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: email@example.com.
Several hundred union members, construction workers and Islanders fans gathered to implore the Nassau County legislature to approve a plan to replace the aging Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Mets fans might find themselves stunned after reading Jeffrey Toobin’s epic profile of Fred Wilpon in the latest issue of The New Yorker. At times Wilpon sounds more like a jilted fan than the owner of New York’s National League franchise.
Forty-two-year-old Christopher Mignone, the president of Aimes Towing and Collision in Freeport, was shot to death Wednesday night.
Like many powerful men, Arnold Schwarzenegger probably thinks rules don’t apply to him, says Dr. Anne Renee Testa, author of “The Bully In Your Relationship.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed he will propose a new, less generous pension system for future state, local and school employees that is designed to save taxpayers $93 billion over 30 years.
A 9-year-old boy, riding his bicycle on a sidewalk in Floral Park, was struck and killed yesterday by an out-of-control SUV operated by a teenager getting a driving lesson.
Cheers erupted as Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray gave the signal and a wrecking ball barreled into the Courtesy Hotel Thursday in West Hempstead.
Nassau County Police have launched an internal investigation after an off-duty officer was caught on camera apparently pulling out his gun and pointing it at a Farmingdale bartender.
Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children – an organization formed to help children deal with the loss of a parent, said the death of Osama bin Laden could be good for the children.
Willard Ross Lanham, 57, is accused of stealing money that was supposed to be used to help connect city schools to the Internet.
The mummy, named Lady Gauteshenu, was brought to North Shore University Hospital from the Brooklyn Museum. With the help of modern equipment, doctors can examine what is inside the mummy without disturbing the casing.
Babylon town supervisor Steve Bellone threw his hat into the ring for Suffolk County executive.
North Babylon has gone back in time with the opening of Long Island’s first Sonic Drive-In.
Jamie Sanchez is accused of throwing his neighbor’s dog into the middle of the street after an argument about the dog’s toilet habits.
Democrat Wayne Wink, a ranking member on the legislature’s finance committee, said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano isn’t playing fair.