Matthew Rogers

Matthew Rogers

Matthew RogersMatthew Wyatt “Matt” Rogers (born September 16, 1978) is an American television host and country singer. He was also one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol, he became a television host with series Really Big Things and There Goes the Neighborhood.


Rogers is a native and a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, California. He began singing at age 5. Rogers attended Sierra Vista Middle School in Covina, California and South Hills High School in West Covina, California, where he played football. He went on to play college football at the University of Washington, where he was an offensive lineman on their 2001 Rose Bowl championship team.

His mother died from cancer in the summer of 2004.


On March 24, 2004, Rogers became the second of the 12 finalists to be voted off of American Idol. Since his appearance on American Idol, Rogers has served as co-host for American Idol Extra and worked as a correspondent on several sports and entertainment shows, including Turner Sports College Football, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and American Idol. Rogers guest appeared on the ‘Idols’ edition of Family Feud.

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