Geraldo Rivera
American attorney, journalist and talk show host
Geraldo Rivera
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.
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'Hannity's' exclusive ride-along with Border Patrol
Fox News - 14 days
Geraldo Rivera gives his take
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Trump team insists border wall plan has not changed
Fox News - about 2 months
Fox News senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera and NYC Democratic mayoral candidate Bo Dietl react on 'Hannity'
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The Top Ten Lies Of 2016
Huffington Post - 2 months
TOP TEN LIES OF 2016 If you thought the deception epidemic of 2015 could not be topped then 2016 took you to school. The School for Liars, that is. Fake news became a thing. The Russians were accused of hacking both parties and supplying WikiLeaks with its best bumper crop ever. The FBI explained itself into a hole. Even Anthony Weiner made a return appearance. This year, from every sphere of human endeavor, we saw liars, we saw lying about lying, and we saw liars calling others liars. We'll be talking about 2016 for years to come: Welcome to the post-truth era. 10. A Red, White and Blue Hot Mess: Ryan Lochte gets held up by a lie. U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, who spent his sports career being Michael Phelps' stalking horse, wanted the fame that had eluded him. He succeeded -- but he'll have to settle for being infamous rather than famous. As we all now know, Lochte and a few teammates went partying in Rio, stayed out late, got drunk, and ended up at a gas station wh ...
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Fox News Hosts Boost Clinton Indictment Claim The Network Already Shot Down
Huffington Post - 4 months
If you watched “Fox & Friends” for a 10-minute stretch during the 8 a.m. hour Saturday, you might think Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is likely to be indicted in the coming months.  If you stuck with the show into the 9 a.m. hour, you’d have learned why there can’t be any imminent indictment and also reminded that Fox News walked back its reporting of that baseless claim. The network’s handing of the false indictment claim demonstrated the sometimes schizophrenic nature of Fox News, whereby a right-leaning news operation co-exists with conservative hosts and guests who may undermine the network’s own reporting.  The initial failure, however, wasn’t with the opinion hosts, but took place on the news side. “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier reported Wednesday that a post-election indictment over the Clinton Foundation is “likely,” a claim made by two anonymous sources. Several news organizations rebutted the unsubstantiated claim, which was reckless to air so close ...
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Geraldo Rivera on Trump's lewd remarks: "I have tapes"
CBS News - 4 months
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Geraldo Rivera says he regrets backing Roger Ailes
Yahoo News - 5 months
NEW YORK (AP) — Geraldo Rivera says he's "filled with regret" for initially discounting the sexual harassment allegations against his former Fox News Channel boss, Roger Ailes, and is apologizing for his skepticism.
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Geraldo Rivera 'filled with regret' after supporting Roger Ailes
CNN - 6 months
In a stunning essay, Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for his initial reaction to Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes.
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Geraldo Rivera: Beauty and the Beast, when Kate met Chapo
Fox News - 10 months
Joaquin Guzman, better known as “El Chapo” is the billionaire drug kingpin whose Sinaloa Drug Cartel is largely responsible for the terrible scourge of Heroin and Fentanyl flooding the United States.
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Geraldo Rivera voted off 'Dancing With the Stars'
CNN - 11 months
Fox senior correspondent Geraldo Rivera was the first celebrity voted off "Dancing With the Stars" Monday night.
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MSNBC Interrupts Hillary Clinton's Speech To Complain About Her Voice
Huffington Post - 12 months
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Black Lives Matter Would Like To See A Little More Help From Congressional Black Caucus
Huffington Post - about 1 year
WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that many Black Lives Matter and other African-American activists feel disconnected from members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  From Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) telling protesters in Baltimore to "go home" after Freddie Gray's death to Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) scolding protesters for drowning out Hillary Clinton's remarks in Atlanta, the generation gap is clear. The Black Lives Matter movement has reignited a long-ignored conversation about police brutality, pushed two Democratic presidential candidates to release criminal justice platforms, and even infiltrated pop culture as a topic on "Law & Order: SVU." Meanwhile, younger activists wonder what the CBC is really doing for black people. "I had no idea it was actually a group in Congress," said Kwame Rose, a 21-year-old Baltimore activist best known for confronting Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera. "Are they relevant? I don't think a lot of people are relevant in the form that they ...
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Geraldo Rivera: 'The NRA Is Full Of Sh*t'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Fox News' Geraldo Rivera tore into the National Rifle Association after Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, California, that left at least 14 dead and 17 injured. "The NRA is full of shit," Rivera tweeted shortly after the shooting. Rivera, a frequent critic of President Barack Obama, praised the president for his repeated calls for gun reform. "POTUS wrong re [sic] so much," Rivera wrote. "But he's so right re gun violence." Read his tweets on the shooting below: Mass shooting in San Bernadino California at a Center for the Developmentally Disabled WTF! The 2d Amendment is Stupid!!! Don't rationalize. — Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 2, 2015 POTUS wrong re so much-like loyalty toward double dealing Turkey-But he's so right re gun violence-More than 1 gun for every American? Why? — Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) December 2, 2015 14 Dead!! Terror in America. This is our future if we don't act. Determine motive. Why attack in ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Geraldo Rivera
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  • 2016
    Age 72
    On March 28, 2016, Rivera and Śliwińska were the first couple to be eliminated from the competition.
