TRivens, LLC founded in 2003
Cornelius, NC 28031
North Carolina Small Business Enterprise HUB Certified
2023 National Association of Black Journalists Angelo B. Henderson Community Svc Award
A seasoned media veteran in radio, television, print, public speaking and community relations with a genuine love for the community and a passion for empowering others.
Launched Canceling COVID podcast in 2020.
As a radio veteran, the Smithville native has worn the titles of Program Director, Music Director, General Manager and Community Affairs Director. Her current show, 'Sounds of Inspiration with Tonya Rivens' is featured on Praise 100.9, Saturdays at 10AM. Her radio career also includes stints at WPEG (Power 98), WBAV (V101.9), WGIV/Streetz Charlotte (103.3) and as the first female jock on WPZS (100.9) in 2005.
Coordinates annual youth camps, youth trips, conflict resolution workshops, Gospel Brunch, Angels in Pink Luncheon (in honor of Breast Cancer awareness) and a successful, annual outdoor gospel celebration known as ‘Praise in the Park’ (Lake Norman Empowerment Festival), started in 2004.
When the building was purchased and renovated in 2003, it was the first business in Smithville since granddad died in more than 40 years. It's an historical black community in the south and the only neighborhood where black people could live during their time.
"I have known Ms. Rivens for many years, both through her work with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and as a reporter and On-Air Personality with both WCCB and WBTV. Not only is she incredibly thorough, professional, and efficient, but she is a joy to work with. "
"She is an individual of high intelligence with superior communication, organizational, administrative and leadership skills; and an ability to work with diverse groups of individuals. She uses her media career to support community efforts, to inform our community and to educate others."