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.
Polish off your resume because McDonald’s is going on a hiring spree. The fast food giant was making a well-publicized push to hire 50,000 workers Tuesday.
A group of high school students in Woodmere raised over $4,000 and donated 147 boxes of Passover supplies for needy families on Long Island.
Angel Palencia, of Medford, is accused of stealing paintings, sterling silver and a stamp collection from upscale Long Island homes. He was arraigned Friday.
Toscano, 22, a dark-haired beauty from Howard Beach, managed to remain composed on stage as the judges decried the results.
There was a flurry of activity near Gilgo Beach along the Ocean Parkway on Wednesday in the investigation into a possible serial killer after eight bodies were discovered in the area since December.
Locals from Oak Beach complain property values are plummeting after officials found five bodies in the area and announced that a possible serial killer is on the loose.
Parents in Bellport organized a petition drive pushing to get the dump permanently closed and cleaned up.
The search continues for a missing 24-year-old New Jersey woman after police determined the remains found off Ocean Parkway Tuesday are not those of Shannan Gilbert.
Emily Samantha Ruiz is returning from Guatemala Tuesday night and will be reunited with her parents and younger brother in Brentwood.
An upcoming event on Long Island will raise money for residents of Japan who have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.
Kathleen Rice’s office has sent letters to local and state inmates jailed in Nassau County for drug or drunken-driving convictions.
Steve Linzer’s family said he was strong and healthy and were shocked after he died within 12 hours of contracting a quick-spreading infection last Wednesday.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 2 percent plastic surgery jump nationwide in just one year. In the New York metro area that spike may be even higher.
An important part of World War II history on Long Island has been saved from the wrecking ball.
A Massapequa homeowner suffered second degree burns as he desperately tried save his sister and brother-in-law from an early-morning fire. The couple, both in their 50s, died in the blaze.