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Geraldo Rivera is a reporter, attorney, and former TV host.

Relationship Facts of Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera is married to Erica Michelle Levy {Compare Couple}.
Geraldo Rivera married on August 10, 2003.
💑 Anniversary in 64 days 💑
He is father of Five (Gabriel Miguel, Isabella Holmes, Simone Cruickshank, Cruz Rivera , Sol Liliana).
Geraldo Rivera is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Geraldo Rivera?

Geraldo Rivera is married up to fifth time up to now. He is now married to Erica Michelle Levy. They are together since August 10, 2003. The couple welcomes their daughter, Sol Liliana who was born in 2005.

Before, he was first married to Linda Coblentz in the year 1965. But the couple gets divorced in 1969.

Then he was married to Edith Vonnegut on December 14, 1971, and divorced in 1975.

Likely, his third wife was Sherryl Raymond. They were together from December 31, 1976, to the year 1984. They also have a son, Gabriel Miguel together born in July 1979. 

After that, he was married to Cynthia Cruickshank Dyer on July 11, 1987. The couple also has their daughter, Isabella Holmes born in 1992, and another daughter, Simone Cruickshank born in 1994. Though staying together for a couple of years, they get divorced in 2000.

Who is Geraldo Rivera?

Geraldo Rivera is an American reporter, attorney, and former television host. He has also written books.

Geraldo is known for hosting the tabloid talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998.

Moreover, He has also hosted the newsmagazine program, Geraldo, at Large, and hosts the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports.

Geraldo Rivera: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Siblings

He was born on July 4, 1943, in New York City, New York, the U.S. He was raised in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York.

His father’s name is Lillian Friedman Rivera who was a Puerto Rican Catholic, and his mother’s name was Cruz Allen Rivera who was of Russian Jewish descent.

He has two siblings a sister Sharon and a brother Craig. He holds an American nationality and is of mixed(Puerto Rican, Russian-Jewish) ethnicity.

In which school did Geraldo Rivera attend?

Rivera has his schooling at West Babylon High School. From 1961 to 1963, he attended the State University of New York Maritime College.

Afterward, he transferred to the University of Arizona where he graduated with a B.S. in business administration.

Rivera then studied at Brooklyn Law School in the year, 1966. As a law student, where he had his internships with the New York County District Attorney.

In the summer of 1969, he also receives a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in poverty law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He hasn’t much journalistic experience and so ABC arranged introductory broadcast journalism for him in 1970. It was held under Fred Friendly in the Ford Foundation-funded Summer Program in Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Geraldo Rivera: Career, Professional Life

Geraldo has his first reporter work from New York. Since then, he has also won many awards and accolades for performing his duties as a journalist now.  This also includes the Kennedy award for journalism.  He has taken the interviews with many famous personalities which also including the late Michael Jackson.

Rivera started his production and hosting career in the year 198. He worked on the daytime talk show, Geraldo. The show was aired for up to 11 years.

Also, From 1994 to 2001, Rivera hosted Rivera Live, a CNBC evening news and interview show which aired on weeknights.

He left CNBC in November 2001 – two months after the September 11 terrorist attacks – and become the Fox News war correspondent.

During a Fox News broadcast, he started disclosing an upcoming operation, even going beyond to drawing a map in the sand for his audience.

In 2005, he engaged in a feud with The New York Times over their claims that in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina,  he pushed aside a member of a rescue team in order to be filmed helping a woman in a wheelchair down some steps in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

On January 3, 2012, he started hosting a weekday radio talk show on WABC in New York, N.Y. The show is scheduled in the two hours between Imus in the Morning and The Rush Limbaugh Show on WABC.

On January 30, 2012, he also started hosting a weekday show on KABC in Los Angeles. He hosts the newsmagazine program, Geraldo, at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel.

Furthermore, Geraldo has also written a number of books.  He authored six books from 1972 to 2009.  His first book is published by the Vintage Books of New York in the year 1972.  The title of the book is “Willowbrook”.  A number of people like his work and he earned a good place as an author.

How much is the net worth of Geraldo Rivera?

Being a successful personality, his net worth is $15 million.

He currently resides at the 1.4 landscaped acres mansion with six bedrooms, six full and two half bathrooms. He has a Bentley car.

Social Media

Geraldo has over 367.7 K followers on his Twitter account.

Likely, his Facebook page also holds around 59K followers. He is not available on Instagram.

Geraldo Rivera: Rumor, Controversy

There were different controversies that arose in early 2003.

While traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq, he disclosed an upcoming operation on a Fox News broadcast.

Then, Rivera was expelled from Iraq and the military immediately issued a firm denunciation of his actions. As they tell that their operation is at risk by revealing it.

After two days of it, he said that he would report the Iraq conflict from Kuwait.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Geraldo Rivera stands with a height of 5 ft 9 inches weighing 78 kg. He has grey-colored hair and dark brown colored eyes.

Geraldo grows a thick mustache and usually wears specs. Likely, he has a tattoo on his left and right upper arm.

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