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Frances Rivera Biography

Frances Rivera

Facts of Frances Rivera

Date of Birth: 1970
Birth Nation: Philippines
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Frances Rivera
Birth Name Frances Rivera
Nationality Filipino-American
Birth Place/City Philippines
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 33-24-35
Breast Size 33
Waist size 24
Hip Size 35
Married Yes
Married to Stuart Fraass
Children 2
Education University of the Philippines
TV Show MSNBC Live, First Look

Quick Timeline of Frances Rivera

1970 Born in Philippines
1994 Graduated from University of Philippines
2001 Joined WHDH-TV
2003 Married to Stuart Frass
2010 Birth of her first child Tessa
2011 left WHDH-TV to join WPIX
2014 Became co-anchor of MSNBC

Detail Timeline of Frances Rivera


Born in Philippines

Frances Rivera was born in 1970 in the Philippines and was raised along with her two brothers Andre and Marc.


Graduated from University of Philippines

Frances Rivera received her Bachelor's degree in journalism degree from the University of Philippines in 1994.


Joined WHDH-TV

Frances Rivera joined WHDH-TV in 2001 and she worked for the news station for 10 years until August 2011.


Married to Stuart Frass

Frances Rivera tied the knot with a Boston mortgage broker, Stuart Fraass, in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 2003.


Birth of her first child Tessa

After 7 years of wedding, she gave birth to their first child who was a daughter, Tessa. Two years later, she went on to give birth to a son, Laz Conrad.


left WHDH-TV to join WPIX

On July, 2011 she decided to leave WHDH. Family and personal reasons were the factors behind her departure from the company according to the anchor. She then started broadcasting Hurricane Irene from August 28, 2011 in WPIX in New York.


Became co-anchor of MSNBC

She also left WPIX on August 6, 2013 accepting the buyout clause after working for exactly 2 years. She announced her departure from her facebook page. She then went on to join MSNBC in 2014 which was a dream come true for the talented TV personality.



Frances Rivera is a Filipino-American journalist and news anchor best known for reporting and anchoring Boston's NBC affiliate, WHDH for a decade.

Early Life, Family & Education

Frances Rivera was born in 1970, in the Philippines and was raised there along with her two siblings, brothers Andre and Marc by their parents.

The family was first moved from the Philippines to Austin, Texas and later to Dallas. Her family sent her back to the Philippines to finish her studies.

She has received a bachelor in journalism degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She is of Filipino-American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.


Following her graduation, Frances Rivera returned to the United States of America and started working at CBS Morning News in New York City.

She later worked for CBS affiliate KWTV in Oklahoma City and then for NBC affiliate KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas.

While working for CBS News' The Morning Show, she had covered the 1996 Presidential campaign. She has also co-hosted and reported for the PBS show Asian America.

Rivera joined WHDH in Boston in 2001 and later in 2006, she was promoted to the news anchor chair. She worked for the news station for ten years until August 2011.

She served as a morning news anchor for WPIX in New York City from 2011-2013.

Rivera joined NBC News and MSNBC in February 2014 and served as the co-anchor of Thomas Roberts on MSNBC Live.

Personal Life: Married Life With Husband Stuart Fraass

Frances Rivera is a married woman. She has been married to a Boston mortgage broker, Stuart Fraass. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in 2003.

After seven long years of their wedding, the husband-wife duo welcomed their first child, a daughter named Tessa, in 2010.

The couple also has a son named Laz Conrad River, who was born in 2012. The perfect family of four are living a very happy life together.

Net Worth

Being a successful news personality, Frances Rivera earns a decent amount of money from her journalism career. According to many online sources, Rivera has an estimated net worth of approx. $3 million.

Salary of the news anchor has not been disclosed. However, according to the PayScale website, a journalist in the United States earns $14.6 per hour and earns an average amount of $40,077 per year.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Body Measurement : 33-24-35

Height : 5 Feet 7 Inches

Weight : N/A

Age : 49-Years-Old

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