Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Faculty & Staff Directory

Richelle Rogers

Title/s:  Program Director: Masters in Digital Media and Storytelling

Office #:  School of Communication 204

Phone: 312.915.6861



Ms. Rogers is the Program Director for the Masters in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola’s School of Communication. Ms. Rogers brings more than 20 years of professional television experience to her teaching, research and outreach.  She was recruited to teach at the School of Communication after a distinguished career in television network news and documentary work.

For more than a decade Ms. Rogers was a producer and writer for ABC Network News working with Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters. 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 previous producing positions include the Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN and Discovery Network.

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

She was selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster in 2013. Working in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, the program is an elite list of U.S. faculty and professionals who cooperate internationally on academic development.


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

Professional & Community Affiliations

Loyola University Senate- School of Communication Representative

Faculty Committee - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Center for Urban Learning and Research Seminar Series- Tell Me a Story: How Powerful Stories Impact Our Culture and Community

AEJMC Conference Panelist, Teaching About Trust in A Fake News World: The Impact of the 2016 election in our journalism classrooms and beyond 

Chicago Headline Club Board

TEDWomen Innovation Invitee, San Francisco, CA

Building Character in the Classroom, Loyola Faculty Teaching Series

University of Missouri Journalism Interactive Conference

Center for Experiential Learning Seminar: Engaged Learning through Rigor, Reflection and Responsibility, Loyola University

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Conference Panelist, Who Tells Your Story? Journalists, Citizens and Media Literacy

SPJ Regional Conference -Professional Development Seminar

Poynter Media Studies Fellow, Ethics in Reporting

Loyola University Fulbright Faculty Committee


Courses Taught

Digital Storytelling Techniques (graduate level); Digital Media and Storytelling Graduate Capstone; Digital Narratives; Technology for Journalists; Reporting and Writing; New Media and Communication; Ethics and Communication; Introduction to Communication; Journalism Research Methods; Broadcast News


The Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University 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