Presenter & Investigative Journalist
Agent: Craig Latto
Chris Rogers is a multi-award-winning and Emmy-nominated presenter and investigative journalist. He has uncovered some of the most shocking human rights abuses and criminality around the world for major programmes such as Panorama and he has become a familiar face fronting the UK's major news programmes, starting as the youngest ever presenter of BBC Newsround at just 19 years old. He then presented Sky News where he was on air for the BAFTA winning coverage of the 9/11 attacks. Chris was later snapped up to present and report for ITV News and in 2009 Chris returned to the BBC to present for BBC News and BBC Radio.
Chris' experience, warmth and gravitas has led to him becoming one of the BBC's regular presenters across a huge variety of news programming including BBC One News, BBC News channel, BBC World News and BBC London; he is also a regular presenter on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio London.
Chris is also a popular factual presenter who can bring personality as well as experience to any programme, landing him regular slots presenting BBC Songs of Praise, ITV's This Morning and more recently he has completed six seasons presenting Crime & Investigation channel's Britain's Darkest Taboos.
Chris has also earned himself the reputation of being an award winning investigative journalist and producer making a number of exclusive reports across the world during his time at ITV News, CNN and NBC from war zones, hostile countries and undercover in the criminal world.
His undercover investigative documentaries for ITV Tonight, and now BBC Panorama, Newsnight and Our World have also led to a growing number of awards and an Emmy nomination. Chris is also an accomplished writer with much of his work featuring in the national press. His first book, entitled “Undercover”, was released in March 2010 and reached the Amazon top ten best sellers.
In 2016 Chris became Creative Director of First News Productions, an indie producing in-house content for the world's first online news channel for children, which Chris developed - and factual series and documentaries for major broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky.
His first major investigation famously helped end the scandal of child prisoners in overcrowded adult jails in the Philippines, and his films on child POW's in the Middle East won an Amnesty International Award. Chris has uncovered many shocking stories across the world from child sacrifice rituals to gang land warfare. He also posed as a trafficker for seven months to expose Europe's sex slave trade. He is best known for his award-winning reports exposing terrible conditions in Romanian orphanages in 2007 which led to global headlines and a European Union investigation. Chris was nominated for RTS Journalist of the Year, and won a One World award. In 2008 the Duchess of York asked Chris to take her and her princess daughters undercover to witness the problem first-hand in Romania and Turkey. The unprecedented ITV Tonight Special sent shockwaves across the globe and caused a diplomatic storm. Chris sparked an international debate on football-related racism following his BBC Panorama: Euro 2012 Stadiums of Hate and he more gained unprecedented access inside the world's most secretive state, North Korea. For his BBC Panorama Educating North Korea Chris was able to film the daily life of a University, funded by the west to provide a western education for the sons of the regime. More recently for a Panorama Special, Chris exposed child prostitution among girls as young as 5, the one hour film achieved BBC One's highest audience of the year for that slot, Chris continues to win accolades for his films including his Our World exposing the world's worst hospital and Thailand's illegal and in humane imprisonment of asylum seeking families.
- Our World - BBC World News
- Inside Out - BBC1
- Panorama - BBC1
- BBC News - BBC1/BBC World News
- Tonight - ITV
- ITV News - ITV
- London Today - ITV
- London Tonight - ITV
- RI:SE - Sky News/Channel 4
- Songs Of Praise - BBC1
- Newsround - BBC1/CBBC
- BBC World Service
- BBC Radio London
- BBC Five Live
- LBC 97.3
- Mail on Sunday
- Live Magazine
- Royal Television Society - Journalist & Programme of the Year
- Amnesty International
- One World
- Human Trafficking Foundation Award
- CIRCOM Award
- Food Writers Guild for Best TV Programme
- Emmy Nomination
- Association of International Broadcasters Award - Best International Investigative Documentary