Who Is Kasie Hunt? Truth About Her Family With Husband Matt Rivera

Kasie Hunt is an American journalist who currently works as a political correspondent for CNN. She got married to Matt Rivera in 2017 and together they have a son named Mars Hunt Rivera.

With the never-ending debate that is brought about by the divide in politics in America, there have been more than a thousand and one political correspondents who have appeared on screen to share their opinion on whatever it is that is grabbing the headlines at that moment.

Kasie Hunt is among those many correspondents to have appeared on screen, however, her name always happens to stick to the mind after each of her appearances due to her uncompromisingly direct and honest exchanges, some of which she has had with high profile politicians like John McCain, Jason Chaffetz, and Elizabeth Warren.

By all indications, Hunt, who has gained experience from covering political campaigns and the major events in the United States, appears to have the world at her feet and she does not need a fortune teller to tell her the trajectory in which her career is going. Read on to find out more about her achievements including details of her family.

Biography and Profile Summary

Age/Date of Birth:
37 years old (24 May 1985)
5 feet, 7 inches (1.73 m)
Husband or Boyfriend:Matthew Mario Rivera (m. 2017)
Parents:Father: Bruce Hunt
Mother: Krista Hunt
Net Worth:$3 Million

Who Is Kasie Hunt and When Was She Born?

Kasie Hunt was born on the 24th of May, 1985, in Wayne, Pennsylvania to her parents; father Bruce, a real estate design and construction manager, and mother Krista, a yoga teacher. Kasie has just one sibling, a younger sister named Carly Hunt who was a golfer for both Georgetown Hoyas and Maryland Terrapins women’s golf teams.

For her early education, Kasie Hunt attended Conestoga High School. She graduated in 2003 and proceeded to enroll at George Washington University where she studied International Affairs.

The young girl stood out in university as she graduated in 2006 with a magna cum laude degree. She subsequently studied for a master’s in Sociology at St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Kasie Hunt’s Interest In Journalism

During her time as a student, Hunt gave a hint of her interest in journalism as she took an internship position in the political unit of NBC News. Following the completion of her school work, she worked for a number of publications.

Her first job was for National Journal’s CongressDaily where she held the position of health policy reporter and famously wrote about the passage of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. By 2010, she was writing for Politico and covered the mid-term elections of the year.

The following year, she moved to join the Associated Press as a national political reporter and famously covered the presidential campaign of Republican hopeful Mitt Romney.

In 2013, Kasie Hunt returned to NBC News where she was charged with covering Congress and politics as an off-air reporter and producer. Sometime later, she began working for MSNBC as a political reporter before she was elevated to the position of political correspondent in 2014.

Two of the shows she is best known for appearing regularly on the two networks are NBC News’ Morning Joe and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. She also appears on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect.

Having earned her stripes in the field and impressed her bosses, Hunt was handed her very own talk show on MSNBC titled Kasie DC in 2017.

Meet Kasie Hunt’s Husband Matt Rivera

Kasie Hunt
Kasie Hunt, her husband, and child

Kasie Hunt is a married woman. She is married to her heartthrob Matt Rivera, an employee of NBC News who holds the position of Senior Digital Producer for Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.

Rivera, who has been working for the network since 2010, also works as a multimedia producer and reporter at The Wall Street Journal. He is even further an adjunct professor at New York University.

Born in 1982, Rivera is the son of retired sheriff Daniel O. Rivera and registered nurse Loraine V. Vetter. As the story goes, the pair met for the first time in 2012 and almost immediately started dating.

After a few years together, Matt clearly knew he was ready to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend and thus proposed to her in front of the picturesque Santa Lucia Mountains.

The couple went on to exchange vows on the 6th of May 2017, at Shenandoah Woods, a lodge and retreat facility in Stanley, Va. Marian Sieke. They reportedly then spent a two-week vacation in Thailand before returning to their jobs.

Kasie and Her Husband Have A Baby Boy Named Mars

In March 2019, Kasie Hunt and her husband announced that they were expecting a child later on in the year. On the 4th of September 2019, they welcomed a son named Mars Hunt Rivera who weighed 9 lbs., 8 oz at birth. To both parents, “Mars already has big things planned for his life since he started life at 9 and a half pounds.

Kasie Hunt and Rivera didn’t check the sex of their baby and were pretty surprised to find out the gender.


How Long Was Kasie Hunt Engaged to Matt Rivera?

Kasie Hunt and Matt Rivera in 2012 while working at NBC News in Washington D.C. together. Shortly after, they started dating and later got engaged in August 2016. Almost one year after breaking the news of their engagement, the couple tied the knot on May 6, 2017.

When Did Matt Rivera Become Kasie Hunt’s Husband? 

Matt Rivera became Kasie Hunt’s husband after they tied the knot on May 6, 2017. The two met and started dating in 2012 while working at NBC News in Washington D.C. together.

Matt eventually proposed in August 2016 and almost one year later, they got married at Shenandoah Woods, a lodge and retreat facility in Stanley, Va. Marian Sieke. They reportedly then spent a two-week vacation in Thailand before returning to their jobs.

Is Matt Rivera Still Kasie Hunt’s Spouse?

As far as we know, Kasie Hunt and Matt Rivera are still very much together. They celebrated their five year wedding anniversary in May 2022. Meanwhile, the duo have already become parents with the arrival of their son named Mars Hunt Rivera on.

What is Kasie hunt’s salary?

Kasie Hunt to earns between $1 and $1.5 million as a CNN anchor and chief national affairs analyst. Although the exact amount she receives is not known, it is believed that it’s higher than what she received at NBC.O

Why Did Kasie Hunt Quit MSNBC?

On July 16 2021, Katie Hunt shocked viewers when she ended her broadcast, announcing that it would be her last one as she was set to leave her position as Capitol Hill correspondent at MSNBC. “This is going to be my final broadcast with all of you,” she said. She went on to thank everyone who mad her time on the channel worth the while. However, she didn’t give a reason for her departure.

Where is Kasie Hunt Now?

After working for 8 years on NBC, Kasie moved over to CNN where she now works as an anchor and chief national affairs analyst. She serves as the host of a weekday political show for their new streaming platform CNN+ and also reports for CNN US, covering breaking and national news.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Kasie
Last Name:Hunt
Also Known As:
Political correspondent
Famous For:Hosting MSNBC's weekend program Kasie DC (2017 to 2020)
Colleges/Universities Attended:
George Washington University (2006), St John's College
Educational Qualifications:
Degree in International affairs
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
37 years old (24 May 1985)
Zodiac Sign:Gemini
Birth Place:
Michigan, United States
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 7 inches (1.73 m)
61kg (134 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Light Brown
Other Body Measurements:
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 25 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Marital Status:
Matthew Mario Rivera (m. 2017)
Family and Relatives
Bruce Hunt,
Mother:Krista Hunt
Mars - Son
Siblings:Carly Hunt - Sister
Other Relatives:
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$3 Million
Salary:$201,000 annually
Source of Wealth:
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with words and when she is not writing about people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some real, cool jams.


Featured Today

Fact Check

We strive for fairness and accuracy, if you've found a possible error or something that needs updating, please contact us

Related Stories