Jeff Rivera is an American writer | producer with an extensive body of work across all platforms, including TV, radio, and online. He is a contributor and entertainment reporter for the Huffington Post where he has interviewed nearly 200 high profile subjects.
Rivera began his career as a child actor which led to his becoming an assistant casting director for a C.S.A. member. Together, they cast bit parts, extras and principle roles in episodes of television, music videos, national commercials, video games, and feature films, such as episodes of CSI, America's Most Wanted, Subway Sandwiches, James Bond the video game, to name a few.
Eager to expand on his talent and interest in storytelling, Rivera turned his attention to writing. He became a bestselling author, co-author and ghostwriter of nearly 100 books.
Rivera has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR. Rivera has also written for Entertainment Weekly, Mediabistro/Adweek, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post.
Rivera is an internationally sought after speaker who gives inspirational talks on his life journey overcoming poverty and homelessness, as well as participates in panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others.
Rivera has produced social media campaigns, Skype/Google Hangout tours and web content for many high profile influencers, including Mark Cuban, Mark Victor Hansen, Jeff Kinney, Elmore Leonard, Mitch Albom, Stan Lee, Seth Godin, Nicholas Sparks, James Van Praagh, and cast members from from the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.
Rivera now develops film, television and web content full-time as a writer | producer.