Elena Rivera

Elena (she/her) is an award-winning health reporter with KERA, NPR's North Texas station.

She covers statewide stories on health access and equity, with a focus on mental health, maternal health and gender-affirming care. She has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Association of Broadcasters. She also served as the cohort captain for the Association of Independents in Radio's New Voices program from 2020-2022.