Elissa Rivas Bio, Age, Height, ABC13, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Elissa Rivas Bio, Wiki

Elissa Rivas is an American Anchor and Reporter working with ABC13 News in Houston, Texas serving the station as an Evening Traffic Anchor and Reporter. She has been working with this station in this role since February 2003.

Elissa Rivas Age and Family

Rivas who seems to be in her 40s was born in Dallas, Texas, United States. However, she hasn’t shared her birth date, month, year, and as well as parents.

Elissa Rivas Height

She stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Elissa Rivas Education

Rivas is a proud graduate of Vanderbilt University located in Nashville where she was majoring in Political Science and Communications. There, she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and Political Science. Additionally, while there, she was a Summer Academic Orientation Leader, Vice President of Education – Alpha Omicron Pi, and VUcept Board Member.

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Elissa Rivas Work Experience

Rivas works with the ABC13 Eyewitness team where she serves the station as an Anchor/Reporter. There, she does the traffic and news reports and anything else one may need to know. She has lived and worked throughout the Southwest and is now happy to be back home.

She kick-started her career in the television news in Yuma, Arizona working as a reporter and anchor. However, her heart still fell for Texas and therefore she made a return to the Lone Star State to live and work in El Paso. While there, she was covering the intense impact of the 9-11 attacks on immigration and border traffic.

Before joining ABC13 News, she served as a Television News Reporter for the Cox Media Group in El Paso, Texas Area between January 2001 and January 2003. Previously, she was also working with the KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona where she was serving as a News Anchor/Reporter between August 1998 and December 2000.

Through her hard and good work, she has been recognized by the regional and national RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for her continuing coverage of child abduction and murder in El Paso. Additionally, through her work documenting teenage alcohol and substance abuse, she has earned a National Communicator Award of Distinction and a first-place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press.

Her parents impressed upon her importance of education and it is for this reason that she is proud to be involved with the Adult Reading Center of Pearland. Additionally, she also emcees the organization’s Red Hat Literacy Luncheon annually. To honor her commitments, the Adult Reading Center started a scholarship in her name, “The Elissa Rivas Scholarship Fund.” This scholarship honors the courage and drive of their clients who have learned to read as adults and also funds their education, community college, GED, and beyond.

Elissa Rivas Net Worth

In Rivas’ career as an Anchor and Reporter, she has been able to acquire an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Elissa Rivas Salary

Rivas receives an annual salary that ranges between $35,000 and $100,000.

Elissa Rivas Husband and Kids

Rivas is married to Chris Stripes who happens to be a Fox 26 KRIV Morning Anchor. Elissa and her husband are blessed with two children whom they greatly love. Their second daughter, Sophia Stripes was born on the 21st of October 2013. She shares that she and her husband enjoy spending time trying to keep up with their daughter.

Elissa Rivas Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 15,900 followers, around 35,000 thousand followers on her Facebook page, and 1,776 followers on her Instagram account.