Geraldo Rivera is a popular American attorney, host and author. He was born on the 4th of July, in 1943, in Brooklyn, New York City, making his age lie at 73 this year. He was born as Gerald Michael Rivera to his parents Lillian (née Friedman) and Cruz "Allen" Rivera and has four siblings- Craig Rivera, Irene Rivera, Sharon Rivera and Wilfred Rivera. He is of white ethnicity and is American by nationality. He attended West Babylon High School and later joined the State University of New York Maritime College. Later he graduated from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He won the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in poverty law at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1969. He studied Journalism under Fred Friendly at the Colombia Graduate School. The popular Geraldo Rivera bio is given below.
Career and Net Worth
Geraldo Rivera has earned a huge sum from his professional career. He receives a good salary from WABC, which is estimated to be $700 thousand. Geraldo Rivera net worth is estimated to be $15 million, which he has earned through his profession. He sold his previous house of Edgewater for $1.8 million, which added to his net worth.
As a law student he interned at the New York District Attorney. In 1970, he started working for WABC-TV as a reporter for Eyewitness News. He was very successful at WABC-TV, covering serious issues and stories, such as the neglect for intellectually disabled patients at Willow brook State School, Al Capone’s secret vaults, etc. He was the first to mention AIDS on TV. From 1987, till its end 11 years later, Geraldo hosted a show called Geraldo, who was both impressive and controversial in the issues and guests it featured. In 1994, he began hosting a live show called Rivera Live on CNBC. Finally in 2001 he joined Fox News as a War correspondent, and went on to war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Iraq. His journey at Fox has gone on ever since. He is also an author, who released written seven books, his latest being published in 2009. He started hosting the radio talk show on && WABC in 2012 and a weekday show on Talk Radio 790 KABC. He became a runner up of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2015.
Is Geraldo Rivera married? Who is his wife?
Geraldo has married a total of 5 times. The first was with his ex-wife Linda Coblentz in 1965, but divorced in 1969. This was followed by marriages with Edith Vonnegut, Sherryl Raymond, Cythia Cruickshank Dyer, all of whom have divorced him. His final marriage has been with Erica Michelle Levy. They got married in August, 2003 and have remained together ever since. Rivera has a total of 4 children. His first son Gabriel was born to his second wife in 1979. His daughters Isabella and Simone were born to his fourth wife, while is youngest daughter Sol was born in 2005. In 1985, Rivera had an affair with Marian Javits, wife to senator Jacob K Javits.
Height- How tall is Geraldo Rivera?
Despite his age Rivera looks quite handsome and has a particular Hispanic look. He is broad shouldered with white hair. Geraldo Rivera height is estimated to be 5 feet 9 inches. He looks tall with his height maintaining a perfect body structure.
Wiki and Facts
Geraldo Rivera is an active user of social media; he can be followed on Twitter at @GeraldoRivera. More information about his personal and professional life can be found from Geraldo Rivera Wikipedia page and other wiki sites.