A former broadcast meteorologist sharing my views and insights on a variety of topics, including meteorology, faith, fitness, communication and current events.
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 and development 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.
In 2019, Rich began serving as president of the Augusta University Alumni Association and has been a board member since 2013. Rich also served as president of the association’s Summerville Alumni Society from 2015-2017. He was a member of the Summerville Alumni board from 2009-2018, formerly known as Augusta State University Alumni Association. In 2014, Rich was among the first group of recipients of the university’s Jag20 award, which was given to emerging alumni leaders (the award is now known as the Outstanding Young Alumni Award). Rich also serves as an ex-officio trustee of the Augusta University Foundation.
Rich and his wife are members of West Acres Baptist Church in Evans, Georgia.
In May 2017, Rich was elected to his neighborhood association’s board of directors, serving as secretary/treasurer until moving in November 2018.
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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