    More Details Hide Details Rivera has been married five times: Rivera is a resident of Edgewater, New Jersey. He previously resided in Middletown Township, New Jersey at Rough Point, an 1895 shingle-style estate. Rivera is an active sailor. As owner and skipper of the sailing vessel 'Voyager', he has participated in Marion-Bermuda races in 1985, 2005, 2011, and most recently, 2013. In 2013, his vessel finished in 10th place out of 12 finishers in the Class "A" category. Geraldo also sailed S/V 'Voyager' 1,400 miles up the Amazon river and around the world, going so far as to meet the King of Tonga on the international dateline in time for the new millennium. The adventures were chronicled in eight hour long specials on The Travel Channel, and some of this footage remains available on Geraldo's website.
    On March 8, 2016, Rivera was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.
    More Details Hide Details He was partnered with professional dancer Edyta Śliwińska.
  • 2015
    Age 71
    On November 13, 2015, Rivera revealed on Fox News that his daughter, Simone Cruickshank, was at the Stade de France when the attacks and explosions occurred; fortunately, she and her friends made it out alive and would be returning safely home.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details However, Rivera still raised the highest amount of money out of any contestant in the season, with $726,000 (just $12,000 more than Gibbons). Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He hosts the talk radio show Geraldo Show on WABC 770 AM radio every weekday.
  • 2013
    Age 69
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 68
    Rivera planned to visit Iraq in April 2012, for what he promised his wife would be his last (and eleventh) visit.
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    On March 23, 2012, Rivera made controversial comments regarding Trayvon Martin's hoodie and how the hoodie was connected to Martin's shooting death, and as of November 5, 2014, he continues to do so as he did on the Dan LeBatard Radio Show on ESPN.
    More Details Hide Details Rivera apologized for any offense that he caused with the comments, of which even Rivera's son Gabriel was "ashamed". Some, have reportedly taken the apology as disingenuous; among those who did not accept it was Rivera's longtime friend Russell Simmons. He later apologized to Trayvon Martin's parents as well.
    On January 30, 2012, Rivera also began hosting a weekday show on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 64
    In 2008, Rivera's book, titled HisPanic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S., was released.
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  • 2005
    Age 61
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The ensuing controversy caused Rivera to appear on television and demand a retraction from the Times. He further threatened to sue the paper if one was not provided. In 2007, Geraldo was involved in a dispute with fellow Fox colleague Michelle Malkin. Malkin announced that she would not return to The O'Reilly Factor, claiming that Fox News had mishandled a dispute over derogatory statements Rivera had made about her in a Boston Globe interview. Rivera, while objecting to her views on immigration, said, "Michelle Malkin is the most vile, hateful commentator I've ever met in my life. She actually believes that neighbors should start snitching out neighbors, and we should be deporting people." He added, "It's good she's in D.C., and I'm in New York. I'd spit on her if I saw her." Rivera later apologized for his comments.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    Controversy arose in early 2003, while Rivera was traveling with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq.
    More Details Hide Details During a Fox News broadcast, Rivera began to disclose an upcoming operation, even going so far as to draw a map in the sand for his audience. The military immediately issued a firm denunciation of his actions, saying it put the operation at risk; Rivera was expelled from Iraq. Two days later, he announced that he would be reporting on the Iraq conflict from Kuwait.
  • 2001
    Age 57
    In 2001, during the War in Afghanistan, Rivera was derided for a report in which he claimed to be at the scene of a friendly fire incident; it was later revealed he was actually 300 miles away.
    More Details Hide Details Rivera blamed a minor misunderstanding for the discrepancy.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rivera's brother Craig accompanied him as a cameraman on assignments in Afghanistan.
  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 43
    In 1987, Rivera began producing and hosting the daytime talk show Geraldo, which ran for 11 years.
    More Details Hide Details The show featured controversial guests and theatricality, which led to the characterization of his show as "Trash TV" by Newsweek and two United States senators. One early show was titled "Men in Lace Panties and the Women Who Love Them".
  • 1985
    Age 41
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Rivera publicly criticized Arledge's journalistic integrity, claiming that his friendship with the Kennedy family (for example, Pierre Salinger, a former Kennedy aide, worked for ABC News at the time) had caused him to spike the story; as a result, Rivera was fired. During a Fox News interview with Megan Kelly aired May 15, 2015, Rivera stated the official reason given for the firing was that he violated ABC policy when he donated $200 to a non-partisan mayoral race candidate.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After John Lennon watched Rivera's report on the patients at Willowbrook, he and Rivera put on a benefit concert called "One to One" (released in 1986 as Live in New York City). Around this time, Rivera also began hosting ABC's Good Night America. The show featured the famous refrain from Arlo Guthrie's hit "City of New Orleans" (written by Steve Goodman) as the theme. A 1975 episode of the program, featuring Dick Gregory and Robert J. Groden, showed the first national telecast of the historic Zapruder Film.
  • 1970
    Age 26
    Rivera was hired by WABC-TV in 1970 as a reporter for Eyewitness News.
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    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.
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  • 1969
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Primo offered Rivera a job as a reporter but was unhappy with the first name "Gerald" (he wanted something more identifiably Latino) so they agreed to go with the pronunciation used by the Puerto Rican side of Rivera's family: Geraldo.
  • 1965
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After working in a series of jobs ranging from clothing salesman to short-order cook, Rivera entered law school. After holding active internships with the New York County District Attorney under legendary crime-fighter Frank Hogan and with Harlem Assertion of Rights, a community-based provider of Legal Services, Rivera received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1969 near the top of his class; following graduation, he held a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship in poverty law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the summer of 1969 before being admitted to the New York State Bar later that year. After working with such organizations as the lower Manhattan-based Community Action for Legal Services and the National Lawyers Guild, Rivera became a frequent attorney for the Puerto Rican activist group, the Young Lords, eventually precipitating his entry into private practice.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1961
    Age 17
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on July 4, 1943.
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