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Pedro Rivera currently works as general assignment reporter weekday mornings for KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento, California as a Reporter in March 2017.

Prior to joining the FOX40 news team, Pedro spent 3 years working as a reporter at KHBS/KHOG 40/29 News in Fort Smith Arkansas. During his time in Arkansas, Pedro spent time covering national stories including tornado coverage in Mayflower, the shooting of Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper and the the death of country music singer Craig Strickland.

Pedro also worked at WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a photographer and editor for the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

While in Hartford, Pedro covered many national stories including the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Blizzard Nemo, and was live at the Boston Marathon bombing. Pedro also worked as a news assistant at NY1 news in New York in June 2012. Pedro was on location during Hurricane Sandy.

Pedro is a New York City native, but calls Albany, New York home. In 2012, Pedro received his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. (Home of the Setters!).

During his time at Pace, Pedro interned at WABC-TV in New York City as a sports intern. Aside from spending his summer watching baseball, he interviewed many New York athletes and baseball legends like Bob Gibson and Ron Guidry. Aside from his studies, Pedro was also a Brother of Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, where he served as chapter President and Province Governor.

In college, Pedro shot two documentaries along with a travel class.

In his free time, Pedro enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (Yankees, Eagles, Rangers, and Hornets) and working out.

Being from the east coast, Pedro is excited to learn about Northern California!

Contact Pedro with story ideas or news tips via email: pedro.rivera@fox40.com.


Recent Articles
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  • Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Collects School Supplies for Kids in Need

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  • Elk Grove Police Investigating a Shooting at Di Lusso Drive, Risata Way

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  • Del Paso Heights Community Discuss Commercial Pot Businesses

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  • Residents Voice Concern Over Illegal Pot Grows in Yuba County

    MARYSVILLE — One by one, more than a dozen people took to the microphone Tuesday morning at the Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting, voicing their concerns about illegal marijuana farms popping up in their community. “We’re the ones that suffer the consequences. We have areas where they move in and they can hide,” said Buck Weckman, who has been living in the area for 30 years. Weckman and his wife, Colene, presented a draft ordinance that would declare a […]

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  • Proposed Airline Fee Hike Gets Mixed Reaction from Travelers

    SACRAMENTO — Every time you book a flight out of Sacramento International Airport, a “passenger facility fee” is included in that cost. The fee is $4.50 but there’s a proposal in Congress that would up the fee to $8.50. “The passenger facility charge is for infrastructure, so it goes to improving taxi ways, runways, terminal improvements,” Sac International spokesperson Laurie Slothower said. “All the things you need to give a good passenger experience.” John Grech was waiting Tuesday morning for […]

  • Deputies Searching for Burglary Suspect in South Sacramento

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