Mona Rivera has covered everything from politics, crime, and business, to human interest stories. She was proud to fly with the Navy Blue Angels and not throw up or pass out during the aerobatic maneuvers!
You first heard Mona on WINS in March 2001. Prior to that, her career included stints as the news director of WQXR, the radio station of The New York Times; a national network anchor for the CBS Radio network; and a street reporter and anchor at WNEW-AM & FM. She has freelanced for The Wall Street Journal Radio network, NBC Radio News, and WPIX-TV.
Mona has won numerous awards including the prestigious Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York, and broadcast awards from the National Commission on Working Women.
Mona has an MBA in finance and a BA in journalism, both from New York University, where she was appointed a Macmillan Fellow for business journalism.
Mona is thrilled to be part of the WINS team. “I love digging for stories and interviews. To be working for 1010 WINS, the most listened to station in America, is a dream come true. I realize our stories have an impact on people’s lives and it’s a huge challenge and responsibility.” You can e-mail Mona at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retired Major Chuck Kilbride said last year they collected about a half million toys in Nassau County alone.
Dimitra Richardson, 82, and her son are now back home safe and sound in Malverne, but believe authorities were caught completely off-guard by the weekend snowstorm.
On Aug. 25, Jack missed his flight to California after escaping from his kennel at the American Airlines baggage check area in Kennedy Airport.
It turns out elite Great Neck North High School is only the tip of the iceberg as the tentacles of the growing SAT cheating scandal continue to spread across Nassau County.
Nadia Habib and her mom got a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 10 stating that they are being deported to Bangladesh next Thursday.
A newborn baby couldn’t wait for her parents to make it to the hospital before coming into world and decided the front seat of dad’s SUV would do just fine.
Speaking with worshipers at the Islamic Center Of Long Island, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera came across a variety of sentiments, ranging from uncertainty to optimism.
As Peninsula Hospital struggles to stay alive, it has been told to stop accepting new patients and transfer existing patients. Ambulances will also be diverted.
Roy Lester spent 40 years as a lifeguard until he was fired from his job at Jones Beach in 2007. He claims he was forced out because he refused to take his annual swimming test in a Speedo.
Suffolk County officials are seeking a preliminary injunction to restrain 37 self-admitted gang members from associating within a two-square-mile “Safety Zone” in Wyandanch.
The Hall of Fame was born seven years ago and has existed, up until now, only as a website.
Nassau County police stood watch Tuesday as about a dozen Verizon workers on strike picketed outside a residence in Westbury, where two supervisors were working to repair a phone line.
A 150-foot tall water storage tank and well station which was to fix a low water pressure problem will not be built in Wantagh after all.
Before hundreds of guests, 56 couples tied the knot on a terrace overlooking the famed Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale — which has twice been the home of the U.S. Open golf championships.
A kidney transplant is the latest joint venture of Michael and Jamie Mazzei, the father and son who operate one of Long Island’s premier beauty and style establishments, NuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset.