Stephen A. Rogers
The Post-Standard
Herald American

Stephen A. Rogers, editor and publisher of The Post-Standard, began his career as an advertising salesman for the newspaper while attending Syracuse University.

While still a student at SU, he switched to the news department, working as a reporter covering general assignments and various beats. He continued reporting for two years following his graduation in 1962.

In 1964, he joined the news department of the Miami Herald, the flagship of the Knight- Ridder newspaper group. Over the next 13 years, Rogers rose rapidly through the ranks to become city hall reporter, legislative correspondent, Broward County bureau chief, city editor and managing editor.

He returned to Syracuse in 1977 to use his skills to lead The Post-Standard, Herald-Journal, and Herald American. He was named editor and publisher of the Syracuse Newspapers on Dec. 31, 1980, succeeding his father, Stephen Rogers, who continued as president of the papers’ parent Herald Company until his death in November 2002.

Since his return, Rogers took an active role in a number of organizations which serve the community and its residents. He serves as chairman of the policy council of “Success by Six,” vice chairman of the Metropolitan Development Association, and co-chairman of the MDA’s “Vision 2010 Program.”

He also is on the board of the Everson Museum, Syracuse Opera Company, Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse Sky Chiefs and the Syracuse Symphony. He is a member of the board of the Advisory Committee of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at SU, and a visiting professor at the school. He is a member and former vestry member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Rogers is a past president of the New York Newspaper Publishers Association. --Joseph A. Porcello