David Rogers - 1

Managing Editor

High Country Sports

Member

Professional Bio

David Rogers is in his second professional career as a sports journalist and photographer. Raised in Central California, off to college in Southern California, he started out in the financial services industry as a stockbroker but quickly found a path in stock market research and trading. His professional journey led to stops in La Jolla and San Diego, Chicago, New York, Bakersfield, San Francisco and Newport Beach before landing in Charlotte as director of equity research for a 5-state investment banking firm. He focused on small cap and micro cap companies with a product or technology that represents a "structural change" in the way we live and do business -- and sold that research to some of the world's most successful money management firms.

Upon retiring to the High Country, he continued to write his research independently, but in 2010 identified a perceived market void in media serving Blowing Rock. He launched and published Blowing Rock News until COVID-19 created uncertainty in the advertising market, so he opted to join Mountain Times Publications as editor of The Blowing Rocket. In the summer of 2022, he identified what he perceived to be another market void, this time in regional sports journalism. This prompted him to launch High Country Sports as another purely digital media outlet.

In his athletic prime, Rogers competed in rugby at a high level, as well as soccer, wrestling, and track and field.

Rogers is a member of Football Writers of America Association, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, North Carolina Press Association, and Pro Football Writers of America.

Rogers is married to wife, Kim. They are members of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church in Blowing Rock

Company

Education

Johnston College, University of Redlands 1969-70

undeclared

Claremont McKenna College 1970-74

History

California State University, Bakersfield 1976

B.A., History

Awards

2003 Blowing Rock "Rotarian of the Year"

2015-16 "Best Writing" by U.S. Basketball Writers Assoc.

2018, 2019, 2020,2021 39 awards from NC Press Assoc.

2019 Henry L. Weathers Freedom of Information Award

Areas of Expertise

ADVERTISING & MEDIA, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, SPORTING EVENTS