Mark Rivera Bio | Wiki
Mark Rivera is an American journalist. He currently works as an anchor and reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News Team. Mark is also the station’s weekend morning news anchor and reporter. He began his career serving as a Managing Editor On-Air from 2009 to 2010. From 2010 to 2011, Mark served as a reporter and anchor at WDWS.
He was also working at Illini Media as a Web Producer the same year. Later, Mark worked as an anchor for 6 months at WAND-TV based in Decatur, Illinois. There, Mark anchored news and reported breaking news for two hours every day. He also wrote, edited, and reported a weekly feature piece that focused on the community around him. While working at WAND, Mark won a regional Associated Press Award for his reporting.
Mark Rivera Age
He was born in Plantation, Florida, United States. Mark celebrates his birthday on February 18 every year but his year of birth is currently not known to the public.
Mark Rivera Height
He is a man of average stature. Mark stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in ( Approx 1.7m).
Mark Rivera Family
He was born to his father Marine Bob and his mother in Plantation, Florida but grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois as their only child. However, he has not shared any details about his parents apart from his father’s name.
Mark Rivera Wife
He is married to his lovely wife called Alissa Marie. The couple tied the knot on 10 May 2014 but are yet to be parents. Mark, Alicia, and their dog Xena currently reside in Chicago. During their free time, they like going out and visiting different places in the city as well as exploring new places.
Mark Rivera Education
He graduated from a local high school in Florida before joining the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2007 to 2011. There, Mark studied and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Mark Rivera Abc
He joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team in December 2017. Mark serves as a weekend morning news anchor as well as a reporter. When he arrived at the station, Jennifer Graves, News Vice President described Mark as a “skilled anchor and a versatile reporter adept at covering everything from big breaking news stories to politics and feature stories.” His first major live story to cover for ABC 7 Eyewitness News was the funeral and procession of Paul Bauer the slain police commander occurred in 2018.
Mark reported on-air for more than three hours as Commander Bauer was being honored by the city and its residents. Prior to joining ABC 7, Mark was working at WTSP-TV based in Tampa, Florida. There, he was the station’s weekend morning news anchor as well as a political reporter. While still at WTSP-TV, Mark reported six hours of compelling non-stop shooting of the Pulse Nightclub in nearby Orlando.
As the station’s political reporter, he broadcasted Donald Trump as well as Hillary Clinton campaign rallies. He also questioned former Vice President Mike Pence about Russian influence. He as well co-moderated a heated congressional debate. In addition to the political beat, Mark has reported on many stories such as the hurricanes that devastated Florida and the story about a boy who is a 5-organ transplant survivor.
Mark’s colleagues at ABC include:
Mark Rivera Abc Surgery
About his surgery, this is what Mark posted on his Facebook page on January 24, 2019. “So it stinks not being able to move around much after surgery, but there are some awesome people in my life that are making it better. First, my wife took me to the doctor yesterday and stayed there for four hours until we got home. She has been such a kind and considerate person as I’m laid up on the couch. Then, there are my parents who came and brought me rice and beans for lunch today and are being so encouraging. My supportive in-laws, friends, colleagues, and managers at work have been incredibly compassionate during a frustrating and strange time…and then there’s Xena. We’re getting to hang quite a bit now. She’s my little cuddle bug. Thanks for all of the good wishes – fingers crossed I’ll be back at it next weekend”.
Mark Rivera Salary
His main source of income is his job as an anchor and reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News Team. Mark earns an average salary of $71,978 per year.
Mark Rivera Net Worth
He has accumulated a lot of wealth since he joined the media fraternity. Mark’s estimated net worth is $1,683,561
Is Mark Rivera Married
Yes. Mark is married to Alissa Marie. The couple tied the knot on 10 May 2014 but are yet to be parents. Mark, Alicia, and their dog Xena currently reside in Chicago.
Who Is Mark Rivera
Mark is an American journalist. He currently works as an anchor and reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News Team. Mark is also the station’s weekend morning news anchor and reporter.