Matt Rivers is an international correspondent for CNN, based at the network's Beijing bureau.
Matt Rivers is an international correspondent for CNN, based at the network's Beijing bureau. Rivers is responsible for covering major news stories from China and across the world.
Since joining CNN in 2015, Rivers has covered a wide range of stories in China -- including the one-on-one interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger during the opening of the Shanghai Disneyland. He played a key role covering Donald Trump's first official trip to Asia in both Beijing and Manila, and reported extensively from the Chinese-North Korean border exposing U.N. Security Council sanctions violations being committed. Rivers was also instrumental in covering the G20 Summit in China's Hangzhou, the breaking financial news in Chinese stock markets in early 2016, and continuous issues of South China Sea tensions.
Rivers has also covered major breaking stories across the world including the Istanbul Ataturk Airport terror attack, the earthquake in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture, and North Korea's ballistic missile launch.
Prior to CNN, Rivers was a reporter for CBS 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; KSAT-TV in San Antonio, Texas; and KTSM-TV in El Paso, Texas.
Known for specializing in breaking news and investigations, his three-part series into alleged campaign abuses by the Sheriff of San Antonio led to an investigation by the Texas Rangers. He has also reported extensively from the U.S.-Mexican border.
Rivers graduated with a dual degree from Syracuse University in New York where he majored in broadcast journalism and Spanish. Rivers can also shoot and edit his own work.