Dan Rivers Biography
Dan Rivers is an international correspondent working for ITV News. He is popular for covering special in-depth reports. Prior to working for ITV News, Rivers was a senior correspondent at CNN.
Dan Rivers Age, Wife, and Family
Rivers identifies himself as a United Kingdom citizen. However, his birthplace is unavailable on the internet. We searched through the internet and confirmed that his birthday is November 9, 1973. As of 2023, Rivers will be celebrating his 50th birthday.
Despite being a popular journalist, Rivers has been able to keep his private affairs away from the limelight. However, we have confirmed that Dan Rivers is married to an international journalist called Selina Downes, who has worked for Al Jazeera, Reuters Television, and now at Australia’s WIN news network.
From the data collected, we can claim that Rivers was born and raised in London. He was the only child of Dr. John Rivers, a nutritionist and senior lecturer working for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Senior Rivers participated in famine relief in Ethiopia. He also published articles for the New Internationalists. Details of River’s mother are unavailable. However, we confirmed that she worked as a biochemist.
Dan Rivers Education
Rivers went to school at Beechen Cliff Scholl located in Bath, Somerset, South West England. In 1992, according to his Linkedin, Dan went to Durham University to pursue a degree program in Social Sciences. After graduating, he went to Falmouth University where he graduated with a distinction in diploma journalism specializing in Broadcast Journalism.
Dan Rivers Career
Rivers has been in the journalism business for more than 2 decades. His experience is vast as he has worked in various media networks.
He first worked as an international news reporter for EuroNews in Lyons, France. Here, he covered special reports such as the fall of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.
In 2003, he joined ITV News as a reporter. Rivers covered international reports such as the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the break-up of Yugoslavia. In March 2003, he was sent to cover the humanitarian aid problems in Iraq. He covered the war in Iraq with the Royal Navy while broadcasting from a ship. While in Iraq, he covered attacks on Bhagdad and the minesweeping operations on the Iraqi coast.
Rivers later became a crime correspondent for ITV. He covered a series of police blunders, particularly the incident that led to the mistaken shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at a London underground station after the police mistook a Brazilian for a terrorist.
He joined CNN in 2006 as an investigative reporter. Rivers had exclusive interviews with high-profile individuals such as the Bali bombers, Thai prime ministers, and former US President Jimmy Carter.
He rejoined ITV News as a correspondent in September 2013. Rivers has covered high-profile events at the international level. Currently, he is reporting on the Ukraine and Russian 2022 War.
On March 29, 2022, Rivers did an exclusive report on the reality of reporting the frontline of Ukraine and the Russian war. He was in Ukraine for six weeks.
Now nearing his 50s, Rivers is actively reporting relevant news to the public. He did a story on the drastic fall of the murder rate in El Salvador after the country built a 40,000-capacity prison for arrested gang members. Lately, Rivers has been reporting severe weather conditions. The journalist reported that El Nino might kick in in 2024.
What is Dan Rivers’ Salary and Net Worth
Being a senior correspondent Rivers is one of the highest-paid journalists on ITV. According to sources, we confirmed that journalists at ITV get at least $50,000 as salary Annually. Rivers’ salary could be ranging from $70,000 to $75,000 per year. Rivers is a prime journalist with the like of Emmanuelle Chaze of France 24.