Geraldo Rivera Bio, Age, Heights, FOX News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Geraldo Rivera Bio, Wiki

Geraldo Rivera is an American Emmy-Award-Winning Host/Correspondent/Reporter/Producer working with the Fox News Channel(FNC) team as a rotating host of The Five which airs weekdays from 5-6 PM/ET. He joined the FNC team in the year 2001 where he was working as a war correspondent.

Geraldo Rivera’s Age

Rivera was born on the 4th of July 1943 in New York City, United States. He is 78 years old as of 2021.

Geraldo Rivera Heights

He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

Geraldo Rivera Fox News

Rivera works with the FNC team where he serves the station as a rotating host for The Five. Additionally, he also hosts COPS: All Access on Fox Nation, Fox News Media’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. This show provides a behind-the-scenes look at the risks that law enforcement officers face in the line of duty daily.

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Previously, he was also working as a correspondent at large for the network where he was providing live coverage and commentary on a number of breaking news stories. This includes natural disasters, and terrorist attacks, among others. The year 2015 saw him report live from Paris, France in order to cover the deadly terrorist attacks at the Bataclan theatre. Additionally, he was reporting from Baltimore where he was covering the death of unarmed adult Freddie Gray and the protests that followed. Later on, in the year 2011, he was reporting from Benghazi, Libya when he became caught in the crossfire between the Libyan military and rebel forces.

The year 2007 saw him take part in the FNC’s extensive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, the year 2001 saw him being stationed in Afghanistan to cover Operation Enduring Freedom and later in Bethlehem where he was covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, he also reported on the Iraqi elections from Baghdad.

In his entire career at FNC, he has also hosted hour-long specials for the network which include pieces on the late comedian Joan Rivers and singer Elvis Presley. The year 2009 saw him secure an exclusive interview with Joe Jackson, which was just prior to the death of his son Michael Jackson. Previously, he also secured an exclusive interview with the late Michael Jackson ahead of his tailor for child molestation charges.

Geraldo Rivera Work Experience

Rivera celebrates his entire career having worked in television for over 50 years now. He is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School. Rivera kick-started his career working with WABC-TV located in New York. There, he was presenting a series exposing the deplorable conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill. It is these award-winning reports that led to the government investigations and the institution’s eventual shutdown.

Prior to becoming the original cast for ABC’s Good Morning America Show, he was presenting the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy while working as a host of ABC’s Good Night America.

Additionally, he was also contributing to ABC’s 20/20 for about eight years where he was working as an investigative reporter. His hour-long report, “The Elvis Cover-Up” was, for more than two decades, among 20/20’s highest-rated shows. The year 1987 saw him begin producing ad hosting The Geraldo Rivera Show for about 11 years. Later in the year 1998, he went ahead to host a series of investigative specials on NBC. Additionally, he was also serving as a host of CNBC’s number-one-rated prime-time show, Rivera Live, where his critically acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC rating record.

He is a veteran foreign correspondent and has been on the frontlines in virtually every international conflict since the year 1973. Additionally, he has expertise in the Afghanistan region, where he covered the international drug wars of tribal territories in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is his vast experience that has spanned the violent coup in Chile and the Yom Kippur War.

Additionally, his experience has spanned the civil wars in Guatemala, the Phillippines, and Nicaragua in addition to the ethnic conflicts in Lebanon between(1980-1983). Additionally, it has spanned wars in Kosovo between(1998 1999), Bosnia, and Croatia. The year 2000 saw him go to Colombia in order to cover the country’s civil war. Additionally, he is the author of about seven books.

Geraldo Rivera Net Worth

In Rivera’s career as a Host/Correspondent/Reporter/Producer, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Geraldo Rivera Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Geraldo Rivera’s Parents and Siblings

Rivera was born and raised in New York, the United States to his loving parents, Cruz “Allen” Rivera, his father, and Lillian, his mother. Cruz was born on the 1st of October 1915 and unfortunately passed away in November 1987. His mother was on the other hand born on the 16th of October 192 and unfortunately, he passed away on the third of June 2018. His dad was of Puerto Rican ancestry through his father and was working as a cab driver whereas his mother was of Jewish origin and was working as a restaurant worker. He grew up alongside his brother, Craig Rivera.

Geraldo Rivera Wife/ Spouse

Rivera is married to his wife, Erica Michelle Levy with whom he tied knots in the year 2003. However, for him, this is his fifth marriage. He was first in marriage with Linda Coblentz. Geraldo went on to marry his second wife, Edith Vonnegut in the year 197 but unfortunately, they divorced in the year 1975. He later married his third wife Sherryl Raymond. The duo tied knot in the year 1976 and later divorced him in the year 1984. Rivera again entered into marriage with his wife, C.C. Dyer in the year 1976 and later filed for a divorce in the year 2000.

Geraldo Rivera’s first wife

He was first married to Linda Coblentz in the year 1965 and later divorced her in the year 1969.

Geraldo Rivera Kids

Together, the duo counts it a blessing to be proud parents to their daughter, Solita Liliana Rivera, whom he prefers to keep information about away from the limelight. In his marriage with Sherryl, the duo had a son named, Gabriel Miguel who was born in the month of July 1979. He is 42 years old as of 2021. Together with Dyer, they had two daughters, namely, Simone Cruickshank who was born in the year 1994, and Isabella Holmes who was born in the year 1992. Additionally, he is the father to his son, Cruz Grant Rivera who prefers to keep information about his mother away from the limelight. Together with Dyer, they had made six other attempts to have children which all led to miscarriages.

Geraldo Rivera Awards

Rivera happens to be an award-winning journalist having won the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award for the third time. This was for his NBC News documentary on “Women In Prison,” and the Scripps Howard National Journalism award for “Back to Bedlam.” Additionally, he also received more than 170 awards for journalism including the prestigious Goerge Foster Peabody Award, He also received three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Dupont in addition to two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.

How many kids does Geraldo Rivera have?

He is a proud father to his five children whom he has gotten from different marriages. With his current wife, the duo are proud parents to their daughter, Solita Liliana Rivera. In his marriage with Sherryl, the duo had a son named, Gabriel Miguel. Together with Dyer, they had two daughters, namely, Simone Cruickshank, and Isabella Holmes. Additionally, he is the father to his son, Cruz Grant Rivera whom he prefers to keep information about his mother away from the limelight.

Is Geraldo Rivera still on Fox News?

Yes. Rivera works with the Fox News team where he serves the station as a rotating host of The Five which airs weekdays from 5-6 PM/ET. Feel free to catch him every weekday from 5-6 PM.

What Disease does Geraldo Rivera have?

At the moment, he is okay and in good health. However, people tend to question the reason why he carries a cane with him. Unfortunately, the problem is attributed to a botched medical procedure he had undergone over a decade ago. He had gone to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, N.Y. back in the year 2010 where he went to have surgery done on his back. Unfortunately, the surgery had been botched and his right foot was severely affected according to The New York Malpractice and Injury Lawyer Blog. This surgery limited his ability to jog, ski, play tennis, or keep up with his 10-year-old daughter.

Geraldo Rivera Twitter and Facebook

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 339,830 followers, and around 60,000 followers on his Facebook page.