As host and executive producer of the Outdoor Channel hit show, SCI Expedition Safari, Southern California native Mike Rogers brings to each episode a lifetime of experience across multiple fields of expertise. Rogers is a world-class hunter, an award-winning television producer, entrepreneur, and lifelong advocate for wildlife conservation and the rights of sportsmen through his close association with Safari Club International (SCI). Rogers logs thousands upon thousands of frequent flier miles each year, spanning the globe to deliver 20+ original episodes every season; all of which contain the most stunning footage and big-game photography ever produced for an outdoor sports program.
Raised in the rolling hills and sagebrush of Southern California, Rogers hunted throughout his youth with a well-oiled Daisy BB gun and an early appreciation for the outdoors. As an avid sportsman, he enjoyed football, baseball, track, surfing, skiing and motocross, but hunting was the guiding force that led him to San Diego State University, where he studied Film and Television. After graduation, he was soon producing and directing Major League Baseball broadcasts for the San Diego Padres, as well as high-profile segments for the Olympic Games.
In 1987, he founded his own production company, Safari Video Productions, and dedicated his career from then on to field sports. Classic outdoor programs like Monster Elk, The Land of Kilimanjaro, Double Impact, and Great Rams of Asia were personally produced, directed, shot, and edited by Mike during this period.
In the mid-nineties, Rogers solidified his relationship with SCI, as the conservation, education, and humanitarian organization asked him to produce several evening programs for its premier event: The Hunter's Convention. His help with those award/entertainment/auction events have helped net the non-profit organization millions of dollars to help protect the freedom to hunt and support wildlife conservation worldwide.
In 2004, Safari Club International selected Mike Rogers as the host of its landmark series, Expedition Safari. His decades of experience in TV production, hunting, and familiarity with SCI’s goals have served him well throughout the run of the highly popular prime time series. Recent travels have taken him to New Zealand, Tanzania, Namibia, and the arctic (where Rogers experienced temperatures 70 degrees below zero). If Mike Rogers' past adventures are any indication, the future will involve a lot of traveling to some of the most beautiful places on earth – and they will no doubt be seen on Outdoor Channel’s SCI Expedition Safari.