Elissa Rivas Biography
Elissa Rivas is an American reporter/anchor working at KTRK – ABC13 in Houston, TX. There she serves as a news anchor/reporter. She joined the station in February 2003.
Elissa Rivas Age
Rivas was born and raised in Dallas. She likes to keep her personal life private and hence has not yet disclosed the year and month she was born. It is therefore not known when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Elissa Rivas Height
Rivas stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Elissa Rivas Family
Rivas has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Elissa has any siblings.
Elissa Rivas Husband
Rivas is married to Chris Stipes. The couple has two daughters. During their free time, they like spending much of their time keeping up with their little girls. She enjoys the challenge of working as a full-time journalist and a full-time mom.
Elissa Rivas Net Worth
Rivas has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million which she has earned through her career as a reporter.
Elissa Rivas Salary
Rivas earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Elissa Rivas Career
Rivas serves at KTRK – ABC13 in Houston, TX as a news anchor/reporter. Prior to joining the station, she was working at Fox 26 KRIV. Besides, she served as a television reporter with the Cox media group and as well a reporter with KYMA-TV.
After her graduation from college, she took her first job in television news as an anchor and reporter in Yuma, Arizona. Elissa went back to the Lone Star State to live and work in El Paso since her heart still longed for Texas. While in Texas, she covered the intense impact of the 9-11 attacks on immigration and border traffic.
She was later recognized for her work by earning the regional and national RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for her continuing coverage of child abduction and murder in El Paso. Between her work on substance abuse and documenting teenage alcohol, she received a National Communicator Award of Distinction and also a first-place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press.
Rivas is an evening newscaster currently reporting in Houston. She enjoys hearing from her viewers about the stories she covers and the latest ideas for stories. Elissa is proud to join the Adult Reading Center of Pearland since her parents pressured her on the importance of education. When coming to her education, Rivas went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she focused on Political Science and Communications.
Elissa Rivas ABC13
Rivas is working at ABC13 where she works alongside other famous ABC13 anchors and reporters including;
- Steven Romo
- Erica Simon
- Katherine Whaley
- Collin Myers
- Kevin Roth
- David Tillman
- Rachel Briers
- Elita Loresca
- Travis Herzog
- Tom Abrahams
- Mayra Moreno
- Chauncy Glover
- Erik Barajas
- Samica Knight
- Ilona Carson
- Art Rascon
- Gina Gaston
- Melanie Lawson
- Tom Koch
Elissa Rivas Social Media Platforms
Rivas is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 150,000 followers on Twitter, 1,000 followers on Instagram, and 16,000 followers on Facebook.