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
  • Pollock Pines Still Dealing with Outages

    POLLOCK PINES — Pacific Gas and Electric reported Monday morning that hundreds of customers were without power in the Pollock Pines area. “Power was supposed to be on at 8 o’clock last night and it’s still not on,” Pollock Pines neighbor Heidi Keisler said. She and her two daughters went to Safeway Monday morning because her refrigerator wasn’t working without power and the food inside was starting to go bad. “We don’t have a generator, we just have a fireplace […]

  • Mental Evaluation Results of Man Suspected of Killing Newman Corporal Ronil Singh Sealed Until April

    MODESTO — A Stanislaus County judge has decided to temporarily seal results from a competency hearing that would determine if the man suspected of killing Corporal Ronil Singh is fit to stand trial. Paulo Mendoza (also known as Gustavo Arriaga) was in court this morning as his attorney Stephen Foley asked for the results to be sealed. Last month, Foley told the judge he believe his client was “too incompetent” to stand trial but now says he longer doubts the competency. […]

  • Using Social Media to Pick the Right Gym For You

    Pedro visited a few of the newer gyms in our area to check out how trainers and trainees are using social media to boost their workout experiences.

  • Placer County Breaks Ground on New Event Center

    ROSEVILLE — There’s going to be a new home for sporting events in the Sacramento region. After four years of planning, Placer County is getting its event center. More than $32 million will be spent building the new center. If weather permits, officials will be back for a ribbon cutting ceremony next February.

  • Thousands March through Sacramento on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    SACRAMENTO — Two separate marches on Martin Luther King Jr. Day converged at the Sacramento Convention Center late Monday morning. The city-sponsored March for the Dream kicked off in Oak Park and made its way to Sacramento City College, before making its way downtown. “There’s so much going on in the world and our nation’s capital that when we think about it from a community level, the changes that we can make, we know that we can reach those changes […]

  • Sacramento OES Testing Mass Notification Tuesday Morning

    The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services is testing its county-wide mass notification Tuesday morning. The alerts are expected to go out at 10 a.m. Officials are asking people to sign up for emergency alerts through their cell phones. Those interested in receiving the alerts can sign up for them here.

  • Single-Car Accident Takes Out Gas Line Outside Arden Fair Mall Parking Lot, Impacts Traffic

    ARDEN — A car crash Wednesday morning on Arden Way caused a massive gas leak. Several businesses were forced to open late, including the Arden Fair Mall. A loud hissing sound could be heard blocks away from where a silver sedan crashed into Pacific Gas and Electric equipment just before 7 a.m. “Upon arrival, crews found a person that needed to be extricated from the vehicle with some injuries. They removed that person,” said Sacramento Fire Capt. Keith Wade. “That person […]

  • Community Members Line the Streets of Newman to Honor Corporal Ronil Singh

    NEWMAN — The city of Newman spent Friday morning remembering and honoring the life of Corporal Ronil Singh. Blue ribbons decorate storefronts and flags were draped over windows, while hundreds stood together waiting in silence for the procession to make its way to the West Side Theatre. Family, community members, law enforcement and Corporal Singh’s trusted K9 Sam lined the streets outside the theatre waiting for their turn to honor Singh. Kimberly Lawson was one many who shared memories of […]

  • Local Artist Uses Thousands of Lego Pieces to Create Detailed Sculptures

    RANCHO CORDOVA — A local artist is using a popular childhood toy to create amazing sculptures and now his work is on is display at the Mill Station Arts and Culture Center in Rancho Cordova. David Tracy is proof you’re never too old to play with toys. His toy of choice? Legos. “You have to enjoy the process because sometimes I’ll be stuck in my apartment building for 15 hours straight,” Tracy said. For the last 10 years, Tracy has […]

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