Presenter & Investigative Journalist
Official Agent: Craig Latto
Chris Rogers is a BAFTA winning, Emmy nominated, multi award-winning broadcast journalist and TV executive. His documentaries and investigations have uncovered some of the most shocking human rights abuses and criminality around the world for major programmes such as BBC Panorama, Newsnight and ITV Tonight.
He became a familiar face fronting the UK's major news programmes starting as the youngest ever presenter of BBC Newsround at just 19 years old; landing him roles presenting and reporting for Sky News, ITV News and many BBC news programmes. Chris also co-founded the independent production company Fresh Start Media, winning a multitude of major awards for its hard hitting documentaries and the BAFTA and Broadcast Award winning news show for young people - FYI - for Sky News.
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, BBC Panorama, Newsnight and Our World 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.
His first major investigation famously helped end the scandal of child prisoners in overcrowded adult jails in the Philippines, and his films on child suicide bombers 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 gained unprecedented access inside the world's most secretive state, North Korea for his BBC Panorama Educating North Korea. 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 won other accolades for his films exposing the world's worst hospital and Thailand's illegal and in humane imprisonment of asylum seeking families. His recent films and programmes on the Ukraine conflict won a BAFTA.
- FYI: For Your Info - Sky News
- 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
- Britain's Darkest Taboos - Crime & Investigation
- RI:SE - Sky News/Channel 4
- Songs Of Praise - BBC1
- Newsround - BBC1/CBBC
- Scala Radio
- BBC World Service
- BBC Radio London
- BBC Five Live
- LBC 97.3
- Mail on Sunday
- Live Magazine
- Broadcast Digital Award
- MIPCOM Diversity and TV Excellence Award
- Voice of the Listener and Viewer Award
- Television Business International Award
- 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