Former State Senator Chip Rogers Exits Georgia Public Broadcasting
April 24, 2014 at 4:19 AM (PT)
CHIP ROGERS, who left the GEORGIA State Senate, which he served as Senate Majority Leader, to join GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING last year, has been let go by the noncommercial state radio and television network, reports the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION's JIM GALLOWAY and the CHEROKEE TRIBUNE.
ROGERS has been working as Exec. Producer for a programming initiative to promote economic development and jobs in the state, "GEORGIA WORKS," as well as the host of a radio show. ROGERS' hiring was controversial when he joined the public broadcaster for a reported $150,000 salary (NET NEWS 12/6/12).
ROGERS, in a statement supplied to the AJC, said, “I enjoyed my time with GPB. Our show had great ratings and my blog was the most widely read on the site. I look forward to my next challenge and wish the best for everyone at GPB.”