Mona Rivera

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:

Brian Carey at home (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS Anchor Brian Carey Back On Air 5 Months After Brutal Attack

1010 WINS news anchor Brian Carey is back on the air five months after suffering a brutal beating in his Manhattan apartment.


Toys on display at Oheka Castle for the kick-off of the Marines Toys for Tots campaign on Nov. 3, 2011. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Marines Kick Off Toys For Tots Program On Long Island

Retired Major Chuck Kilbride said last year they collected about a half million toys in Nassau County alone.


A car navigates a snowy street. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Frustrated Motorists Stuck On Taconic Parkway For 12 Hours

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.


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Jack The Cat Found In Customs Room At Kennedy Airport

On Aug. 25, Jack missed his flight to California after escaping from his kennel at the American Airlines baggage check area in Kennedy Airport.


Two unidentified males are escorted by police after being arrested in an alleged SAT scam on Sept. 27, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau DA Rice: More Arrests Expected In SAT Cheating Scandal

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 (right) and her mom (credit: handout)

Queens Mother & Daughter Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

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.


Emma Schulz (Credit: Family Handout)

Selden Man Delivers Daughter In Front Seat Of SUV

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.


Muslims In New York City  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images, FILE)

1010 WINS 9/11 Series: L.I. Muslims Discuss Tolerance Ten Years Later

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.


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Department Of Health Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Accepting Patients

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 is suing the state for age discrimination (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Ex-Jones Beach Lifeguard Claims He Was Fired For Not Wearing Speedo

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.


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Suffolk County Officials File Papers To Create Anti-Gang Zone In Wyandanch

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.


Long Island Music Hall of Fame officials get key to new home in Port Jefferson (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Finally Has A Home

The Hall of Fame was born seven years ago and has existed, up until now, only as a website.


Verizon Workers Picket Outside Westbury Home As Strike Enters Third Day. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Verizon Workers Picket Outside Westbury Home As Strike Enters Day 3

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.


Site in Wantagh where a 150 foot high water tower will not be built because of community opposition. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Aqua New York Scraps Plan For Water Tower In Wantagh

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.


A couple walks down the aisle during a mess wedding ceremony at Bethpage State Park on Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Dozens Of Gay Couples Tie The Knot In Mass Wedding Ceremony On Long Island

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.



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