Tanya Rivero was named anchor/correspondent for ABC News NOW in October 2007. In this role, she anchors live coverage and news briefs for ABC News NOW, ABC's digital network, which delivers live breaking news and original programming. She also hosts two shows on ABC News NOW, "Healthy Living" and "What's the Buzz?"
Rivero files reports for ABC News' "Good Morning America," "GMA Weekend," and "World News." Versatile in her reporting, she has filled in to anchor "World News Now" and "America this Morning," ABC's overnight and early morning news programs. She has even stepped in as a reader for "Good Morning America" and "GMA Weekend." Recently Rivero anchored continuous live coverage of Michael Jackson's funeral and the Royal Wedding. Her reporting on women's health issues earned her the 2011 Media Award for excellence by NAMS, a U.S. based medical society.
Prior to joining ABC News, Rivero was a reporter and substitute anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS affiliate in New York. She joined the station in July 2005. There she covered breaking news in and around New York City and reported on a wide range of topics, including crime, politics and culture issues. She was also an anchor and reporter for News 12 -- The Bronx, where she anchored daily morning newscasts.
Rivero began her career in journalism at ABC News while she was an undergraduate. She worked as a desk assistant for "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" and the program's weekend editions.
A graduate from Yale University, Rivero holds a M.S. from the Columbia University School of Journalism. Before pursuing journalism, she was a corps de ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet.
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