Richard Rogers Biography
Richard Rogers is an American journalist who serves as the anchor for News 12 First at 5, News 12 at 6 O’Clock, & 11 o’clock. He joined the News 12 Team since October 1993 and has been in TV news since 1981.
Richard Rogers Career
Richard is a Georgia native who grew up in Brunswick on the ocean. He worked as a news anchor at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., WWAY-TV in Wilmington, N.C., and WTOC-TV and WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga. before joining News 12.
Richard has anchored many live events for News 12 since moving to Augusta, including The Masters, the Olympic Torch Run, and the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. Richard has also covered dozens of live breaking news stories, ranging from hurricanes to the Olympic Games in Atlanta. His reporting from the scene of a plane crash in Augusta helped News 12 earn the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award.
Reporting live from Augusta National Golf Club during The Masters is one of his favorite duties. From Tiger Woods’ first victory to Arnold Palmer’s final competitive round, Richard has covered a wide spectrum of topics there. He proudly acknowledges that his own 7-iron, which dropped out of his fingers during a rainy round at Augusta National, is still at the bottom of the famed pond on #16. “That club will spend many more nights at the National than I will,” he says.
Richard is a member of the Augusta Rotary Club and the North Augusta First Baptist Church. He volunteers as a reader for United Way, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Lydia Project, and Special Olympics, among other organizations. He’s also a drummer who’s played with the Augusta Amusements Big Band and News 12’s “Breaking News” in-house band. He has also volunteered as a narrator for the Savannah River Winds and Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
Truett McConnel College in Cleveland, Georgia, and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, both awarded Richard honorary degrees. He is the first chairman of GSU’s Broadcast Advisory Board. In 2005, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences recognized him as Distinguished Alumnus.
Richard enjoys listening to music (ideally on vinyl), golfing, and hanging out on the Georgia coast when he is not spending time with his family or playing the drums.
Richard Rogers Age
Rogers likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed the year and month he was born. It is therefore not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Richard Rogers Height
Rogers’s height is not yet disclosed.
Richard Rogers Family
Rogers has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Richard has any siblings.
Richard Rogers Wife
Rogers met his wife, Jill, while working for WTOC-TV in Savannah, Georgia. She was a news anchor and weather forecaster before becoming a full-time mother.
Richard Rogers Net Worth
Rogers has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Richard Rogers Salary
Rogers earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Richard Rogers Awards
Richard has received numerous honors over his career. In 2017, the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences presented him with a Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Georgia Associated Press named him Best Anchor and the Georgia Association of Broadcasters named him Best TV Personality. Richard has won a GABBY for his tour of the James Brown Estate and AP awards for “Best Newscast,” “Best Feature,” and “Best Series,” among other honors. Readers of Columbia County Magazine have also selected Richard “Best of Augusta” and “Best TV Personality.”
Richard Rogers WRDW
Rogers works at WRDW where he works alongside other famous WRDW anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Riley Hale
- Zayna Haliburton
- Briana Collier
- Dakota Watson
- Meredith Anderson
- Mike Jakucionis
- Mikel Hannah-Harding
- Anthony Carpino
- Tim Strong