Matt Rivers Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Matt Rivers is an American Reporter and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in the year 2015.

Matt Rivers Profile

Matt Rivers is an American Reporter and Correspondent working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the network in the year 2015.

Matt Rivers Career

Rivers serves at CNN as an international correspondent based in Mexico City. He has reported on several stories such as the coronavirus crisis in Brazil and Mexico. He spent a couple of weeks in Brazil and Mexico in the year 2022 covering the immigration debate at the United States-Mexico border, the nation’s delays in the vaccine rollout, and the collapsing healthcare system. Rivers has been responsible for investigating a human smuggling chain in Ciudad Ju├írez, Mexico. There he witnessed 1st-hand how smugglers assist individuals who cross migrants into the United States in an illegal way while regularly putting the migrants at great personal risk along the way.

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Matt Rivers

Before being based in Mexico on CNN, he was based in the Beijing bureau where he covered significant news stories across the Asia Pacific such as the United States-China trade war; the protests in Hong Kong; and the historic legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan. While covering the relationship between China and Donald Trump’s administration, he played an integral role in the network’s coverage of Donald Trump’s 1st official trip to Asia.

Rivers was responsible for investigating the mass abuse of Muslims in western China in the year 2019. He together with his team traveled to China’s Xinjiang Province and Kazakhstan for a 3-part series. There they spoke to camp workers as well as ex-detainees who accused the Chinese government of torturing the detainees while going through political indoctrination. In the year 2018, Rivers gained rare access to Myanmar while covering the Rohingya refugee crisis, where he visited areas of Rakhine State for the CNN network. Also, he spoke to the wives of Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone (jailed Reuters journalists) and followed their imprisonment. 

Over the years with CNN, he has reported on significant breaking stories around the globe such as the Sulawesi tsunami and earthquake that caused devastation in the Indonesian city of Palu, and the Tham Luang cave rescue of 12 boys in Thailand. He has also interviewed high-profile names including Tsai Ing-wen (Taiwan President), Bob Iger (Disney CEO), Robin Li (Baidu CEO), and Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1 World Champion). He has provided extensive coverage of North Korean and Chinese relations, including the tensions across the South China Sea and the visit of Kim Jong Un to Beijing.

Rivers has worked for CNN Business where he covered technological advancements across China. Before joining CNN, he worked as a news reporter for CBS 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas; and KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas. Rivers is well-known for specializing in investigations and breaking news. He can edit and shoot his own work. When it comes to his education, Rivers is a proud graduate of Syracuse University. He graduated from the university with degrees in Broadcast journalism and Spanish.

Quick Facts About Rivers

AgeNot Available
SpouseAbe Decs
Net Worth$2 Million

Matt Rivers Age

Rivers’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Rivers is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 30s.

Matt Rivers Height

Rivers stands at a height of approximately 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m).

Matt Rivers Family

Information regarding Rivers’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Matt Rivers Wife

Rivers is married to his lovely spouse, Abe Decs. He occasionally posts about her wife on his Instagram Page. The couple has no children at the moment. When Rivers is not at work, he likes spending precious time with his wife, and their dog named Hugo.

Matt Rivers Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Matt Rivers’s Net Worth

Rivers has an estimated net worth of $2 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a Reporter and Correspondent.

Matt Rivers Gay

Rivers is neither homosexual nor bisexual, he is straight. He is married to Abe Decs. Information about their wedding and engagements is under review.

Matt Rivers CNN

At CNN Rivers works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Laura Jarrett
  14. Kristen Holmes
  15. Paula Hancocks
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