Geraldo Rivera Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Apr, 2016
Facts of Geraldo Rivera
Date of Birth: 1943 , July-4
Age: 75 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Geraldo Rivera
Birth Name Gerald Michael Rivera
Father Cruz "Allen" Rivera
Mother Lillian Friedman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York City
Religion Reform Judaism
Ethnicity White
Profession Attorney
Working For Television
Net Worth $ 15 million
Salary N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Light brown
Famous for Journalist, talk show host, writer
Married Yes
Married to Linda Coblentz (m. 1965–69) Edith Vonnegut (m. 1971–75) Sherryl Raymond (m. 1976–84) C.C. Dyer (m. 1987–2000) Erica Michelle Levy (m. 2003)
Children 5
Divorce Yes
Education University of Arizona
TV Show Geraldo at Large
Siblings Craig Rivera, Irene Rivera, Sharon Rivera, Wilfredo Rivera
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Geraldo was born as Gerald Michael Rivera on 4th July 1943 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity. He spent most of his childhood with his siblings, Craig Rivera, Irene Rivera, Sharon Rivera and Wilfredo Rivera. He is of mixed breed. Rivera is a Jewish as well. There were rumors that Geraldo was born as Jerry Rivera but changed his name to appeal Latino viewers.

Geraldo attended State University of new York Maritime College and then  the University of Arizona. After that, Rivera received his JD from Brooklyn Law School. He began as a reporter for Eyewitness News in WABC-TV. It then took him to having his own show named after him in 1987. Geraldo then went on to work for Fox News Channel as a war correspondent in 2001. He is seen in The Celebrity Apprentice and hosts the Geraldo at Large in Fox News Channel. Geraldo is currently seen in the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars with his partner Edyta. Geraldo is having a difficult time in the show catching up with the dancing bits. 

Rivera’s smart comments have attracted many of his audience towards him. He has a long dating history. Rivera likes to keep his affair private but they seem to slip out through his marriages. He is reluctant on speaking about his personal life in front of the public. Geraldo had an affair with Edith Vonnegut. They became very close. After years of dating, Rivera went on to get married with longtime girlfriend, Edith. They were happy for a couple of years but due to misunderstanding and disputes they separated and then finally had a divorce. Erin Michelle Levy in 2003. Erin is Geraldo’s 5th spouse. Geraldo is a father to five children named Simone Cruickshank Rivera, Isabella Holmes Rivera, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Solita Liliana Rivera and Cruz Grant Rivera. He loves his children and is seen spending time with them even though he has a busy schedule. The couple is living happily with their kids around supporting them at their old age. 

Rivera stands tall at the height of 5 feet 9 inches and is currently 72 years old. Rivera is aging really quick. However, he still has a well-maintained face and figure which may be due to his healthy living. He is adored by his fans for his exceptional reporting skills. People love his judgment on his show. His net worth is estimated to be a total of $ 15 million which depicts his huge salary coming out of his successful reporting career. The bio of the very talented and witty Geraldo Rivera can be found on various social media sites including Wikipedia, Twitter, and more.

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