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Mark Rivera

Age: 34

Title: Anchor and reporter

Organization: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago

Mark Rivera came back to work in his hometown when he joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as a news anchor and reporter in December 2017.

He is a skilled anchor and a versatile reporter adept at covering everything from big breaking news to politics and feature stories.

Since joining eyewitness news, he has covered fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic in the Chicago area and efforts to recover, helmed the anchor desk following civil unrest in Chicago after the death of George Floyd, and reported on the fight for racial and social justice in the city and state.

Rivera was awarded an Emmy for his work as an anchor during the high-speed chase and hours-long standoff between police and a suspect accused of killing a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy.

He and his wife Alissa are grateful to have welcomed a new baby boy this year.

Words of wisdom: “Strive for excellence. You may not always reach it, but your effort will propel you to better people, places, and opportunities than you could imagine.”