Geraldo Rivera, birth name Geraldo Michael Rivera is an attorney, reporter and TV host born on July 4, 1943 in New York City. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is mixed. He was born to Puerto Rican father Cruz "Allen" Rivera and Russian mother Lillian and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Geraldo is noted as a former attorney and the host of his self-titled show. According to Geraldo’s bio, he currently appears in shows like “The Five” and hosts “Geraldo Rivera Reports”.
Net Worth and Salary
Years of hard work and multi-professional career has led Geraldo Rivera’s net worth to stand at an estimated $15million. A handsome salary has boosted Geraldo’s net worth and pushed it to stunning figures. Geraldo’s wiki reveals that he has received his education at State University of New York Maritime College, University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School for his degrees. Geraldo’s career began as a reporter in 1970 from WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News”. The channel won him a Peabody Award and he moved onto ABC’s famous show “Good Night America”. He was the first to broadcast the mention of AIDS in US Television on May 19, 1983. He hosted his show “Geraldo” for 11 years since 1987. His show was controversial and was even deemed “TrashTV” globally. Geraldo hosted another show “Rivera Live” on CNBC from 1994 to 2001. He worked as a war correspondent for FOX News Channel on November 2001 after the September attacks. He has been to Afghanistan and Iraq for war coverage and thus been involved in a number of controversies throughout his entire career. His book titled ‘HisPanic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S’ was released in 2008. Along with this, several of his books have been published- notably ‘Exposing Myself’, ‘Special Kind of Courage’, ‘Puerto Rico: Island of Contrasts’ and ‘Willowbrook: A Report on how it is and why it Doesn't Have to be that Way’. He became a runner up of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2015. He hosts the newsmagazine program “Geraldo at Large” and has frequent appearances on Fox News Channel.
Geraldo’s married life is as diverse and interesting as his professional one. Geraldo River has been married a total of five times. His first wife was Linda Coblentz and second wife was Edith Vonnegut each of whom he was married to for 4 years. His third wife was Sherryl Raymond who he was married to for 6 years and fourth wife was Cynthia Cruickshank. Although he was with Cynthia for 13 years, they couldn’t sustain their relationship and got divorced. Geraldo’s current wife is Erica Michelle Levy and these two have been married to each other since 2003. The couple lives a jovial conjugal life despite their huge age difference, without any disputes in the relationship. Geraldo has a total of six children from all five of his marriages.
Height and Weight
At a solid height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.78 meters), Geraldo at 73 years of age still has a brilliant personality. He is quite ageless and looks as enthusiastic in his profession. His exceptional vocal and writing skills have made him stand out. He looks fit, expressive and bold on screen. He is often noted for his sturdy and strict personality and pin point discussions.
Wiki and Facts
Geraldo’s birth sign is Cancer. He is a beloved media personality and hence lauded all over the social media. It’s a shame that this experienced campaigner is unavailable of Instagram, but fans need not worry as he can be reached on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. His fans can find him on Twitter as @GeraldoRivera. He has 145K followers on Twitter. Additional information on his bio can be easily obtained from Geraldo’s Wikipedia and IMDB pages as well as various wiki sources.