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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
  • Popular Amador County Winery Rebuilding after Fire

    PLYMOUTH — Nine months after losing a building in a fire, Helwig Vineyards & Winery is starting to rebuild. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for a new two-story building on the property. “My wife and I were in bed and we get a phone call saying, ‘There’s a fire at the winery,'” said owner David Helwig. Helwig remembers looking out his window last May and seeing flames shooting out the back of his business. “It was kind of surreal. […]

  • SWAT Standoff in Del Paso Heights Following a Shooting

    DEL PASO HEIGHTS — SWAT teams surrounded a home and shut down part of a neighborhood street as a precaution after a shooting incident Thursday night. Around 10 p.m., shotspotter alerted police multiple times to a shooting near 700 Grand Avenue in West Del Paso Heights. A victim was found in the area with gunshot wounds to the chest. The victim is said to have non-life threatening injuries. Authorities also found a car with multiple bullet holes. Screams and screeches […]

  • Reno Locals Place Their Bets Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

    RENO — While most of the excitement will be happening on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota this Sunday, more than 1,700 miles away in Reno the action is happening at Atlantis Race and Sports Book, where bets are going for both teams. “Well I gotta go with Philly,” said Mike Myles. Some people, like Myles, said they just can’t put money against Tom Brady. “They are the best team there is out there right now,” Myles said. […]

  • Carr Holds Community Meeting Against Gun Violence

    SACRAMENTO — Sacramento city council member Larry Carr held a gathering Wednesday morning at the Meadowview Community Center to talk about gun violence. “As we’ve seen through the last year, it’s been something that has plagued a lot of our streets,” Sacramento Area Congregations Together spokesperson Ryan McClinton said. “It led to a lot of bloodshed and life loss that needs to be addressed.” The Sacramento City Council voted recently to adopt a controversial program that offers a stipend to known […]

  • Family of Four Displaced after Overnight House Fire in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO — Around 2:05 a.m., Sacramento Metro Fire received a call about a fire at a two-story house on Kawana Court in Sacramento. Battalion Chief Griggs said they could see the column of smoke and flames from their station. When they arrived, a family of four was already outside. Sacramento Metro Fire are on the scene of a house fire on Kawana Ct @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/mkT9BcDF1q — Pedro Rivera (@PedroRiveraTV) January 31, 2018 The family says the fire started in the kitchen […]

  • Police Say Missing Sacramento Deacon has Been Found

    SACRAMENTO — The Elk Grove Police Department says Joe Hendricks, a Sacramento deacon who had been missing since Thursday, has been found safe. Hendricks’ family says he had last been seen Jan. 25 when he left to go to his job at PG&E. He is also a well-known deacon at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church in Sacramento for 11 years. Police found his car parked in front of someone’s driveway in Del Paso Heights on January 25. Hendricks’ family was notified that […]

  • Police Investigate Shooting Death in North Sacramento

    NORTH SACRAMENTO — Sacramento police are investigating a shooting death in North Sacramento. Police say the shooting happened near Eleanor Avenue and Rio Linda Boulevard just prior to 9:45 p.m. Sunday. The police department says a man in his 30s was shot several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene outside of the Westwind Apartments. The manager of the apartments told FOX40 the shooting had nothing to do with the complex. According to management, the fight started off the […]

  • Lawmakers Hear Impact Stories One Year after Right to Die Law Took Effect

    SACRAMENTO — Jackie Minor came to the state capital Wednesday morning to talk about someone very close to her — her father.  He was suffering from an incurable lung disease and made a difficult decision. “We utilized medical aid in dying option on September 15, 2016,” Minor said. Minor says her father was in bad shape and wanted relief from the constant pain. “After he took the medication I just remember we did the right thing. We did the right […]

  • People Head to the Sierra as Winter Storm Brings Low Snow

    DONNER PASS — The snow finally came to the Sierra ski slopes and many people were out Monday morning to enjoy the fresh powder. Greg Strydom was spending Monday with his daughter, Imogen, at Boreal. The North Tahoe High School student took a day from classes to compete in a snowboarding competition. The snowfall could not have come at a better time. “It’s starting to return to normal conditions,” Strydom said. Before last week, where the Sierras saw a foot […]