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Geraldo Rivera

Attorney + Journalist and Talk Show Host
Male
Born Jul 4, 1943

Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, journalist, author, reporter, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as the host of the controversial talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Born on July 4, 1943.

TEENAGE

1961 18 Years Old From September 1961 to May 1963, he attended the State University of New York Maritime College, where he was a member of the rowing team.

TWENTIES

1965 22 Years Old In 1965, Rivera graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. degree in business administration, and he played goalie on the lacrosse team. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old This work attracted the attention of WABC-TV news director Al Primo when Rivera was interviewed about the group's occupation of an East Harlem church in 1969. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Due to his dearth of journalistic experience, ABC arranged for Rivera to study introductory broadcast journalism under Fred Friendly in the Ford Foundation-funded Summer Program in Journalism for Members of Minority Groups at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1970.
1972 29 Years Old In 1972, he garnered national attention and won a Peabody Award for his report on the neglect and abuse of patients with intellectual disabilities at Staten Island's Willowbrook State School, and he began to appear on ABC national programs such as 20/20 and Nightline. … Read More

FORTIES

1985 42 Years Old In October 1985, ABC's Roone Arledge refused to air a report done by Sylvia Chase for 20/20 on the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and John and Robert Kennedy. … Read More
1987 44 Years Old In 1987, Rivera began producing and hosting the daytime talk show Geraldo, which ran for 11 years. … Read More
1988 45 Years Old In another in 1988, Rivera's nose was broken in a well-publicized brawl during a show whose guests included white supremacists, antiracist skinheads, black activists, and Jewish activists.

FIFTIES

2001 58 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, he accepted a pay cut and went to work for the Fox News Channel as a war correspondent in November 2001. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2003 60 Years Old Controversy arose in early 2003, while Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. … Read More
2005 62 Years Old In 2005, Rivera engaged in a feud with The New York Times over their allegations that he pushed aside a member of a rescue team in order to be filmed "assisting" a woman in a wheelchair down some steps in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. … Read More
2008 65 Years Old In 2008, Rivera's book, titled HisPanic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S., was released.
On January 3, 2012, Rivera began hosting a weekday radio talk show on 77 WABC in New York, N.Y. The show was scheduled in the two hours between Imus in the Morning and The Rush Limbaugh Show on WABC.
2013 70 Years Old Although he considered running as a Republican in the United States Senate special election in New Jersey, 2013 (to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Frank Lautenberg), he eventually decided not to stand for election.
2015 72 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Rivera competed on the 14th season of the television series The Celebrity Apprentice, where he ultimately placed second to TV personality Leeza Gibbons. … Read More
2016 73 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 8, 2016, Rivera was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. … Read More
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