Barbara Rodgers

For nearly 30 years, Barbara Rodgers was one of the most recognizable newscasters on KPIX-TV in San Francisco. She retired from KPIX-TV in 2008, but continues to inform the public about the issues of the day as a host of Comcast Newsmakers in California.

Additionally, in 2009, Rodgers began hosting a radio talk show, “Live from San Francisco, It’s Barbara Rodgers.” She also co-created and co-hosted “The Bronze Report,” for which she won her eighth Emmy® award in 2013. The program covers the breadth and depth of the African-American community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

During her long journalistic career, Rodgers has interviewed dozens of community leaders and celebrities, including Spike Lee, Terry McMillan, Delroy Lindo, B. D. Wong, Jesse Jackson, Naomi Judd, Deepak Chopra, Berry Gordy, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and Jamie Foxx.

Rodgers has received numerous honors for her work and community service and in December 2015, her life story was added to the national archive of African-American oral histories being collected by The HistoryMakers®.

Rodgers loves traveling and has been to countries on six of the seven continents. She is also a confessed "foodie" and a lover of good music, especially jazz and classical. Rodgers recently finished her first novel, which she calls "a romance for grown-ups."

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