Frances Rivera was born on 15th November, 1970 in Philippines to Filipino parents. She later moved to Austin, Texas along with her family when she was 3 years old. The family then moved to Dallas, Texas along with 2 of her brothers. She did her schooling there, which she did brilliantly. She was sent to her homeland, Philippines, to complete her education. She started studying Journalism at the University of Philippines. She completed her graduation and returned to her family in Dallas. Her passion towards Journalism made her an ideal candidate for a great journalist and news anchor.
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She started her career at CBS Morning News in New York City. She later worked at Oklahoma City for CBS affiliate KWTV. She also worked at KFDX, which was a CBS affiliate located in Wichita Falls, Texas. During the 1996 Presidential campaign, she worked off camera for CBS News’s ‘The Morning Show’. In PBS show, Asian America, she served as the co-host and reporter. Her hard work was appreciated by her colleagues.
In 2001, she decided to leave CBS and join WHDH-TV in Boston. Her popularity with the American public began to grow due to her reporting and anchoring skills. She got promoted to news anchor chair in 2006. She continued to serve as a news anchor till 2011. She quit WHDH-TV in 2011. She joined WPIX TV in New York City, anchoring Pix11 Morning News. Her first major coverage in WPIX was that of Hurricane Irene. She was well respected by her peers. After doing an outstanding job for 2 years in WPIX TV, she decided to move on to MSNBC, which provides politics news and commentary from NBC News. She started as a co-anchor at MSNBC Live TV show along with Thomas Roberts. MSNBC Live covers in-depth stories and analysis on Politics. The MSNBC Live TV show was given the time slot 1-3 pm on weekdays when she joined. Her popularity increased after she joined MSNBC. She is currently working as an Overnight anchor for MSNBC Live.
She married her boyfriend Stuart Brass in 2003. Her husband is a Boston mortgage broker. The couple are blessed with 2 children. Her daughter, Tessa was born in 2010 and her son Laz Conrad Rivera was born in 2013. The couple has been married for almost 12 years. In spite of her hectic work schedule, she managed a perfect work-life balance. She takes care of her children and does not miss any occasion. Her net worth and salary are yet to be revealed. Her twitter id is @FrancesRivera. She is very active in social media, where she shares political news and stories. She has quite a number of fan following in social media. She is a huge fan of TV shows. Due to her Asian ethnicity, she has a huge Asian fan following who are living in America.
During her childhood, Rivera was very much to her family and her brothers. Her brothers Andre and Marc were always protective of Rivera.
Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020