As a journalist, Geraldo Rivera has had a long and successful career in the media industry. He is a familiar face to many viewers of Fox News, where he has been a correspondent and commentator for several years.
Geraldo Rivera was born on July 4, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents, Lillian Friedman and Cruz “Allen” Rivera, were both Puerto Rican. His mother worked as a waitress, and his father was a restaurant worker and cab driver. Geraldo grew up in West Babylon, New York, and attended the University of Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965.
Career in Journalism
After graduating from college, Geraldo Rivera began his career as a reporter for the Eyewitness News team at WABC-TV in New York City. In 1970, he joined ABC News, where he worked as a correspondent for several programs, including 20/20 and Nightline. He gained national attention for his coverage of the Watergate scandal, which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
In the 1980s, Geraldo Rivera hosted his own talk show, The Geraldo Rivera Show, which was known for its controversial topics and guests. He also hosted the daytime talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998.
In 2001, Geraldo Rivera joined Fox News as a war correspondent, covering the conflict in Afghanistan. He has since become a regular commentator and correspondent for the network, appearing on programs such as The Five, Hannity, and Fox & Friends.
Geraldo Rivera has been married five times and has five children. His first marriage was to Linda Coblentz in 1965, but the couple divorced in 1969. He then married Edith Vonnegut, daughter of author Kurt Vonnegut, in 1971, but they divorced in 1975.
In 1987, Geraldo Rivera married his third wife, journalist C.C. Dyer. They have a daughter named Solita Liliana Rivera. The couple divorced in 2000.
In 2003, Geraldo Rivera married his fourth wife, Erica Levy. They have a daughter named Isabella Holmes Rivera. The couple divorced in 2019.
In 2020, Geraldo Rivera married his current wife, Jennifer Lynn Gareis. They have a daughter named Paris Chute Rivera.
Geraldo Rivera’sFamily and Siblings
Geraldo Rivera has three siblings, including Craig Rivera, Wilfredo Rivera, and Sharon Rivera. His brother Craig is a television news producer, and his sister Sharon is a nurse.
Geraldo Rivera’s Height
Geraldo Rivera is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Career at Fox News
Geraldo Rivera has been a correspondent and commentator for Fox News for over 20 years. He has covered many major events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the Iraq War.
In recent years, Geraldo Rivera has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump. He has defended the Trump administration’s policies on immigration and border security and has been critical of the media’s coverage of the president.