Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera

Star Biography

One of media's most enduring broadcasters, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera is a Fox News senior correspondent and host of breaking news specials the Geraldo Rivera Reports. He is a rotating co-host on the FOX News Channel's hit program The Five (weekdays 5-6 p.m. EST) and provides regular reports and commentary on FNC's Fox and Friends, Hannity and The O'Reilly Factor. He joined the network in 2001 as a war correspondent following the 9/11 attacks.

Rivera began his 45-year career as a television reporter at WABC-TV in New York. Before becoming a member of the original cast of ABC's Good Morning America, Rivera presented the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John Kennedy as host of ABC's Good Night America. He then began an eight-year association with ABC's 20/20 as an investigative reporter. In 1987, Geraldo began producing and hosting The Geraldo Rivera Show for 11 years. In 1998, he hosted a series of investigative specials on NBC.

The winner of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award (his third) for his NBC News documentary on "Women In Prison," and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for "Back to Bedlam," Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-DuPont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.

Prior to joining Fox News, Rivera served as host of CNBC's number-one rated primetime show Rivera Live, where his critically acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC ratings record.

An avid sailor who circumnavigated the globe, Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books, including two bestsellers, Exposing Myself and His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in The U.S. He is a philanthropist who donates and raises millions to aid various causes, including education and the care and treatment of the autistic. He is married to Erica Michelle Levy and has five children.

Geraldo Rivera is partnered with Pro Edyta Sliwinska.

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