Geraldo Rivera, age 75, he is a famous American attorney and television personality. He is well known for his popular talk show and is named as the senior reporter in the industry as well. According to his bio, Geraldo Rivera real name is Gerald Michael Rivera which is his birth name as well. He is also professionally named as a reporter and an author as well. Most of the people recognize him as for his contribution to his own talk show between 1987 to 1998. He has also accumulated a good fortune by working for the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large as the host. One can often find him appeared on Fox News programs regularly especially on the show named The Five.
Early Life and Education
Born with real name Gerald Michael Rivera, he landed this planet on July 4, 1943. His birthplace is at Beth Israel Medical Center located in New York City and was born to the parents named Lillian Friedman (mother) and Cruz “Allen” Rivera (father). His mother used work at a restaurant and his father was a cab driver by profession.
Talking about his ethnicity, Geraldo Rivera’s father was Catholic Puerto Rican and as far as his mother’s ethnicity is concerned, she is of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent. Most of his childhood age was spent at Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York. Talking about his education, he attended West Babylon High School. Later, he went to State University of New York Maritime College in 1961 and later moved to the University of Arizona and completed his graduation.
Career and Professional Life
During the early 1970’s, Rivera contributed to WABC-TV’s Eyewitness News as a reporter. He grabbed the prestigious Peabody award for his outstanding coverage at Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School showing the abuse and critical situation of patients with disabilities. He also went to ABC and contributed as a host for Good Morning America, 20/20 and Nightline.
In 1987, he became the host and producer for the popular talk show Geraldo which successfully aired for continuous 11 years. He also joined Rivera Live which is a CNBC evening news and interview show which run from 1994 to 2001. He was also spotted in the series named The Celebrity Apprentice during its 14th season. Apart from his television career, Geraldo has also presented numerous works in literature field releasing multiple books. His books entitled ‘Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn’t have to be that way’, ‘Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn’t have to be that way’ and ‘Willowbrook: A report on how it is and why it doesn’t have to be that way’ are quite popular and has increased Geraldo Rivera net worth somehow.
Moving to his personal life, Geraldo Rivera wife name is Erica Michelle Levy with whom he tied his knot in 2003. Looking at his past relationship records, he was first married to Linda Coblentz in 1965 and their relationship lasted for only 4 years. After a year, he started his conjugal life with the second wife named Sherryl Raymond which lasted for eight years. In 1987, he was married to C.C. Dyer. This time, his relationship lasted for a long period of time i.e. thirteen years.
The American reporter and host Geraldo Rivera is blessed with six children including Gabriel Miguel, Cruz Grant, Simone Cruickshank, Solita Liliana and Isabella Holmes.
Wondering the height of your favorite television host Geraldo? Well, he has an adorable height of five feet and 9 inches. His weight and other body/physical measurements are not clear.
Salary and Net worth
The renowned American journalist and television personality Geraldo Rivera net worth is 15 million USD. This hefty amount is accumulated from his long successful professional journey. Apart from his television and journalism career, he also earns money through his bestselling books.
Wiki and Facts
One can also find Geraldo Rivera’s biography on Wikipedia as well. You can find him on Twitter where you can get his latest tweets and updates @geraldorivera. He operates his website that can be reached geraldo.com.