Adriana Rozas Rivera is a bilingual reporter and anchor who has been with the 12 News Team since February 2022. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Adriana realized the importance of strong local journalism in times of crisis when Hurricane Maria hit the island.
She went on to get a master’s degree in journalism at Syracuse University, winning the Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship for Minorities. As a native Spanish speaker, Adriana considers bilingualism her most valuable skill and she enjoys telling stories in both English and Spanish. She has focused her career reporting on underrepresented communities.
At the age of five, Adriana reported her first story: with a karaoke microphone in hand, she narrated a carnival ride accident in San Juan that she witnessed while she was on another ride nearby.
Before becoming a journalist, Adriana studied environmental and marine science at UMass Amherst and in Woods Hole. She also worked with a Massachusetts senator in his office and on his campaign.
In her time at 12 News, Adriana has tagged sharks with Rhode Island scientists, chronicled why Puerto Ricans changed a street name in Providence, and brought viewers a taste of Guatemalan coffee in the Ocean State.
Adriana now lives in Rhode Island and loves reading fantasy novels, quoting movies, buying makeup, and her dog, Goya.
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