Jessica Rivera

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Education

California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

Jessica was born and raised in the Los Angeles, California area. While in college and after graduation, Jessica worked as a reporter at Channel 3 News in Garden Grove, CA. She was a freelancer as a News Show Host and Red Carpet Reporter for Time Warner in El Segundo, CA. Jessica became interested in weather after being part of “The Audition” KTLA Morning News Weathercaster competition. Jessica did not win but knew she wanted to work in weather from that day forward. She joined WeatherNation and is pursuing her second Bachelor’s in Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Outside of weather, she loves time with her husband, three cats, two birds and dog. Yes, it is a zoo at their house! She also loves getting together with family and friends when she can and of course shopping. She’s from L.A. what can she say?!

Q&A with Jessica Rivera

What is your most memorable weather experience?
My most memorable weather experience is my first experience storm chasing. I would have never thought in a million years I would enjoy it because I have little patience and do not like adrenaline rushes. I am what you call a "worrier" of what could go wrong. I went out with our own Severe Weather Expert, David Neal. I trusted him and his experience and knew I was in good hands, it ended up being a great time. We caught a funnel cloud in Keenesburg, CO. and that was good enough for me. I now understand how people get bitten by the "storm chasing" bug.
Besides your parents who has influenced you the most in your life?
Besides my parents, I would have to say that God has influenced me the most in my life. I try my hardest to be the best person I can be day in and day out. I fail a lot, but at the end of the day I answer to Him, and knowing this keeps me grounded and in check.
What is a little known fact about you?
A little known fact about me is that I love Christmas music year round. I start listening to them the day after Halloween!
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
My hopes and dreams for the profession of weather is that I will be an On-Camera Meteorologist and make a great career of informing people about weather and keeping them safe during severe weather.

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