A 28 year veteran of KRLD, Mike Rogers co-anchors the KRLD Morning News (5-10 a.m.) and produces his daily feature, "The Other Side of the News."
Born and raised in Dallas, Mike took a tape recorder to the first White Rock Marathon in 1971, interviewing runners as they crossed the finish line, and the die was cast. Ten years later, he was at the University of Colorado in Boulder, earning a degree in Journalism. That led to dues-paying jobs in places like Grand Junction, CO and Beaumont, TX. Mike finally returned to Dallas in 1987, working at the now-defunct Magic 102.9 before joining KRLD.
Mike was one of KRLD's primary reporters at the Branch Davidian standoff in 1993. He's also covered hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and various man-made disasters as well. Mike has also covered several political conventions across the country, most recently the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in 2012. He's won dozens of awards for his work.
Mike and his wife Martha live in Lake Highlands and have two daughters, Maggie, 29, who's currently traveling the world painting murals and doing stand-up, and Juliet, 25, who's still in Dallas and comes over for dinner at least once a week. The entire Rogers family is still in the process of climbing to the highest point in all 50 states. They've knocked off 40 so far, including Guadalupe Peak in far West Texas and most recently Mount Arvon, deep in the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
A long-suffering Rangers fan, Mike is convinced (in spite of 2011) that his team WILL eventually win the World Series before he dies. If that doesn't happen, he'd like his ashes raked into the warning track at Globe Life Park to ensure he's there when they do.