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Ceci Rodgers is an award-winning journalist living in Chicago. Her stories have appeared on CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, NBC, nationally syndicated TV show Business Week Weekend and the nationally syndicated PBS show CEO Exchange. Rodgers has worked as a financial journalist for more than two decades, primarily reporting national and international business stories for CNN’s Moneyline from Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C. and Tokyo. Among her accomplishments, Rodgers was the first TV journalist to shine the national spotlight on Chicago’s booming derivatives markets in the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s, with in-depth reporting and unprecedented access to floor trading. Her live market coverage on CNN and CNNfn from inside Chicago’s bond futures and stock index futures trading pits and live, instantaneous reaction to economic reports and Federal Reserve news became the standard.
Rodgers was previously the Chicago bureau chief for Knight Ridder Financial News, a financial wire service that covered commodities, futures markets, banking and corporate news throughout the Midwest. She began her financial journalism career there as a reporter. Prior to that, Rodgers 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. She has taught business and economics reporting at Medill as an adjunct professor since 2006. Rodgers 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.