Alexis Rivas

Alexis Rivas is an investigative reporter for NBC 7.

She comes to NBC San Diego from ABC21 in Fort Wayne, Ind. where she anchored the 5, 6 and 11 pm newscasts and launched the station’s investigative unit Digging Deeper.

During her time in Fort Wayne, Alexis won a National Murrow Award and Emmy for an investigation into a factory worker death that prompted an overhaul to Indiana’s workers compensation laws – marking the first changes to the statute in more than 30 years.

She started her journalism career at FOX28 in South Bend, Ind. as an MMJ and ultimately, as a weekend anchor. But Alexis began her professional career as an account executive at a public relations agency in Miami, booking clients appearances on local, national and cable news networks, and interviews in local and national newspapers, before switching careers at age 25, heading back to school and embarking on a career in journalism.

Alexis has an undergraduate degree in Public Relations and Art History from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Born and raised in Miami, Alexis is a proud Miami Hurricane and a shameless Miami Dolphins fan.

You can email her story ideas at: alexis.rivas@nbcuni.com

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