Elissa Rivas Biography

Elissa Rivas is an American born news anchor/reporter at KTRK-TV (Houston, TX). She has also worked with KTRK abc13 weekend morning and Fox 26 KRIV. She also worked as a television news reporter with the Cox media group and also a reporter with KYMA-TV.

Elissa Rivas Biography

Rivas took her first job in television news as a reporter and anchor in Yuma, Arizona. Still, her heart 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.

Elissa 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 earned a National Communicator Award of Distinction and a first-place award in Serious Feature reporting from the Texas Associated Press. you can find her reporting on Houston traffic in the evening newscasts. She loves to hear from viewers about the stories she covers and with new ideas for stories.

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.” He was working alongside  Katherine Whaley his fellow reporter.


She attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in Political Science and Communications, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and political science.

Elissa Rivas Age | Elissa Rivas Birthday

Rivas was born and raised in Dallas,  though information about her date of birth and year has not yet been disclosed to the public yet.

Elissa Rivas Family

KTRK-TV News’ reporter Elissa Rivas is known to be very private about her life. Her secretive nature has deprived us of knowing his early life, parents’ identity, and siblings’ details. Less is known about her life, she was born and raised in Dallas.

Elissa Rivas Husband

Elissa is married to Chris Stipes and the couple has two daughters, though less information about her husband and daughters has been disclosed, probably she has decided to keep her personal life private away from the public. She talks about spending much of their free time trying to keep up with their little girls.

Elissa Rivas Net Worth

News anchor Rivas estimated net worth is still under review. It will be revealed to the public immediately it’s out, but it evident that she received a good amount of money from his career as a news broadcast.

Elissa Rivas Abc13

American news anchor/reporter at KTRK-TV, Elissa has previously worked with KTRK abc13 weekend morning.

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Elissa Rivas Interview

Published: Monday, October 21, 2013

Source: www.chron.com

will likely be a tough day for Houston’s teachers, administrators and parents with kids in the school system.

The Houston Independent School District’s trustees are slated to meet today, and as KTRK-TV’s Elissa Rivas reports in today’s featured video, this is the day the ax falls.

The school system — like many public school systems in Texas — is facing a massive budget shortfall, in part from a trickle-down effect from the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Trustees will take up today proposed cuts in the budget that could lead to layoffs. The board will meet this evening, and up for consideration is reducing the amount of money each school gets for each student by $275 and reducing extra money given to schools with low enrollment. The board is also looking at the possible closure and consolidation at some campuses.

But even the cuts being considered tonight will get the district only so close to the $171 million shortfalls. There are differing opinions about whether or not it’s time to dip into the rainy day fund from the governor to our local leaders. 

Education advocates and some state legislators have called on the state to prevent massive cuts to education by dipping into the state’s rainy day fund. But Gov. Rick Perry yesterday reiterated that he did not want the rainy day fund tapped.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Get ready! This fourth of July travel holiday is expected to be busier than last year. AAA Texas says 3.5 million Texans are preparing to travel, an increase of more than four percent from last year. More than 49 million people are vacationing for the holiday nationwide. If you’re planning a longer road trip, beware of traveling the day before the fourth of July.

AAA predicts commuter traffic across the country will mix with holiday travel, and delays are expected to increase by 9 percent. In Houston, traffic is expected to be three times busier than usual between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Families hoping to travel across the area for local firework shows may want to time their drive carefully to avoid spending the holiday in traffic congestion. AAA Texas credits a relatively strong economy and low gas prices with the rise in travel numbers.

One of the most stressful parts of a trip is often the ride to the airport. As METRO Houston formulates plans for more ways to travel to Bush International Airport in the future, we decided to check out the current options in a race.

Between the traffic, loading luggage, and parking – sometimes you just need some help getting to the airport. Elissa Rivas took a SuperShuttle from the ABC13 studios, while Katherine Whaley drove and parked herself. SuperShuttle is a ride service that focuses on airport drop-offs and pick-ups. “Our pricing is very transparent. It’s upfront. We do not change pricing due to the time of day. It is always going to be the same,” said David Bird, President of SuperShuttle. “We consider ourselves the airport experts.”

Traffic was light just after rush hour on a Tuesday morning. While Katherine drove straight to IAH, Elissa shared her ride by picking up another passenger on the way, Shirley Chandler. “Traveling can cause a lot of anxiety,” said Chandler. “You want to make sure in terms of your transportation that everything is taken care of.” While Katherine made it to the airport before Elissa, it took her an extra 10 minutes to find parking. Elissa, who was dropped off at the terminal, actually made it into the airport to check-in faster.

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