightline with Ted Koppel and a field producer for ABC News specials in more than a half dozen countries. Other producing positions include The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    Courses Taught

    Digital Communication and Society

    Journalism Research Methods

    Story Development and Production (graduate program)

    Digital Media and Storytelling Capstone (graduate program)

    Reporting and Writing 

    Broadcast News


    Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Georgia  

    Alfred I. DuPont Award

    David Bloom Award for Excellence in Enterprise Reporting

    Peabody Award for The Arab Spring, CNN Network coverage

    Peabody Award for Big Oil Spill, CNN Network coverage

    Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Chicago Chapter for Chicago Entrepreneurs