Samantha Rivera

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SCHOOL: DePaul University

Samantha is TV6’s morning live shot reporter/MMJ. As the title suggests, she goes live every weekday to cover community events, breaking news, sports, etc. She also shoots/writes/edits various pieces throughout the week.

Samantha is a proud alum of DePaul University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations & advertising.

During her time there, she was an assistant producer under Carol Marin and Don Moseley with DePaul’s Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence, where she researched/curated interview questions for Carol, including her exclusive White House interview with President Barack Obama, and Pulitzer-winning journalist/Chicago Tribune writer, Clarence Page, amongst other responsibilities. Alongside that, Samantha was a sports beat/news writer for the national award-winning newspaper, The DePaulia, where she covered the women’s volleyball team, the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Metra fare increase, and DePaul’s Student Government Association. She’s also reported for DePaul’s Chicago Emmy Award-winning show, “Good Day DePaul,” where she shot/wrote/edited packages on the Cubs’ World Series win, 2016 Presidential Election, DePaul sports, and more. Samantha was also a part of the winning FOX Sports University team at DePaul who created a unique campaign for FOX and MLB's environmental sustainability efforts.

On top of school-related work, Samantha was a news/sports co-host for Univision and Radio DePaul’s ‘La Hora Picante’ on 1200 AM, a show for bilingual millennials. She was also a communications intern for PCG Sports Desk Media, where she had the chance to work with professional sports teams like the Chicago Bears and Cubs, and create original content for their “Fanagement” website.

Upon graduation, Samantha became a freelance writer for Prep Dig Volleyball, a website dedicated to covering women’s high school/college volleyball, nationwide. She’s also had her work featured in Chicago Magazine.

When she’s not at work, you can more than likely find Samantha working out, watching movies, or trying out new restaurants if she’s not completely broke that week. She’s also patiently waiting until her favorite fall shows return (Jane the Virgin, This Is Us, etc.), so she can have an excuse to cry at some really good TV – you know you do it too.

If you have any story ideas, please feel free to reach out to Samantha via email.

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