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Elissa Rivas Biography
Elissa Rivas, an American journalist and anchor, is a dedicated member of the team at KTRK-TV in Houston, Texas. Her roots trace back to Dallas, where she was both born and raised.
Before joining this channel, she served as a television reporter with the Cox media group as well as a reporter with KYMA-TV. Rivas went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she graduated in Political Science and Communications.
Elissa Rivas Age
Elissa Rivas prefers to keep her age private, but there are rumors that she is approximately 40 years old in 2023. However, we don’t have precise information about her actual age at this time. We will provide an update when available.
Elissa Rivas Husband
Elissa Rivas Children
This anchor and her husband Chris are happy parents to two loving kids. Of the two is Baby Sophia who is their second born, Sophia was born weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. News of her birth was reported by Channel 13 on Oct. 21, 2013, at 6:19 p.m.
Elissa Rivas Education
Rivas attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she graduated with Political Science and Communications. Her first job was in television news as a reporter and anchor in Yuma, Arizona. She really longed for Texas so she returned to the Lone Star State to live and work in El Paso. There she covered the intense impact of the 9-11 attacks on immigration and border traffic.
Elissa Rivas Career
This anchor has been recognized for her work by receiving regional and national awards. Among them is the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, which she got for her continuing coverage of child abduction and murder in El Paso. After she documented teenage alcohol and substance abuse, she earned a National Communicator Award of Distinction. Elissa also earned a first-place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press.
At the moment she works at KTRK-TV (Houston, TX). Before joining this channel, she served as a television reporter with the Cox media group as well as a reporter with KYMA-TV. You can find her reporting on Houston traffic in the evening newscasts. She loves to hear from viewers about the stories she covers and with new ideas for stories.
She is proud to be involved with the Adult Reading Center of Pearland. This is so because her own parents inspired her on matters of education. Rivas emcees the organization’s Red Hat Literacy Luncheon once a year. To show her commitment, the Adult Reading Center started a scholarship in her name, “The Elissa Rivas Scholarship Fund.” The scholarships honor the drive of their clients who have learned to read as adults, and fund their continued education — GED, community college, and beyond.”
Rivas and her husband, when out of work, spend most of their time trying to keep up with their little children. Elissa enjoys the challenge of being a full-time journalist as well as a full-time mother.
Elissa Rivas Salary
Just like most of the American anchors in her category, Rivas earns a salary between $100,000-$170,000 annually.
Elissa Rivas Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is $2.1 million.