A 19 year veteran of KRLD, Mike Rogers co-anchors the “KRLD Morning News” (5 – 9 a.m.) and produces his daily feature, “The Other Side of the News.” Born and raised in East 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 was on the scene in Waco the day it began, the day it ended, and most of the days in between. He’s also covered hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and various man-made disasters, including many recent Cowboys’ playoff games. More recently, Mike anchored KRLD’s coverage of the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, and the Republicans in St. Paul. He’s won dozens of awards for his work.
Mike, his wife Martha and their daughter Juliet (15) live in Lake Highlands. Their older daughter Maggie (19) is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. All are currently in the process of climbing to the highest point in all 50 states. They’ve knocked off 35 so far, including Guadalupe Peak in far West Texas, and most recently, Hoosier Point in Indiana, which sits in the middle of a soybean field.
A long-suffering Rangers fan, Mike is convinced that his team WILL win the World Series before he dies. If that doesn’t happen, he’d like his ashes raked into the warning track at the Ballpark to ensure he’s there when they do.
Freda Newton owns a company that takes tourists by boat out on Loch Ness in search of the elusive monster. The company now has taken out additional insurance to protect the passengers and boats — from the monster itself.
The average parent spends around $1139 per child on prom – up $60 from just one year ago! The limo, the dresses, the food…It adds up!
A man proposed to his wife, and the happy couple was showered in donuts at Krispy Kreme. But what do you do with 1,000 donuts?
In honor of Rangers Opening Weekend in Arlington, we are taking a look back at the KRLD Morning News team in 2002.
A microbrewery in San Francisco, MateVeza, decided to brew a batch of beer for each of the Girl Scout cookie flavors.
William Shatner — Captain Kirk himself — now 82 years old, was in Dallas this weekend to help the Texas Lottery roll out its new Star Trek-themed scratch-off game.
Need a vacation? Tom Parsons with BestFares.com joined the KRLD Morning News team to provide listeners with the best travel deals of the week.
Former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Danny Coulson joined KRLD to discuss the recent string of sexual assaults that have occurred in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.
If you’re ever sent to cover a major political convention, take my advice and bring some good walking shoes. Trust me on this, because I’ve covered a few of these.
Why would anyone cling to a one cent coin that now costs 2.4 cents to make? Is exact change that important?
It’s the closest we’ll ever come to a time machine – in my lifetime anyway – and it’s sitting on my desk right now.
Spring Break has come and gone without any weather disasters or trips to the hospital, and for the Rogers family, this is a noteworthy accomplishment.
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