Chris Cuomo is an American television journalist who has a net worth of $12 million. He is best known as a former host of Cuomo Prime Timeknown, a weekly news program that aired on CNN until its December 2021 retirement. Cuomo is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Chris Cuomo was fired from CNN on December 5, 2021 after he was accused of using his position and resources at CNN to investigate women who had accused his brother of sexual harassment. At the time of his release, Cuomo Prime Time was the highest-rated show on CNN, though nowhere near the highest-rated prime-time cable news show.
Chris Cuomo’s salary at CNN was $6 million a year.
Christopher Charles Cuomo was born on August 9, 1970 in the New York borough of Queens, New York. His father was the late Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, and Matilda Raffa Cuomo. Mario Cuomo’s parents, Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo, both emigrated to the United States from Italy: Andrea in 1926 and Immacolata in 1927. His brother Andrew is the current governor of New York. His sister Maria Cuomo Cole is a producer of social impact films at Cuomo Cole Productions and is married to fashion designer Kenneth Cole. His other sister Margaret is a doctor. The Cuomos are of Italian descent. Chris’ paternal grandparents were from southern Italy and his maternal grandparents were from Sicily. Chris attended The Albany Academy, a private preparatory school in Albany, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his JD from Fordham University. He has been a licensed attorney since 1995.
Cuomo’s early career as a journalist included appearances on CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC. He was a correspondent for Fox Files on Fox News, where he covered controversial social issues. Cuomo also worked as a political analyst for Fox News. He spent a year reporting on heroin addiction in suburban families for ABC’s 20/20 . Cuomo was the chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News. He covered the Haiti earthquake, bullying and homeless teenagers. He has also effected change in a number of industries after covering them, including his covert look at for-profit school brokers. In addition, Cuomo’s tip from a BMW owner led to the recall of more than 150,000 cars.
He was the news anchor for Good Morning America from September 2006 to December 2009 . In this role, he was the main correspondent for breaking news from around the world. He covered the war on terrorism and has been on multiple assignments in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. During one of these missions, his convoy was hit by an explosive device. Back in the US, Cuomo covered the shootings at Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and the Amish School in Pennsylvania. He also covered the Sago mine collapse, the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Cuomo moved to the United States.
Cuomo joined CNN in February 2013, where he co-hosted the morning show. He made his CNN debut on February 8, 2013 as the outside anchor on an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight . In March 2018, while he was co- hosting New Day , it was announced that he was moving to primetime to host Cuomo Primetime .
In October 2017, Inside with Chris Cuomo, a new documentary series premiered on HLN. The show focuses on “stories that affect real people in real cities across America.”
In September 2018, he began hosting a two-hour radio show “Let’s Get After It” on the POTUS channel on SiriusXM
Cuomo has won multiple Emmy Awards. Cuomo’s Good Morning America-Profile of inspirational 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek was honored with a News & Documentary Emmy, making Cuomo one of the youngest correspondents in the news network’s history to receive the award. Cuomo has been recognized for multiple News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the categories Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for his coverage of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, Outstanding Live Interview for his interviews with survivors of the Las Massacre Vegas, Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for the Battle of Mosul, Best Story in a Newscast for its coverage of undercover in Syria and more. He was also awarded the Edward R.
Chris is married and has one son.
Chris is married to former Gotham Magazine editor Cristina Greeven. They married in 2001. They reside in Manhattan together and have three children – Bella Cuomo, Carolina Regina Cuomo and Mario Cuomo.
Cuomo was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Sexiest People” in 1997.
On August 13, 2019 in Shelter Island, New York, Cuomo threatened to throw a heckler down the stairs and used profanity at a heckler at a bar after the man called him Fredo, a reference to the fictional character from the Godfather novel and films . Cuomo told the man using the name “Fredo” is synonymous with the “N-word” for Italian-Americans.
In March 2020, Cuomo interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, on CNN about the coronavirus outbreak. Discussing New York’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, Andrew mentioned the possibility of imposing a curfew to keep residents indoors: “I don’t like the word curfew. My dad tried to put me under curfew and I never got over the grudge,” Andrew said. Chris replied: “That was the least of your problems, your lockdown problems. Just so you know.” After some back-and-forth banter, Chris said, “…no matter how hard you work, there’s always time to call Mom. She wants to hear from you. Just so you know.”
In 2001, Chris and Cristina Cuomo bought a five bedroom, four bath 3,000 square foot home in Southampton for $1.3 million and then embarked on a complete remodel of the home. The Cuomos sold this home in May 2019 for $2.9 million.
In June 2011, Chris and Cristina bought an apartment on Park Avenue for $2.995 million.
|Aug 9, 1970 (51 years old)
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|Lawyer, journalist, screenwriter
|United States of America