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Frances Rivera can be seen on MSNBC LIVE WITH THOMAS ROBERTS weekdays 1-3pmET. She also serves as a fill-in host on other MSNBC shows . She came to 30 Rock in February of 2014.
Prior to that, the two-time Emmy Award winner, spent two years as the Anchor of PIX11 Morning News at WPIX (CW) in New York City.
From 2001- 2010, Rivera was in Boston where she anchored the 5, 6, and 11pmnewscasts on WHDH (NBC) as well as the10PM newscast on WLVI (CW). While at WHDH/WLVI , Rivera was recognized repeatedly by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England Chapter with several Emmy nominations. In 2003 and 2007, she won the Emmy award for 'Outstanding Anchor.'
Frances also worked on-air at KWTV (CBS), in Oklahoma City. Before that she was with KFDX (NBC), in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Prior to that, Rivera spent four years working behind the scenes at CBS News on the "CBS This Morning" show. In addition, she spent a year with the network's political unit on the campaign trail following the major events for CBS's national coverage of the '96 Presidential Election.
During that time, she was a freelance co-host and reporter for the nationally syndicated PBS program "Asian America."
She credits her Filipino heritage as the source of her adventurous spirit and dedication to community.
Rivera attended college abroad where she received her Bachelors degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines.
She lives in Manhattan with her husband and young daughter and son.