Ceci Rodgers

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Ceci Rodgers
Occupation Journalist and adjunct professor
Employer Medill College
Location Chicago

Ceci Rodgers is an award-winning journalist living in Chicago. Her stories have appeared on CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, NBC, Business Week Weekend and CEO Exchange. She has worked as a financial journalist for more than twenty years, primarily as a national and international business reporter for CNN’s Moneyline from Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo.

She has taught business and economics reporting at Medill as an adjunct professor since 2006. She was awarded the Freedom Forum Foundation’s Fellowship in Asian studies in 1991; the National Commission on Working Women’s Spot News Feature award for her story on women working in Chicago’s trading pits; she shared in CNN’s Peabody Award for its continuous coverage of the 1987 Stock Market Crash and CEO Exchange’s 2007 Clarion Award for best national TV talk show.[1]


Rodgers covered Chicago's booming derivatives markets starting in the 1980s, including live market coverage on CNN and CNNfn from inside Chicago’s bond futures and stock index futures trading pits.

She was previously the Chicago bureau chief for Knight Ridder Financial News. She began her financial journalism career there as a reporter. Before that, she was the first woman weekend anchor/managing editor at the CBS-affiliate station in Rockford, Ill.


Rodgers graduated from Northwestern University's School of Speech with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, and the Medill School of Journalism with a master's degree in journalism.


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