News 12's Richard Rogers gets lifetime honor

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Richard Rogers never set out to be a journalist. He wanted to keep the beat—not follow one.

He wanted to end up a studio one day. Now he’s in one, every day.

“Good evening, I'm Richard Rogers.”

Just as the drummer is the anchor of any band, this news anchor has been the anchor of our newsroom for more than two decades.

Before landing in Augusta, the Brunswick native worked at WTLV in Jacksonville, WWAY in Wilmington, and at WTOC and WSAV in Savannah.

At Georgia Southern, the former music major discovered journalism and fell in love with news; but at WTOC, he fell in love with his co-anchor.

Richard and Jill Rogers were married in 1984. He found his heart in Savannah. In Augusta, he found soul when he met James Brown.

He also found golf.

His field anchoring from the scene of a plane crash helped win News 12 a national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Later this month, Richard will add another role, anchoring our newest newscast at 4 p.m. That’s five shows a day, our night side managing editor. And now, the Silver Circle.