Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, TV personality, journalist, sailor, and reporter who is best known for hosting a lot of shows, including Geraldo at Large on Fox. He became popular for his investigative journalism on abused patients like John Lennon and Elvis Presley’s death.
In this article, I would be writing about Geraldo Rivera biography, age, wife, height, family, children, salary, net worth, and other facts about him. First, let’s take a look at his profile below.
|Date of birth
|July 4, 1943
|Simone Cruickshank Rivera, Cruz Grant Rivera, Solita Liliana Rivera, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Isabella Holmes Rivera
|Erica Michelle Levy
Geraldo Rivera Biography
Gerald Rivera was born on July 4, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, and his zodiac sign is cancer. His parents are Cruz and Lilian Rivera, and he has a brother named Craig Rivera. His dad, Cruz Allen Rivera was a cab driver and restaurant worker and of Puerto Rican descent, while his mom, Lilian, is a Jew, which means he has mixed ethnicity.
Geraldo attended West Babylon High School, and he attended the State University of New York Maritime, but he was later transferred to the University of Arizona, and he graduated from there in 1965 with a B.S. in business administration. In 1966, he enrolled in the Brooklyn Law School, and he did his internship under Frank Hogan, a crime fighter in the New York County District Attorney.
Geraldo Rivera Career
Before enrolling in Brooklyn Law School, he did a series of jobs, from clothing salesman to short-order cook. He began his career in 1970 with WABC-TV as a reporter for Eyewitness News. He won a Peabody Award in 1972 for the neglect and abuse of patients with intellectual disabilities. After this event, he started to appear on ABC national programs. He continued to host a lot of programs until 1987 when he started producing and hosting the daytime talk show Geraldo and the program ran for 11 years.
Rivera worked with CNBC until November 2001, when he left CNBC for Fox News. He left CNBC just two months after the September 11 terrorist attacks. In 2005, he engaged in a feud with the New York Times over the fact that he pushed a woman in order to be filmed. He appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars, where he partnered with professional dancer Edyta Śliwińska, and they were the first couple to be eliminated from the show. Also, Lamar mentioned his name in his song YAH and DNA for his negative comments about him.
Geraldo Rivera Wife, Family
Geraldo has been married five times. He married his first wife, Linda Coblentz, in 1965; however, their relationship ended in 1969.
Two years after his first marriage ended, he got married to Edith Vonnegut, but their marriage crashed in four years’ time. His third marriage was to Sherryl Raymond, but in 1984, they divorced.
Three years later, he married C.C. Dyer. Geraldo got married to his current wife, Erica Michelle Levy, in 2003, and they have been together till now.
Geraldo Rivera Children
Geraldo got his first child from his third marriage, and his son Gabriel Miguel was born in July 1979. His daughters Isabella Holmes and Simone Cruickshank were born in 1992 and 1994, respectively, by Cynthia Cruickshank. He has a daughter from his current relationship; in addition, he has a son, Cruz Rivera; however, much is not known about him.
Geraldo Rivera Net worth, Salary
Geraldo has earned a lot of salary as a journalist, and his estimated net worth is $20 million.