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:

The Shaljian family stands outside their new home in Mount Sinai on May 27, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera)

Community Builds New Home For Long Island Family Torn Apart By Cancer

A Long Island cancer survivor is calling his neighbors’ efforts to reunite his family in a new house a dream come true.


Rally in support of the Nassau Coliseum plan outside the Nassau Legislature Building in Mineola on May 24, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Gather In Mineola In Support Of Nassau Coliseum Plan

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.


Jose Reyes (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Fred Wilpon (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images), David Wright (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mets’ Fred Wilpon Criticizes Reyes, Wright And Beltran In New Yorker Profile

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.


Aimes Towing and Collision, Freeport, LI (credit Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Business Owner Christopher Mignone Shot To Death Inside His Freeport, LI Shop

Forty-two-year-old Christopher Mignone, the president of Aimes Towing and Collision in Freeport, was shot to death Wednesday night.


Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver said they are separating. They acknowledged that they're both going through a "time of great personal and professional transition.'' (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Why Do Men Cheat? NYC Relationship Expert Sounds Off On Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Infidelity

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.”


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cuomo Outlines Pension Reform Plan At Hofstra

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.


Photo of Andrew Burrous, who was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday in Floral Park.  (Handout Photo).

Cops: Andrew Burrous, 9, Struck And Killed In Floral Park By Teen Getting Driving Lesson

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.


The Courtesy Hotel is demolished in West Hempstead on May 12, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Crime-Infested Courtesy Hotel In West Hempstead Finally Torn Down

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.


South Main St Pub in Farmingdale, L.I. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Off-Duty Police Officer Accused Of Pulling Out Gun At Farmingdale Bar

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.


Luke Pavlenishzili , 2, takes a rose from firefighter Joe Huber (R) while on the shoulders of his father George Pavlenishzili on the edge of a reflecting pool in memory of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Ground Zero September 11, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

9/11 Children Experience Joy, Fear After Hearing About Bin Laden’s Death

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 Lanham (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Computer Consultant Accused Of Swindling $3.6 Million From New York City Schools

Willard Ross Lanham, 57, is accused of stealing money that was supposed to be used to help connect city schools to the Internet.


Mummy Lady Gauteshenu receives CT scan at North Shore University Hospital (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

2,600-Year-Old Mummy From Brooklyn Museum Gets CT Scan

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.


Steve Bellone announces his candidacy. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bellone Announces Run for Suffolk County Executive

Babylon town supervisor Steve Bellone threw his hat into the ring for Suffolk County executive.


Sonic Drive-In on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon (credit: Facebook)

Burgers On Skates, Anyone? Sonic Drive-In Opens In North Babylon

North Babylon has gone back in time with the opening of Long Island’s first Sonic Drive-In.


Barbara Bottiglieri and her miniature Dachshund, Coco, on April 25, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Some Neighbors Defend Franklin Square Man Accused Of Tossing Neighbor’s Dog Into Street

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.




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