Mike Rogers is a recognized and respected industry professional in the exciting world of outdoor field sports. He is the Host and Producer of SCI’s Expedition Safari – an award-winning Outdoor Channel television series, now in its tenth season (2014). As a world-class hunter, veteran TV producer, Mike has traveled to every corner of the globe many times over. Since 1983, he has experienced at least one African safari each year. Having personally produced an entire library of classic outdoor sports programs, he has delivered top-caliber content in some of the most challenging environments on earth. In the process, he has accumulated a wealth of adventures and had close encounters with a staggering variety of the world’s wildlife…on land and at sea.
Raised in the rolling hills of southern California, Mike’s father taught him to shoot, and introduced him to deer hunting in Colorado. An avid sportsman, Mike also enjoyed football, baseball, track, surfing, skiing and motocross…but it was hunting that incited a desire to attend San Diego State University, where he studied Film and Television.
After earning his degree, Mike began his professional career with leading action sports production companies providing content to major networks. Soon, he was producing and directing major league baseball broadcasts for Major League Baseball, and high-profile segments for the Olympics. In 1987, he founded Safari Video Productions and dedicated his career to field sports. Classic outdoor video programs, like “Monster Elk”, “The Land of Kilimanjaro,” and “Great Rams of Asia” were personally produced, directed, shot, and edited by Mike Rogers.
In 1995, Rogers solidified his relationship with Safari Club International (SCI), when the hunting advocacy and wildlife conservation organization put him in charge of producing several evening programs for its premier event: The SCI Annual Hunters’ Convention. Under his direction, these high-profile award/entertainment/auction events have helped raise millions for the non-profit organization, while supporting ongoing efforts to help protect the freedom to hunt and promote wildlife conservation worldwide.
In 2004, Safari Club International selected Mike to host their landmark series, Expedition Safari. His decades of experience in TV production and big game hunting have been a key factor in the show’s long-running success. Expedition Safari has earned an excellent reputation for featuring unique and compelling stories from around the world. With state-of-the art HD production quality, this reality-based adventure program showcases a variety of high-caliber hunts that take the viewer straight into the heart of the adventure.
If Mike Rogers’ past adventures are any indication, the future will involve a great deal more traveling to some of the world’s most beautiful places – and it will all be seen on Outdoor Channel’s Expedition Safari.