Mel Rogers

Mel Rogers

CEO


PBS SoCaL

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was in a news writing class, and they needed volunteers for a radio newscast.
I liked it so much I started doing it every day.
Then they hired me!
Eventually, I decided that I didn't want to be a broadcast journalist.
I turned down a news anchor job that was offered to me.
I moved on to a Public Relations position at BYU.
BYU asked me to write a report on how to make their TV channel better.
Once I completed that report, they liked it so much they asked me to run the station!
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Broadcast Journalism
Brigham Young University-Provo
graduate
Graduate
Communication, General
Brigham Young University-Provo
Career

Career

CEO

At work, I juggle multiple issues at one time and communicate both internally and externally.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Television
Television
Education
Education
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

A great day at work is when we are accomplishing goals and being able to see and quantify that accomplishment. For instance, getting positive feedback of any kind makes it a great day at work and accomplishing goals is part of that. The best days are when we pass thresholds for viewership or membership or when we get more iPads out into the community.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Creative problem solving that is not always by the book.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

In a communications centered occupation, you can't do anything unless you can learn to write and communicate well. Learning how to write is an important skill to have before you can learn to manage people.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Broadcast Journalism
graduate
Graduate
Communication, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I had a college counselor that didn't seem to think I was good at anything. Sometimes it doesn't matter how good or bad you are some people wont like you. And internal criticism was also difficult for me."

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Criticism