Elena Rivera is a producer for "On Second Thought." Before coming to GPB, she worked for KBIA in Columbia, Missouri, as a producer for the weekly community issues show "Intersection." She also anchored the morning newscast and reported on arts and entertainment, education and mental health for the station.
She has won awards from the Missouri Broadcast Association and the Kansas City Press Club for her production and presentation of the morning news, in addition to her arts and entertainment reporting.
She is originally from Rochester, New York, and graduated with a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.