New York City
Matt Rivera is a Senior Video Producer at NBCNews.com. He started this role in September of 2010. Rivera is responsible for producing Original Video Features such as 30 Seconds to Know, Future Tech, New World of Work, Paying it Forward, and Gadgetbox for NBCNews.com. His role requires him to produce original journalism and to coordinate Original Video Series sponsorships with the Ad-Sales team. Rivera reports to Bill Smee, Director of Original Production.
Rivera joined NBCNews.com from The Wall Street Journal, where he was a Multimedia Producer. In that role, Rivera was responsible for Page One video features, launched four Original Video Series with the Greater New York section, and produced daily on-air segments for WSJ.com, MarketWatch and Barron’s. He was also responsible for training reporters in video production and helped launch WSJ.com’s In-Depth video reporting initiatives.
Prior to his work at Dow Jones, Rivera was the co-founder of a small production company that focused on documentaries, reality television and corporate video.
Rivera has lead classes in video production as an adjunct professor at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute and as a visiting instructor at the Bauhaus-Weimar and at the BBC’s PDP program in Newcastle, England.
Rivera is the recipient of a 2008 SABEW award for his work with WSJ.com’s in-depth video reporting, and was nominated for an Emmy for his work producing Page One video reports. He was named a Taiwan Fellow in 2009 by the National Press Foundation. Rivera received the Sydney Gross Prize for Investigative Reporting upon completing his studies at NYU.
Rivera is the co-director of a feature-length documentary, The White House Hotel: Life at the end of the Bowery and has produced a number of short films including The Hair Man of Williamsburg, and Buy Any Jeans Necessary.
Rivera lives in Brooklyn, NY.