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
  • 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 […]

  • Man Arrested after Placer County Chase Ends in Fiery Crash

    MEADOW VISTA — Sheriff’s deputies in Placer County arrested a man Tuesday morning after a chaotic chase and crash. Investigators say 31-year-old Brian Knee was able to steal the truck from a job site in Rocklin. Little did he know, there was a GPS system in the truck and wouldn’t be able to get very far. “They were able to guide our units, placer county units, to the vehicle fairly easily,” said CHP Officer Chris Nave. When CHP officers caught […]

  • 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.

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