Geraldo Rivera Biography
Geraldo Rivera (real name) is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist, political commentator, TV host, attorney, and author working for Fox News. He joined the station in the year 2001. He works as a rotating co-host of the program, “The Five” from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Geraldo Rivera Date of Birth / Birthday/ How Old Is Geraldo Rivera?
Rivera is 78 years old as of 2021. He was born on July 4, 1943, in New York City, United States. He, therefore, celebrates his birthday on the 4th of July every year.
Geraldo Rivera Measurements/Height/ How tall is Geraldo Rivera?
Rivera stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Geraldo Rivera Partner/ Husband/Wife/Spouse
Rivera is married to his lovely spouse, Erica Michelle Levy. The couple tied the knot in the year 2003. This is Rivera’s fifth marriage. He first married Linda Coblentz in the year 1965 and divorced in the year 1969. He then married his second wife, Edith Vonnegut in the year 1971 and divorced in the year 1975. His third wife was Sherryl Raymond, who he married in the year 1976 and divorced in 1984. Rivera again married a fourth wife, C.C. Dyer in the year 1976, and filed a divorce in the year 2000.
Geraldo Rivera Kids/Children/Son/How many children do Geraldo Rivera have?
Rivera and Erica Michelle Levy take great pride in being mom and dad to their one daughter, whose names are currently under review. While Rivera was married to Sherryl Raymond, they were blessed with a son, Gabriel Miguel, who is 42 years old as of 2021, having been born in July 1979. Rivera and his fourth wife, C.C. Dyer, also had 2 daughters, Simone Cruickshank (born 1994) and Isabella Holmes(born 1992). However, Rivera and C.C. Dyer had 6 other attempts at having children, which, ended in miscarriage.
Geraldo Rivera Relatives/ Family
Rivera grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York with his loving parents, Lillian(mom) and Cruz “Allen” Rivera(dad). His dad was born on October 1, 1915, and passed away in November 1987. His mom was born on October 16, 1924, and died on June 3, 2018. Rivera’s dad had Puerto Rican ancestry through his father and worked as a cab driver and his mom was Jewish and worked as a restaurant worker. Rivera has a brother, by the name of Craig Rivera.
Geraldo Rivera Schooling/Education
Rivera graduated from West Babylon High School in the year 1961 and joined the State University of New York Maritime College. While there, he was part of the rowing team. In the year 1963, he made a transfer to the University of Arizona, where, in the year 1965, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
After graduation, he worked as a short-order cook and clothing salesman for a short time, before attending Brooklyn Law School in the year 1966. While at Brooklyn Law School, he worked as an intern with the New York County District Attorney under Frank Hogan(crime-fighter) and Harlem Assertion of Rights(community-based provider of legal services). He graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from Brooklyn Law School in the year 1969.
Geraldo Rivera Fox News
Rivera serves at Fox News as a weekday rotating co-host of, “The Five”. He began as a war correspondent at the station. He is also the host of FOX News Media’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, “COPS: All Access on FOX Nation.” This program provides a behind-the-scenes look at the risks faced by law enforcement officers in the line of duty each day.
Before his current roles at Fox News, Rivera worked as a correspondent, where he provided live reports. Also, he did every breaking story from natural disasters to terrorist attacks to many others. He provided live reports from Paris, France in November 2015, where he covered the deadly terrorist attacks at the Bataclan theatre. Also, from Baltimore, Maryland, he covered the death of unarmed adult Freddie Gray, and the following protests. In addition to his live coverage, he reported live from Benghazi, Libya in the year 2011, when he was caught in the crossfire between the Libyan rebel forces and military.
In the year 2007, he was part of FNC’s extensive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse. He took part in the coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the year 2005. Subsequently, he traveled to Bethlehem to report the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Additionally, he took live coverage of the Iraqi elections from Baghdad. He went to Afghanistan in the year 2001 to report Operation Enduring Freedom. He has expertise in the Afghanistan region, where he covered the international drug wars of tribal territories in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Rivera has been a host of hour-long specials for Fox News, including pieces on the late singer/actor Elvis Presley and the comedian Joan Rivers. He has also been responsible for securing an interview with Joe Jackson in the year 2009 after his son Michael Jackson died. Before that, he had secured an interview with Michael Jackson ahead of his trial for child molestations charges.
Geraldo Rivera Profession
Rivera works for Fox News. He got his start at WABC-TV in New York, where he worked as a reporter, presenting a series that exposed the deplorable conditions at the Willowbrook State School for people with mental illness. This report won WABC-TV an award and led to a government investigation, and ultimately, the institution was shut down.
Throughout Rivera’s career, he has won several awards. For his NBC News documentary on “Women In Prison” in the year 2000, he was awarded 3 Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards. Also, he holds the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for his documentary on “Back to Bedlam.” Rivera also holds more other 170 awards for his work as a journalist. He holds 3 national and 7 local Emmy Awards, the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and 2 Columbia-Dupont. Additionally, he holds 2 additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.
Geraldo Rivera Income
Rivera receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Geraldo Rivera Net Worth
Through Rivera’s career as a political commentator/TV host/attorney/author, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Geraldo Rivera Willowbrook
This is the original Willowbrook documentary that was aired on Eyewitness News. It spurred investigations and protests, and more than 10 years later, the closing of the Willowbrook Institution. He holds a Peabody Award for the documentary, and it persists to be studied in universities and colleges across the country.
Geraldo Rivera Sickness / What disease does Geraldo Rivera have? / What happened to Geraldo Rivera?
Rivera has not yet disclosed the exact information behind why he uses a cane, but it may be an attribute to a botched medical procedure that he underwent more than 10 years ago. In the year 2010, he went to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York to have surgery done on his back. His was been botched and his right foot was severely affected. Rivera hasn’t disclosed much about the situation in the years since it transpired.
On January 4, 2022, Rivera announced that was tested for Covid-19 and he became positive. Despite 2 shots of Moderna + Pfizer booster, he still tested positive. He said that his wife and daughter tested negative. This was actually the reason for Rivera disappearing from Fox News at the start of the year 2022.
Geraldo Rivera Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Rivera is active on his social media accounts. He has about 60,000 followers on his Facebook Page, about 341,775 followers on his Twitter account.