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



Professor Rogers is the Program Director for the Master’s in Digital Media and Storytelling at Loyola’s School of Communication. Her courses and guidance have launched her graduate students into high-profile digital media careers.   

Recruited to the School of Communication in 2013 after a distinguished career in television network news and documentary work, Ms. Rogers brings more than 20 years of professional television experience to her teaching, research and outreach.   

She has distinguished herself in academia by emphasizing experiential learning and coaching her students to produce compelling projects that have earned local and national awards.   

Rogers 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 Eurasian universities.   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).

The U.S. Department of State recognized the value of her global fluency and academic expertise with a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach in the Republic of Georgia.   

In 2022 Ms. Rogers produced a five-part television interview series with Georgian journalists covering topics related to the war in Ukraine and the global health crisis.  

Prior to joining Loyola, Ms. Rogers 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.   


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

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