Elissa Rivas Bio, ABC13, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Kids, Education, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Elissa Rivas?

Elissa Rivas is an American journalist working as a news anchor/reporter for ABC13 News. Rivas was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in Political Science and Communications. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her little girl when she is not working.

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Elissa Rivas Date of Birth/Age

Elissa was born on October 9, 1978, in Dallas, Texas. She is 45 years old as of 2023.

Elissa Rivas Height

Elissa stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Elissa Rivas Parents and Siblings

Rivas was born and raised by her parents in Dallas, Texas. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Elissa Rivas Spouse/Husband | Chris Stipes Elissa Rivas

She is married to Chris Stripes. The couple has two daughters, Vanessa and Sophia, and they like enjoying their free time together.

Elissa Rivas Kids/Children

She has two daughters, Vanessa, and Sophia.

Elissa Rivas Education

She attended and graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, majoring in Political Science and Communications.

Elissa Rivas Career

Elissa began her career in television news by working as an anchor and reporter in Yuma, Arizona. She returned to Texas to live and work in El Paso despite her heart’s desire for the Lone Star State. She discussed the severe effects of the September 11 attacks on immigration and border traffic there.

Elissa has been awarded the regional and national RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for her ongoing coverage of a child abduction and murder in El Paso. This award is in recognition of her work. She received the Texas Associated Press’ first-place award for Serious Feature reporting and the National Communicator Award of Distinction for her work documenting teen alcohol and substance abuse.

She is now reporting on Houston traffic on evening newscasts in Houston. She enjoys hearing from viewers about the stories she writes and new story ideas. Elissa is pleased to be involved with the Adult Reading Center of Pearland because her parents instilled in her the significance of education.

The Adult Reading Center established a scholarship in her honor, “The Elissa Rivas Scholarship Fund,” in recognition of her dedication to the organization’s annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon. The scholarships pay tribute to the bravery and drive of their adult clients who have learned to read and help them continue their education, whether it’s GED or community college.

How Much Does Elissa Rivas Earn?

Rivas earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

How Much is Elissa Rivas Worth?

She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Does Elissa Rivas Have Cancer

Elissa has not shared any information with the public regarding her having cancer. This information will however be updated as soon as it is available to the public. She however does hold shows with cancer survivors.

Is Elissa Rivas Pregnant

Rivas, who welcomed baby No. 2 with her husband, Fox 26 morning anchor Chris Stipes Channel 13 reported that Sophia was born on Sunday and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Sophia joins an older sister, Vanessa. Stipes also posted a picture of his new baby girl on Facebook and Twitter to announce the birth. He went on to say that he’s taking a break for dad duty: I’ll be taking some time off from work to care for her and my wife; good luck to me!”

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Elissa Rivas Measurements

Elissa stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches. However, details regarding her other body measurements are currently not available to the public. This information will however be updated as soon as it is available.

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ABC13 News

Rivas works at ABC13 News where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Adam Winkler
  2. Briana Conner
  3. Gina Gaston
  4. Erik Barajas
  5. Erica Simon
  6.  Elita Loresca
  7. Jonathan Bruce
  8. Jeff Ehling
  9. Kevin Roth
  10. Jacob Rascon
  11. Melanie Lawson
  12. David Tillman
  13. Miya Shay
  14. Tom Abrahams
  15. Steve Campion
  16. Rita Garcia
  17. Rachel Briers
  18. Travis Herzog
  19. Brhe Berry

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