Born in Boston and raised in Miami, Fernando Rivero is the son of Cuban exiles, who immigrated to the United States, fleeing from the Communist Castro regime. A veteran creative professional in the film & television industry, Fernando has nearly 20 years of experience in Television and entertainment with companies like Warner Bros., Universal, FOX, FX, USA, CBS, ABC, BBC, Showtime, and Golf Channel.
Also a veteran of war, Fernando still serves as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan. He joined the Navy, receiving a reserve commission in 2003, motivated to service by the horror of the 9/11 attacks. His most recent deployment in the fall and winter of 2014 was to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and the international coalition against the ISIS threat in the Middle East.
Fernando serves on the board of American Legion Hollywood Post 43 and is a member of the Television Academy, PROMAXBDA, The Reserve Officers Association, The Association of the United States Navy, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Currently, Fernando is Senior Writer/Producer, On-Air Promotions for FX in Los Angeles, creating trailers and promotional spots for FX original series such as American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, Tyrant, The Strain, The Americans, Louie, and Archer, among others. He lives in Hollywood with his wife, Jocelyn.