Michael Angelo Rivera is a student in the visual journalism program at Western Kentucky University with an expected
graduation date of 2013. He was the
2012-2013 Photo Editor of
the College Heights Herald. Rivera has
recently completed a photo editing
internship at ABCNews.com in New York.
He is also a contract photographer
at ZUMA PRESS. Rivera briefly attended
school in Texas where he sought
to earn a degree in criminal justice before realizing his true passion for journalism.
Growing up with Honduran parents,
Rivera speaks both English and Spanish
fluently. This proved to be
advantageous, growing up in
Duncanville, Texas. The first in his family
to pursue photojournalism,
Rivera hopes to cover conflict photography in
Central and South America after his graduation.