Chris Cuomo

Cuomo Prime Time is an American television journalist best known for hosting CNN's Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show. Cuomo is the brother of outgoing Governor Andrew Cuomo and the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo.


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's brother and father rose to the governor due to their devotion to public service.

Growing up with his brother Andrew, Chris expressed 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 earned 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 committing 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. Chris made progress in the Jaycee Dugard, Anthony Weiner, and Stephanie Madoff cases as a law practitioner, and he then joined Fox News Channel as an analyst for political policies. He worked as a correspondent for Fox Files at Fox News Channel, specializing 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, 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 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. He has done exclusive interviews in his career, including the interview with Aaron Fisher, the first sexual abuse victim of football coach Jerry Sandusky, and 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 critical 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.


Cuomo has been nominated for many Emmy Awards. Cuomo received a News Emmy for his Good Morning America profile of 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek, making him one of the youngest correspondents in network news history.

Polk and Peabody Awards for team coverage have been bestowed on him. With the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage, the 2005 Gerald Loeb Award for Television Deadline business reporting for "Money for Nothing?", and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for investigating juvenile justice, his work has been recognized in the areas of breaking news, business news, and legal news.

Last Modified: Aug 11, 2021

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