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:

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Authorities Investigating Deadly Car vs. Pedestrian Crash at Stockton Boulevard, Mack Road

    SOUTH SACRAMENTO — Authorities were at Stockton Boulevard and Mack Road Tuesday investigating a deadly crash involving a car and a pedestrian. Sgt. Vance Chandler with the Sacramento Police Department said they became aware of the collision around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday. A driver was going southbound on Stockton Boulevard when his van struck a female pedestrian crossing Stockton Boulevard. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. The driver stayed at the scene and […]

  • Match Day: Medical Students Find Out Which Hospitals They’ll Head to for Residency Training

    SACRAMENTO — The suspense is over for a group of medical students from the UC Davis School of Medicine. After interviewing with dozens of hospitals, it’s match day for hopefuls as they find out where they will be heading for residency training. “Today is an experience, you know,” Megan Gilbert expressed. An experience Gilbert and 92 other students have been waiting for. The future surgeon interviewed with 15 hospitals around the country hoping to be the right match. “It’s kind […]

  • Grant Program Aims to Help Economically Disadvantaged Enter the Cannabis Industry Legally

    SACRAMENTO –Since cannabis was legalized in California, thousands of entrepreneurs have tried or have successfully joined in on making green from the green. But, what about those from neighborhoods negatively impacted from cannabis criminalization in the past? It’s no secret, the decades long war on drugs did not treat everyone the same. Many say it all depended on what neighborhood you lived in. “Certain neighborhoods had a greater or disproportionate number of arrests for cannabis so neighborhoods like Meadowview, like […]

  • District Attorney: No Charges Filed in Stephon Clark Shooting

    SACRAMENTO — District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced Saturday that the officers who killed Stephon Clark will not face criminal charges. For nearly 80 minutes, Schubert discussed the moments immediately before, during and after Clark’s death. The District Attorney’s Office released its findings on its website. Click HERE to view the report. Schubert said her office’s job was to find whether a crime had been committed by the two officers. “The answer to that question is no and as a result […]

  • Sacramento City Schools Superintendent ‘Not Curling Up’ in Face of Deficit, Potential Teachers Strike

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Unified School District is facing a $35 million deficit and possible teachers strike but on Friday, Superintendent Jorge Aguilar made his message clear to Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members. “As long as we remain committed to upending the system I’m not curling up,” he said. Thursday night, the district’s board of education voted to cut an estimated $5 million in staffing and reduce early childhood programming. “Over the next few weeks, we will continue […]

  • Sacramento Police Investigating Homicide in North Sacramento near Norwood Avenue

    SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in North Sacramento near Norwood Avenue. The shooting happened Thursday, around 8:06 p.m., on Huber Court. When officers arrived to the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is still ongoing but investigators believe this was an isolated incident and there are no outstanding suspects. The victim’s identity will be released once next of kin has been notified. […]

  • IBM Joins Aggie Square Project on Stockton Boulevard

    SACRAMENTO — The University of California, Davis and city leaders on Thursday announced a major collaboration for its new Aggie Square project in Oak Park. IBM is partnering with the university to bring the latest in innovation to its Sacramento campus. UC Davis Chancellor Gary May made the announcement at the campus flanked by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Doris Matsui and representatives for IBM. “This opportunity to work with the Aggie Square team and the Aggie Square initiative is […]

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