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 Master’s in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola’s School of Communication and 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 producing positions included The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN and Discovery Network.

Most recently, Ms. Rogers has distinguished herself as an international consultant on digital storytelling through a U.S. Embassy grant supporting journalism programs at 10 universities in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. She has delivered presentations and consultations in Chicago and Tbilisi that are empowering these universities to prepare a new generation of multimedia journalists at a moment of significant societal progress. 

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 Award (CNN and ABC News) and the NY Film Festival award (ABC News Documentary Unit).

In 2021-22, Ms. Rogers will be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to Georgia, affiliated with Caucasus University. 


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

Courses Taught

Story Development and Production (graduate program)

Digital Media and Storytelling Capstone (graduate program)

Digital Communication and Society

Journalism Research Methods


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