Geraldo Rivera Biography
Geraldo Rivera is an American journalist, attorney, author, political commentator, and former television host. He hosted the tabloid talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. He gained publicity with the live TV special The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults.
Geraldo Rivera Age
Rivera is 78 years old as of 2021. He was born on 4th July 1943 at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July every year.
Geraldo Rivera Height
Rivera stands at a height of 1.7 Meters.
Geraldo Rivera Family
Rivera is the son of Lillian and Cruz “Allen” Rivera a restaurant worker and cab driver respectively. Through his father, he has Puerto Rican ancestry. His mother is a devout Jew, whereas his father is a devout Catholic. Rivera had a bar mitzvah ceremony and was reared “basically Jewish.”
Geraldo Rivera Wife
He’s been married five times in his life. Linda Coblentz was his first wife, whom he married in 1965 and divorced in 1969. On December 14, 1971, he married Edith Vonnegut, whom he divorced in 1975. On December 31, 1976, he married Sherryl Raymond, with whom he had a son before divorcing in 1984.
He married C.C. (Cynthia Cruickshank) Dyer on July 11, 1987, and the pair had two daughters and six children who were created through IVF and miscarried. In the year 2000, they divorced. He is married to Erica Michelle Levy and they have a daughter together. In 2003, the couple tied the knot.
Geraldo Rivera Children
From his second marriage with Sherryl Raymond, he has four children, the youngest of whom is Gabriel Miguel, born in July 1979. Isabella Holmes, born in 1992, and Simone Cruickshank, born in 1994, are his two daughters from his fourth marriage to C.C., and Sol Liliana, born in 2005, is his daughter from his fifth marriage to Michelle. He disclosed on Fox News on November 13, 2015, that his daughter, Simone Cruickshank, was at the Stade de France at the time of the attacks and explosions; she survived with her friends and returned home safely.
Geraldo Rivera Net Worth
Rivera has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Geraldo Rivera Salary
Rivera earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Geraldo Rivera Education
He was a member of the rowing squad at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Throggs Neck area of the Bronx from 1961 to 1963. He then proceeded to the University of Arizona, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1965.
Geraldo Rivera Career
Rivera started as a war correspondent for FOX News Channel in 2001 and is now a rotating co-host of The Five (weekdays, 5-6 PM/ET). Rivera also anchors COPS: All Access on FOX Nation, the direct-to-consumer streaming service from FOX News Media. The show gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the dangers that law enforcement officials face on a daily basis.
Rivera previously worked for the network as a correspondent-at-large, providing live coverage and analysis of a variety of breaking news items, including terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and more.
In 2015, he covered the horrific terrorist attacks at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, France, as well as the death of unarmed adult Freddie Gray and the ensuing riots from Baltimore. Rivera was live reporting from Benghazi, Libya, in 2011 when he was caught in the crossfire between Libyan military and rebel troops.
He was a member of FNC’s extensive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007 as well as Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath in 2005. Rivera was assigned to cover Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001 and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Bethlehem later that year. From Baghdad, he also covered the Iraqi elections.
Rivera has hosted hour-long specials for the network throughout his tenure, including tributes to late comic Joan Rivers and musician Elvis Presley. He got an exclusive interview with Joe Jackson in 2009, shortly after Michael Jackson’s death. Prior to that, he got an exclusive interview with Michael Jackson, who died in 2009 after being accused of child molestation.
Rivera began his career in television journalism as a reporter for WABC-TV in New York, where he produced a series about the appalling conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill. These award-winning studies prompted a government investigation, which resulted in the institution’s closure.
Rivera hosted the first television broadcast of the iconic Abraham Zapruder video of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination as anchor of ABC’s Good Night America before joining the initial team of ABC’s Good Morning America. He also worked as an investigative reporter for ABC’s 20/20 for eight years. “The Elvis Cover-Up,” one of his hour-long segments, was one of 20/20’s highest-rated broadcasts for more than two decades. Rivera began producing and hosting The Geraldo Rivera Show in 1987, and he did so for 11 years. He hosted a series of investigative specials for NBC in 1998. He was also the anchor of Rivera Live, CNBC’s top-rated prime-time show, where his critically lauded coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial result reached an all-time CNBC rating record.
Rivera has won more than 170 journalism awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Dupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards, for his NBC News documentary “Women In Prison” and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for “Back to Bedlam.”
Rivera, a veteran foreign correspondent, has covered nearly every major international crisis since 1973. He is an expert on the Afghanistan region, having covered international drug warfare in both Pakistan and Afghanistan’s tribal areas. His extensive battle experience includes everything from the Chilean coup and the Yom Kippur War to civil wars in Guatemala, the Philippines, and Nicaragua, as well as ethnic conflicts in Lebanon (1980-83) and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo (1998-1999). In the year 2000, he traveled to Colombia to report on the country’s civil war.
Geraldo Rivera Al Capone
He began hosting The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults on April 21, 1986. Capone’s hidden vaults were discovered beneath the old Lexington Hotel in Chicago, according to the unique communication. A large number of people watched the two-hour show, but all they saw was dirt. “It was an enormously significant program — maybe the most notable profile program I’ve ever been associated with,” Rivera said in a 2016 interview with the Chicago Tribune.
Geraldo Rivera Illness
Geraldo Rivera was spotted exiting Manhattan Civil Court in July 2015, when he was apparently attending settlement talks in an effort to resolve his medical malpractice claim. He had sued the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street, saying that the defendant had made surgical blunders that had left him severely disabled.
He went to the healthcare center in 2010 for back surgery, according to his report. His right foot was handicapped after the procedure, and he claims that surgical blunders caused his medical difficulties. The lawsuit does not go into detail about what went wrong during the surgery, how the foot handicap developed, or how the surgeon may have allegedly breached the standard of care.
Does Geraldo Rivera Have A Tattoo
On his left fist, he has a Star of David tattoo. He did the ink work in 1974 after writing about Palestinian terrorists who massacred 22 children in a kibbutz nursery school in the Maalot kibbutz north. He is a member of the tribe, thus he felt forced to reveal himself on Oct. 28 at a banquet of the American Society of the University of Haifa. If they came for the Jews again, he said he’d clinch his fist and declare, “Here’s a tough Jew.”
Geraldo Rivera Show
His syndication-only daytime talk show aired from September 7, 1987, to June 12, 1998. The last two seasons were televised with the theme The Geraldo Rivera Show. Tribune Entertainment distributes the show, which was created by the Investigative News Group.
Geraldo Rivera Fox News
Rivera works at Fox News alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Marc Siegel
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Ashley Strohmier