Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney. He is a reporter and an author who is also a talk show host. Currently, he hosts the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports and also speaks regularly on Fox News programs.

Early Life of Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943. He was born at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City, New York. He is the son of Lillian and Cruz Rivera. They were restaurant worker and cab driver respectively. He grew up with his parents in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York. He attended West Babylon High School. Rivera attended State University of New York Maritime College. There he was a member of the rowing team. In 1965, he attended the University of Arizona and got B.S. in business administration.

The career of Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera career begin when he got hired by WABC-TV as a reporter for ‘Eyewitness News’. Due to his outstanding work, he earned national attention and he was able to grab a Peabody Award. After he worked there, he joined ABC as a host of the show ‘Good Night America’. He got fired from ABC due to a controversy about Monroe and Kennedy relationship rumor in 1985. In 1987, he started a show titled ‘Geraldo’ which was hosted and produced by him. The show ran for 11 years and ended in 1998. The show was criticized many times.

In 2001, Geraldo Rivera joined Fox News Channel. There he covered the war in Iran. He again drew many criticisms in 2003 for reporting troop positions and the military plans. As a result, he was forced to leave the country. However, he returned to host his own show in 2005. He has made appearances in several television shows and films. Geraldo Rivera has made many contributions in the journalism sector. As he was from Latino descent, he was nominated for American Latino Arts Award (ALMA) 4 times consecutively. He has his own creations in journalism and that’s why he has been awarded more than 150 awards. In 2015, he made an appearance on the 14th season of the television series The Celebrity Apprentice. In 2016, he appeared on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars with Polish dancer Edyta Sliwinska.

The net worth of Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera is a famous journalist and his net worth is $15 million. He is the highest earning person among his colleague. His annually earning form the television series is about $700 thousand. Besides it, he also earns from other television shows and books. Currently, he resides in New York City with his family.

In the Personal life of Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera has married 5 times. His first wife is Linda Coblentz. They got married in 1965 and got divorced in 1969. His second wife is Edith Vonnegut with whom he married in 1971 and got divorced in 1975. Similarly, his third wife was Sherryl Raymond. Whom he got married in 1976 and got divorced in 1984. The couple has a son named Gabriel Miguel. He again married fourth time in 1987 with Cynthia Dyer. But this relation also did not get success and they divorced in 2000. The couple has two daughters named Isabella Holmes and Simone Cruickshank. Finally, Rivera got married to his fifth time with Erica Michelle Levy in 2003 and has a daughter with her named Sol Liliana. On August 14 he celebrated his 15th anniversary.

Facts about Geraldo Rivera

  • In 1991, he got chosen by People magazine for “50 Most Beautiful People” in the world.
  • His Fourth wife, C.C. Dyer, did not take his last name when they got married.

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