Rich Rogers is a former broadcast meteorologist from Augusta, Georgia, forecasting the area’s weather professionally for 10 years, most of which was at WAGT (NBC 26). After WAGT was purchased by another company, Rich served at WJBF NewsChannel 6 as a meteorologist and web content producer in 2016. In December 2016, Rich left broadcasting and began a career in higher education web content at Augusta University.
Rich graduated from Greenbrier High School in Evans, Georgia. In 2003, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with an emphasis in television and cinema, from Augusta State University (now Augusta University). In 2011, Rich also completed the 3-year Broadcast Meteorology Program at Mississippi State University. He earned the broadcast seal of approval from the National Weather Association.
Rich was born and raised in Augusta, and most of his family lives in the area, although extended family members live in South Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Rich is married and is also a new dad! Their son was born in May 2017.
Rich has served as a director for the Augusta University Alumni Association since 2013 and is a past president of its Summerville Alumni Society. He’s been a member the Summerville board since 2009 when it was known as the Augusta State University Alumni Association. In 2014, Rich was among the first group of recipients of the university’s Jag20 award, which is given to emerging alumni leaders.
Rich and his wife are members of Fleming Baptist Church in Augusta. In 2017, Rich was elected to serve on his neighborhood association’s board of directors. In his spare time, Rich enjoys keeping up with politics, watching sitcoms, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
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