UP alumna newest news anchor in New York

Frances Rivera has joined New York’s WPIX Morning News on Ch. 11. She was a popular anchor at NBC-affiliate WHDH-TV (7) in Boston,

The University of the Philippines alumna now grace the television screens of viewers in New York and New Jersey.

Rivera, an Emmy Award winner, cited personal reasons for giving up her high-profile job in Boston, where she is considered a stylish fashionista.

She said she wants her 11-month-old daughter Tessa to be close to her mother and brother, who live in New Jersey.

Rivera’s work had been honored by the prestigious Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (New England chapter).

Rivera was only three when she and her family, including two brothers, immigrated to Austin, and later to Dallas, Texas.

She returned to the Philippines to finish her studies and earned a degree in Journalism from UP Diliman.

She returned to the US after graduation and worked with KWTV (CBS) in Oklahoma City.

Updated: 10/06/2011 — 04:02:26