Johnathan Rodgers was named CEO and President of TV One in March 2003. Previously, Mr. Rodgers was President of Discovery Networks U.S. for six years and was responsible for the programming, marketing, research, distribution, operations and ad sales of the highly regarded television group which included the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids and the Travel Channel.
Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Inc. in 1996, Mr. Rodgers had a successful 20-year career at CBS, Inc., where he held a variety of executive positions including serving as the President of CBSâ€™ highly profitable television stations division. During his career at CBS television, Mr. Rodgers also served as an award-winning News Director and General Manager, and as an Executive Producer for CBS News.
Mr. Rodgers began his professional career as a print journalist working as a Writer-Reporter for Sports Illustrated; he later worked for Newsweek magazine as an Associate Editor.
Mr. Rodgers is a director of Nike Inc. and The Procter & Gamble Company.
He received his undergraduate degree in journalistic studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Masters in Communications from Stanford University.