Rowan's Women's Network to host Channel 6 anchor Karen Rogers
Karen Rogers, weekday traffic and weather anchor for "Action News Mornings," will talk about juggling her work duties while raising three children during "Weathering Work, Balancing Life," a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 12, at Rowan University.
Sponsored by the Women's Professional Network of Rowan University, Rogers' talk begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Rogers, who rises each weekday at 2:30 a.m. to present traffic and weather for "Action News Mornings" on WPVI-TV Channel 6, graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick with degrees in communication and sociology.
Valedictorian of her communication class at Rutgers, she also holds a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University, where she completed three years of study in atmospheric sciences and geosciences.
A former Rotary International Scholar, Rogers pursued graduate studies in broadcast journalism in the United Kingdom. Before joining Channel 6 in 1996, she briefly worked at WHSP-TV in Vineland, where she anchored daily news cut-ins, hosted weekly talk shows, and interviewed political leaders for her monthly show, "Congressional Report."
Born and raised in New Jersey as one of 10 children, Rogers, a South Jersey resident, joined WPVI-TV as a reporter and producer for the show "AM/Philadelphia." She contributes to "Parenting Perspective," a new parenting blog written by station anchors and reporters on the Channel 6 website. The blog, which focuses on raising young children, can be found at http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/parenting&id=7012654.
Rogers and her husband, Kevin, have two elementary school-aged girls and a boy, who is a toddler.
The Women's Professional Network of Rowan University is affiliated with the American Council on Education (ACE) and the New Jersey ACE Network and the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE). For details about Rowan's campus chapter, visit www.rowan.edu/womensnetwork.