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Report: Chip Rogers Out At GPB

Reports say the former Senate majority leader was notified on Friday that he was being let go from the network.

Credit: Patch file
Credit: Patch file
After a little more than a year on the job as the executive director of the Georgia Works initiative, Former Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers is no longer with Georgia Public Broadcasting.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Rogers has been let go by the network due to new language in the budget that redirected funding for GPB's economic development broadcast projects to a "wide variety" of initiatives.

But the former senator won't be out of a job for too long.

According to the newspaper, Rogers is now listed as the vice president of government affairs and public relations for the Asian American Hotel Owners Association

Rogers resigned from the Georgia State Senate in December 2012 — a month after his re-election to his seat — to take the position with GPB, which garnered him a salary of $150,000 per year.

Rogers, who has a career in radio broadcasting, was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002 and then to the Georgia Senate since 2004. He was first elected as majority leader in November 2008. He and wife Amy live in Woodstock and have four children. 

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