Born in 1956, grew up in Ottawa where she attended Lisgar Collegiate Insititute.
Began her career in broadcasting at CFRC, the campus radio station of Queen's University.
Graduated from Queen's University's arts program in 1977.
Joined CBC radio in Ottawa, in 1980, hosting the local current affairs programs and jazz and classical music broadcasts.
Won an ACTRA Award in 1983 for Best Host/Interviewer.
Moved to CBC radio's Toronto station in 1984.
Became a frequent guest host of Morningside, and in 1995 the program's host and producer, Peter Gzowski, named Rogers the show's permanent guest host.
Presently hosts The Next Chapter, a new weekly show on Canadian writers and writing.
Received the Hero Award from the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and an award from Native Counselling Services of Alberta for working on reconciliation in 2010.
Was made an Officer of the Order of Canada "for her contributions as a promoter of Canadian culture, and for her volunteer work in the fields of mental health and literacy" in 2010.