Florence Rogers

President and General Manager, Nevada Public Radio

Florence Rogers is President and General Manager of Nevada Public Radio, the public media organization providing high quality news, cultural and online services to Nevada and Southern Utah.

An award-winning radio producer with many national network credits, she joined Nevada Public Radio in 2001 to oversee programming including the launch of the flagship broadcast KNPR's State of Nevada and establish the state's first classical music station. She succeeded NvPR's founder in April 2007 to become the organization's second president and general manager.

Rogers was instrumental in founding Nevada Public Radio's talk programming commitment of 10 hours a week. Today KNPR's State of Nevada weekday public affairs program is regarded as a model for local originated content.

Under Rogers' direction NvPR has participated in numerous PRPD projects including Sense of Place, the CPB's Community Engagement Initiative and Facing the Foreclosure Crisis project in a national coordinator role. Nevada Public Radio KNPR is one of several station partnerships funded under the Local Journalism Center initiative of the CPB.

NvPR is active in partnerships that are outwardly focused including those with University of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas; Brookings Mountain West at UNLV; Black Mountain Literary Institute; Las Vegas Philharmonic; The Smith Center for the Performing arts; and The LV Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; Nevada Humanities.

Nevada Public Radio is recognized as a leader in local content production and broadcast excellence: honored by the New York Festivals, PRPD, Las Vegas Electronic Media Awards, Silver Microphone awards, Golden Reel and many more. It is also the publisher of Desert Companion magazine, a Maggie Award winning monthly city regional magazine.

Rogers holds a master's degree in Communications from San Diego State University.