Brad Rogers brings to the WGME 13 News Team an extensive background in news reporting. After earning his BA in Broadcast Journalism at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Brad began his reporting career in Texas. He was also a news reporter in Tulsa and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Brad says "It's great to be here at WGME, a place that cares about quality stories and the people of Maine."Brad is a veteran reporter who has covered everything you could imagine in his career. Most notably, Brad covered the Oklahoma City bombing and trials of the two men convicted of the crime. He was also part of a news team that won a National Emmy Award for coverage of a U.S. Senator's fatal plane crash. Brad has also received several Associated Press first place awards for general and spot news reporting.
Brad grew up in Illinois, where his dad was his grade school principal and his mom, a teacher. But Maine has always been his second home. Brad spent the summers of his youth in Ocean Park on Old Orchard Beach. And he has never stopped coming back to Maine every summer. "I love Maine. The ocean, lakes, tall pines, great people, and 'lobstah', what's not to love?!"
Brad is a single father raising three children. Tyler is a freshman who excels at basketball and track. Emily cheers and plays field hockey in middle school. And Jack is in elementary school and loves sacking the quarterback and playing basketball. Like Dad, Brad's three children have also spent every summer of their lives in Maine. And now, winters, too.