Stephanie Rivas is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and Morning Anchor for NEWS10 ABC Monday through Friday. Her passion for local news is rooted deeply in a personal commitment to her community. Stephanie is originally from the Southernmost tip of the U.S. in Key West, Florida. Although she’ll always be a “Conch,” she’s spent the last decade as a proud New Yorker.
Stephanie is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master’s in American Journalism. There, she learned the highest of journalistic standards and ethics, focusing on investigative stories and character-driven feature reporting.
At NEWS10, Stephanie anchored live breaking news coverage of the January 6, Capitol Riot and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn of Roe V. Wade. She closely covered the sexual harassment allegations against former Governor Andrew Cuomo and reported on breaking news of his resignation.
Stephanie has covered countless veteran and military stories. She presented local perspectives during the end of the Afghanistan War and hosted a round table with OEF/OIF veterans. In 2022, Friends of the Fighting Chaplain presented Stephanie with the Media Award for her continued coverage of local veterans.
Previously, Stephanie was a content producer, on-camera host, and freelance multimedia journalist. Her work has been seen on Netflix, CBS, Business Insider, Southerly Magazine, and the Freedom News Network. Additionally, Stephanie worked with American Patriotic Services, a non-profit organization that provides transition programs and morale services for veterans, active-duty military, first responders, and their families. As an ambassador, she traveled to military bases and hospitals across the globe and appeared on national morning shows, including the Today Show, Fox and Friends, CNN, and more.
For Stephanie, being a journalist is a calling, not just a job. Her weekly segment, “The Upside”, celebrates acts of kindness and achievements in the News10 viewing area. If you have a story idea or an issue that needs a spotlight, don’t hesitate to reach out to Stephanie at SRivas@news10.com.