Mark Rivera New WLS Weekend Anchor-Reporter
ABC O&O WLS Chicago (DMA 3) is adding Mark Rivera to the ABC 7 Eyewitness News team as weekend morning news anchor and reporter. His start date is Dec. 11.
Rivera comes from WTSP Tampa, Fla., where he was the station’s weekend morning news anchor and political reporter. While on the anchor desk there, he provided six hours of non-stop coverage of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in nearby Orlando. As the station’s political reporter, he covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign rallies, questioned Vice President Mike Pence about Russian influence and co-moderated a heated congressional debate.
In addition to the political beat, Rivera has reported on a wide range of stories from the hurricanes that devastated Florida to a family whose son is a five-organ transplant survivor.
Prior to WTSP, Rivera worked at WAND Decatur, Ill., where he anchored a two-hour daily newscast, reported breaking news and wrote, edited and reported a weekly feature piece focused on the local community.
Rivera is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.