Elissa Rivas Biography|Profile
Elissa Rivas is a skilled American journalist currently working at ABC -KTRK as an anchor. She was born and raised in Dallas, but after living and working throughout the Southwest, she is happy to make Houston her home.
Elissa Rivas Age
How old is Rivas? She is around 40 years old as of 2023. Her age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
Elissa Rivas Education
She went to college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in Political Science and Communications.
Elissa Rivas Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs.
Elissa Rivas Family
She was born in the united state, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Elissa Rivas Husband|Married
She is married to her beloved husband called Chris Stipes. After spending much of his career as a television news anchor, reporter as well as a sportscaster, now Stipes thriving in public relations as the director of media relations at a Tier One public research institution.
Elissa Rivas Children
Together with her husband, they are blessed with two daughters but she has not disclosed information about her children. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Elissa Rivas Career
Rivas went to college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in Political Science and Communications. She took her first job in television news as a reporter and anchor in Yuma, Arizona. Her heart has always longed for Texas so she returned to the Lone Star State to live and work in El Paso. There she covered the intense impact of the 9-11 attacks on immigration and border traffic.
Additionally, Rivas has been recognized for her work by receiving the regional and national RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for her continuing coverage of child abduction and murder in El Paso. Through her work documenting teenage alcohol and substance abuse, she received a National Communicator Award of Distinction and a first place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press.
Currently, Rivas reports on Houston traffic in the evening newscasts. She also loves to hear from viewers about the stories she covers and with new ideas for stories. Rivas’s parents instilled in her the importance of education, and that’s why she’s proud to be involved with the Adult Reading Center of Pearland. She emcees the organization’s Red Hat Literacy Luncheon each year, and to honor her commitment, the Adult Reading Center started a scholarship in her name, “The Elissa Rivas Scholarship Fund.” The scholarships honor the courage and drive of their clients who’ve learned to read as adults, and fund their continued education — GED, community college, and beyond.”
Rivas and her husband spend much of their free time trying to keep up with their little girl. She is enjoying the challenge of working as a full-time journalist AND a full-time mom.
Elissa Rivas Cancer
FIGHTING LUNG CANCER tomorrow at #LungLoveWalkHouston 💪🏼
Lung Cancer survivor, Stephanie Cervantes shared her story today with ABC13-Melanie Lawson and ABC13-Art Rascon. They were also joined by Lanni Boyd of the Lung Cancer Alliance who is organizing Saturday’s 5krun/1kwalk. I’ll be the emcee tomorrow morning at Buffalo Bayou Park.
Elissa Rivas salary |Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.