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

E-mail: rrogers2@luc.edu


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.


Poynter Media Studies Fellow, Ethics in Reporting
MS in Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston
BA Political Science, DePaul University, Chicago

Professional & Community Affiliations

Loyola University Fulbright Campus Committee - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

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

Chicago Headline Club Board Member 2017

Society of Professional Journalists

Engage: Digital Storytelling Conference, New York, NY 2015

Online News Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 2014;

TEDWomen Innovation Invitee, San Francisco, CA November 2014

Building Character in the Classroom, Loyola Faculty Teaching Series, August 2015

Al-Jazeera Review, Loyola University, November 2013

Behind the Scenes of Hopkins 24/7, Columbia University, New York, NY March 2001

University of Missouri Journalism Interactive Conference, 2015

Center for Experiential Learning Seminar: -Engaged Learning through Rigor, Reflection and Responsibility, Loyola University, 2015

Courses Taught

Digital Storytelling Techniques (graduate level); Technology for Journalists; Reporting and Writing; New Media and Communication; Ethics and Communication; Introduction to Communication; Historical and Critical Issues in Journalism; 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, 2012
Peabody Award for Big Oil Spill, CNN Network coverage 2011
Emmy Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Chicago Chapter for Chicago Entrepreneurs