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:

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (credit: Photo/Mona Rivera)

Critics Blast Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano For Adding Workers To Payroll During Hiring Freeze

Democrat Wayne Wink, a ranking member on the legislature’s finance committee, said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano isn’t playing fair.


McDonald's is hiring (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

McDonald’s Looking To Hire Thousands Of New Workers

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.


Students from DRS Yeshiva HS for Boys donating boxes of food to Kol Ditzrich food pantry in Woodmere. (credit:Ellen Warshall)

L.I. Students Donate Passover Supplies To Needy Families

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.


These paintings and a silver tea set were some of the items stolen and recovered by authorities. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

DA: Medford Man Stole Half A Million Dollars Worth Of Artwork In Hamptons

Angel Palencia, of Medford, is accused of stealing paintings, sterling silver and a stamp collection from upscale Long Island homes. He was arraigned Friday.


Pia Toscano. (credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night)

Queens Native Pia Toscano Eliminated On ‘American Idol’

Toscano, 22, a dark-haired beauty from Howard Beach, managed to remain composed on stage as the judges decried the results.


Shannon Gilbert (L), Mari Gilbert (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Gilbert’s Mom: Daughter Won’t Be Found Near Gilgo Beach As Search Continues

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.


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Oak Beach Residents Say Property Values Decreasing After Bodies Found

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.


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Angry Residents Call For Closure Of Brookhaven Town Landfill

Parents in Bellport organized a petition drive pushing to get the dump permanently closed and cleaned up.


Officer Looking for Remains in Oak Beach, L.I. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police: Body Found On Ocean Parkway Not Missing NJ Prostitute

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.


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Emily Ruiz, L.I. Girl Caught In Immigration Nightmare, Is Coming Home

Emily Samantha Ruiz is returning from Guatemala Tuesday night and will be reunited with her parents and younger brother in Brentwood.


LI Conservatory of Music Executive Director Patricia Schust and President Minsun Kim with flyer about benefit. (Photo: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Art Show & Concert To Benefit Japan Relief Efforts

An upcoming event on Long Island will raise money for residents of Japan who have been devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.


Nassau County Crime Lab (credit: File Photo)

DA Rice Notifies Inmates About Nassau County Crime Lab Problems

Kathleen Rice’s office has sent letters to local and state inmates jailed in Nassau County for drug or drunken-driving convictions.


Son Daniel Linzer, 20, holding memorial plaque of his dad (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Family Seeks Answers After LI Medic Dies From Infection

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.



New Numbers Show Jump In Men Getting Plastic Surgery

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.


Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel with Josephine Rachiele, 87, Lindenhurst, an original Rosie the Riveter, at American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale (Photo/Mona Rivera)

American Airpower Museum In Farmingdale Saved From Demolition

An important part of World War II history on Long Island has been saved from the wrecking ball.




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