Whitney Pennington RogersArtist In Residence, Community Media Center


Whitney Pennington Rodgers is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She has been a video journalist at NBC News since 2012. In her current role, she produces for NBC’s primetime news magazine Dateline NBC. Whitney earned a duPont-Columbia Award and a News & Documentary Emmy for her contributions to the Dateline NBC hour, “The Cosby Accusers Speak” – an extensive group interview with 27 of the women who accused entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct.


Whitney received her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and media studies from Rutgers University. She completed her Master’s of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley, where she produced a documentary about recruitment of nonblack students at historically black colleges and universities.


Whitney is currently developing a documentary film project about black otherness.