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!

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Recent Articles
  • Hundreds Gather at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery to Honor the Fallen

    DIXON — Men and women, young and old, came together at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery to pay their respects on Memorial Day. The ceremony kicked off with the sounds of a T-38 fighter jet soaring from above. For many, like Lance and Nancy Feldman, Monday was special. “Just remembering them, the memory of my dad and her parents, I mean, it brings tears still,” said visitor Lance Feldman. Lance’s father, Martin, was a Marine. Nancy’s mother and father, Kenneth and […]

  • Some Kings Dancers Left Disappointed as Team Switches to Co-Ed Group

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Kings Dancers have greeted and entertained fans for more than 30 years. “We as a team poured everything into this and we absolutely loved what we did,” dancer Morgan said. Hopes and dreams faded after the Kings announced last Friday that they will be switching from the traditional dance team to a co-ed hip hop group. The decision left some of the women on the team disappointed and upset. “It was a shock when we found […]

  • Healthy Grilling Ideas

    You wouldn’t know it by the recent rain, but summer is nearly upon us — and that means grilling season! Dietician Karina Knight shows us some healthy options for the barbeque.

  • Family-Friendly Hikes for Memorial Day

    Dyana Kelley, CEO of Camp California, stops by the FOX40 studio to talk about family-friendly Memorial Day hikes that are right in our backyard.

  • Who Are the Proud Boys and Why Are They Banned from Social Media Platforms?

    Facebook has recently banned several prominent figures the platform considers to be extremists such as Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan, as part of an effort to curb hate speech. Another group banned from Facebook is the Proud Boys. The Proud Boys have been called racist, extremists and have been accused of having ties to white nationalists. “The Proud Boys is a men’s fraternal organization,” Central Valley Proud Boys member Gabriel Silva said. The group considers itself a club. […]

  • Demonstrators Protest Outside School District after Racist Graffiti Found

    FAIRFIELD — Demonstrators protested outside the Travis Unified School District on Monday saying more should be done after racist graffiti was found at Vanden High School. While the school says they disciplined the parties involved, the Tri-City NAACP says it’s not enough. They want the district superintendent to be held accountable. “Since this has happened, I can see the difference in my son,” Edward Russell said. “The anger, the anxiety, the frustration.” Russell says his son, a senior at Vanden, […]

  • Panthers’ Shaq Thompson Returns to Sacramento for Youth Football Camp

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson has returned to his hometown of Sacramento for his annual Thompson Family Youth Football Camp. Thompson and his brother host the free camp for young athletes in grades 3 through 12. The camp is held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Beaver Stadium on the American River College campus. More information can be found here.

  • Angela and Brian from `The Office` Quiz Pedro, Bring Beer to Work

    Pedro is a huge fan of “The Office” and he had the chance to chat with Angela Kinsey and Brian Baumgartner about how he and Martina can bring a beer to work without getting in trouble. The famous former co-workers also quizzed Pedro on his knowledge of the show. 

  • Habitat for Humanity Converting Old Grow Houses into Affordable Housing

    SACRAMENTO — For years, law enforcement in Sacramento has been cracking down on illegal marijuana grow houses and making dozens of arrests. But what happens to those homes after the busts are over? Whether they knew about the grow or not, the homeowner faces hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines plus the cost of cleaning up what was left behind. Sacramento city leaders say they have an answer. “Unlike many cities that bust an illegal grow house and leave […]

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