Geraldo Rivera Profile
Geraldo Rivera is an American host, author, attorney, and political commentator working at FOX News Channel serving as the co-host of The Five. He is also the host of COPS: All Access.
Geraldo Rivera Career
Rivera serves as the co-host of The Five which is aired every weekday, 5-6 PM/ET on FOX News Channel. He is also the host of COPS: All Access which is aired on FOX Nation. On joining FOX News, he started off by serving as a war correspondent in 2001. He has enclosed several stories including natural disasters, terrorist attacks, presidential campaigns, and so much more. He went to Paris, France in 2015 and enclosed the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Theatre as well as the death and protests that followed Freddie Gray’s death.
In 2011, Geraldo went to Benghazi, Libya, and enclosed the crossfire between the rebel forces and Libyan military forces. He also enclosed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 as well as the Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007. Rivera went to Afghanistan and enclosed Operation Enduring Freedom and also went to Bethlehem and enclosed the Israeli-Palestinian war. He has also interviewed several newsmakers including Michael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, and many others.
Geraldo kickstarted his journalism career by working at WABC-TV based in New York where he served as a reporter. While still working at WABC, he also contributed as an investigative reporter to the station’s ABC’s 20/20. He, later on, began hosting and producing The Geraldo Rivera Show in 1987 for 11 years. In addition to that, he also hosted other series and shows on NBC including Rivera Live which was aired on CNBC.
Geraldo has also won over 170 awards including three national and seven local Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. He is also the recipient of two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards and two Columbia-Dupont. Geraldo went to West Babylon High School where he attained his High School Diploma. He later on joined the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School where he also graduated.
Geraldo Rivera Age
Rivera was born on July 4, 1943, in New York City, U.S. He is therefore 79 years old as of 2022.
Geraldo Rivera Height
Rivera stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Geraldo Rivera Family
Rivera was born and raised by his father, Cruz Allen Rivera who worked as a cab driver and restaurant owner, and his mother Lillian Friedman who worked as a waitress. His mother is of Ashkenazi Russian of Jewish descent while his father was a Catholic Puerto Rican. Growing up, he was raised alongside his siblings, Wilfredo Rivera, Sharon Rivera, Irene Rivera, and Craig Rivera.
Geraldo Rivera Wife/-Ves
Rivera has been in marriage five times his first wife being Linda Coblentz whom he married in 1965 and divorced in 1969. He later married Edith Vonnegut on December 14, 1971, and later on, divorced in 1975. On December 31, 1976, he got married to Sherryl Raymond but then divorced in 1984. During the time Geraldo and Sherryl were married, they had a son called Gabriel Miguel who was born in July 1979.
After divorcing Sherryl, Geraldo moved on to marrying Cynthia Cruickshank Dyer on July 11, 1987, and divorced in 2000. Geraldo and Cynthia were blessed with two daughters called Simone Cruickshank who was born in 1994 and Isabella Holmes who was born in 1992. In August 2003, he married his now-wife, Erica Michelle Levy, and together have one daughter.
Geraldo Rivera Children
Rivera has two sons and three daughters the oldest being his son, Gabriel Miguel Rivera and Cruz Grant Rivera. He also has three daughters called Simone Cruickshank, Solita Liliana Rivera, and Isabella Holmes.
How many grandchildren does Geraldo Rivera have?
Rivera has five grandchildren who are still young and under the age of 12.
Geraldo Rivera Salary
Being one of the top hosts, author, attorney, and political commentators for FOX News Channel Rivera earns an annual salary ranging from $ 6 Million.
Geraldo Rivera Net Worth
Rivera has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a host, author, attorney, and political commentator.
Why did Geraldo Rivera’s son get arrested?
In 2018, Geraldo’s son, Cruz Grant Rivera bit and choked his nine-year on-again-off-again girlfriend, Meghan Burke. He was later arrested by the police but released after some time.
Geraldo Rivera Political Party
Rivera is an active member of the Republican Political Party.
Geraldo Rivera FOX News
Rivera is working at FOX News where he works alongside other famous FOX News anchors and reporters including;
- Lisa Boothe
- Guy Benson
- Deneen Borelli
- Shannon Bream
- Brian Brenberg
- Gianno Caldwell
- Rachel Campos-Duffy
- Sara Carter
- Jason Chaffetz
- Christina Coleman
- Emily Compagno
- Joe Concha
- Kevin Corke
- Janice Dean
- Reverend Jacques DeGraff