Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo is known as an American television journalist. He is most famous for hosting his own show called Cuomo Prime Time on CNN.


Background

Chris Cuomo was born on August 9, 1970 in New York City, New York. Chris was raised in Queens, New York. His father, Mario Cuomo was a former Governor of New York and his brother. Andrew Cuomo is the current Governor of New York. Chris’ brother and father rose to their position of the governor as a result of their devotion to public service.

Growing up with his brother Andrew, Chris expressed the fact that his brother played the father role and assisted in raising him. Andrew, who gets purpose from personal development, was the one who dropped off Chris for classes at Yale University. Chris went to Albany Academy while he got his undergraduate degree at Yale University. He got his Juris doctor at Fordham University and he became a licensed attorney.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Cuomo married his wife, Cristina Greeven who was a magazine editor with Gotham Magazine. They celebrated their union at a Roman Catholic ceremony in New York. In their early relationship days, Chris and Cristina dated for a year before they decided to commit to their marriage.

They have a son named Mario and two daughters named Carolina and Bella. Despite having inflexible work schedules, Chris and his wife are great parents to their children. Spending time with his children is of great importance to Chris and they like to spend quality time at lakeside fishing. The introduction of his son changed him and he desires to be a good parent.

Career, Leaving ABC and Net Worth

Before starting his career in journalism, Chris Cuomo practiced law and worked in finance. As a law practitioner, Chris was able to make progress in the Jaycee Dugard, Anthony Weiner and Stephanie Madoff cases. He then joined Fox News Channel as an analyst for political policies. He worked as a correspondent for the show Fox Files at Fox News Channel which specialized in airing controversial social problems.

He later joined ABC News and was in charge of the weekly digital shows called Focus on Faith and The Real Deal at ABC News Now, which is the network’s 24-hour news website. He also worked for CNBC and MSNBC before joining CNN as a correspondent. He admires Dan Rather and he defended him when he was fired because of the Killian Documents Controversy.

At ABC, Chris also served as the chief law and justice correspondent, and the co-host of its flagship show 20/20. While working as a co-anchor at 20/20 of ABC, he covered the addiction to heroin and reported on how heroin addiction affects suburban families. In the course of his career, he has done exclusive interviews including the interview with Aaron Fisher, the first sexual abuse victim of football coach Jerry Sandusky, and the interview with Dharun Ravi, the Tyler Clementi trial defendant.

After working for ABC, he left for CNN where he became a host for Piers Morgan Tonight. The valuable and intensive coverage by Chris Cuomo has led to some significant changes like the cardmember policy by American Express, the recalling of numerous affected car models by BMW, the intervention of the FDA in the case of adverse effects of Zinc in denture creams, and various other socio-economic issues. He has also covered key stories from all parts of the world including war-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.

Chris Cuomo’s journalism career is decorated with awards and recognitions. He has received many Emmy nominations and numerous other awards for his extensive and in-depth reporting style. He has received the News Emmy and was the youngest ever correspondent to receive the award. He has also been honored with the Peabody and Polk awards and the Edward R. Murrow award. He also received the Loeb Award and the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.

Last Modified: Apr 4, 2020


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