Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers made his name presenting children's television news programme Newsround, aged just 19.

An experienced broadcaster, presenter and producer, Chris is currently freelancing, appearing regularly on various channels including BBC TV and LBC radio.  

 

In 1997 he was nominated by the Royal Television Society for Young Journalist of the Year for his reports in India on Child Brides and was noted for his reports on the Sudan famine and child workers in Nepal, all of which were also broadcast on the BBC Six and Nine O'clock News. After five years at the BBC Chris joined Sky News where his popularity with Sky viewers ensured him a place reading the news not just for the Sky but also for Channel 4's breakfast programme: RI:SE, a Sky production. He left Sky in late 2003 to join ITN as an ITV News Channel newscaster. Chris then became one of the main reporters and newscasters for ITV's London Today/Tonight. He has since become a full time Correspondent for ITV News and can often be heard presenting on BBC Five Live and periodically presents London Tonight. He has also written many articles for the UK's major newspapers with many of his exclusive investigations printed in The Mail on Sunday Live Magazine.

Since 2003 Chris has earned the reputation of an award winning investigative journalist with ITV News making a number of major undercover investigations and exclusive reports for ITN’s ITV News that have also been broadcast world wide on CNN. His first major investigation: "Kids Behind Bars" exposed the cruelty thousands of young children experience in adult jails in the Philippines which led to a U.S Congressional hearing and a change in Philippine law which has since led to the release of thousands of children and in September 2006, Chris investigated Romania’s abandoned children, exposing shocking images of thousands of children living in appalling conditions, in the country’s institutions just months before it entered the European Union. Chris also exposed an ongoing trade in children posing as a childless couple looking for babies and toddlers to buy from their parents. The investigations were again shown world wide and were shocking as many people believed Romania's ill treatment of children was confined to the History books. A EU debate followed and an independent monitoring committee was set up to put more pressure on Romania to make better progress. Chris has since returned to Romania in on going investigations in to the countries much debated adoption ban and it's continued abandonment problem. In June 2007, Chris was presented with a One World Media Award, for his 'Romania's Unwanted Children' investigation. He was also nominated for Television Journalist of the Year, at the Royal Television Society awards and a Broadcast Award and Amnesty International Media Award for Romania's Unwanted Children. 

Chris's series marking the anniversary of the London Bombings led to another Royal Television Society Award nomination for London Journalist of the Year and the special Edition of London Tonight also won RTS Programme of the Year. More recently Chris won the Amnestry International Media Award for his series of provocative films on the treatment of Palestinian children by both the Israelis and Palestinians and uncovered how children are being recruited as suicide bombers and how Israel is breaking international law by imprisoning young Palestinian children following military trial. Closer to home Chris made a special and moving thirty minute film on the Gun and Knife culture among teenagers and Chris has just presented a special undercover investigation on Eastern European sex traffickers for the return of ITV's 'News At Ten'.

Chris has been involved in two major undercover investigations and his exclusive reports have featured on ITN’s ITV News. Kids Behind Bars (tx August 05) exposed the cruelty thousands of young children experience in adult jails in the Philippines and in September 2006, Chris’s investigation into Romania’s abandoned orphans, exposed shocking images of thousands of children living in appalling conditions, in the country’s institutions.