Chris Cuomo is an American television journalist, currently employed by CNN. He was previously co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America. Cuomo began working at the news channel NY1 in 2001 where he covered, among other things, September 11 and its aftermath. He left NY1 to move to ABC’s Good Morning America with his family in 2012. He has since become one of the more active members of the GMA team.
Education of Chris Cuomo
Chris graduated from Yale University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree in English. Later, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University’s School of Law.
Cuomo’s education at Yale University prepared him for his career in journalism by providing him with a solid foundation in critical thinking, writing, and analysis. At Yale, Cuomo was a Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity member and served as an editor for the Yale Daily News. He also played rugby, which helped him develop teamwork skills crucial in journalism.
Cuomo’s education at Fordham University’s School of Law helped him develop a strong understanding of the legal system and its inner workings. He was able to hone his research, writing, and public speaking skills while studying law. After graduating from law school, Cuomo worked as a corporate litigator in New York City for several years before transitioning to journalism.
In February 2014, Cuomo joined CNN for a new primetime show that he will host called Cuomo Prime Time, which premiered on June 4th, 2018. The network then announced that once John Berman’s One Hour with Berman ended at 9am ET, Cuomo would continue hosting until Berman returned at 10am ET.
Chris Cuomo was born in Queens, New York on December 6, 1971. He is the son of Matilda and Mario Cuomo, who served as Governor of New York from 1983 to 1994. He attended elementary school at the Trinity School in Manhattan and high school at La Salle Academy. Cuomo graduated from Fordham University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.
Joined the rowing team
At Fordham he played basketball and joined the rowing team under coach Bill Kavanagh, brother of his future co-host on Good Morning America, Kate Kavanagh. While at Fordham, he worked at WFUV, Fordham’s radio station. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1998. While attending law school, Cuomo came under fire for his portrayal of the character “Fredo” in a production of The Godfather.
At 22 years old he joined ABC News as an unpaid intern and after finishing law school went on to become an ABC News correspondent. In addition to reporting about national events that are important to the American public, Cuomo has covered six presidential campaigns. He is married to Cristina Greeven with whom he has three daughters: twins Georgia and Carolina (born 2001) and son Anthony (born 2003).
When not working Chris spending time with his family, playing basketball, or following the local sports scene. He is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan and frequently tweets about their games. Cuomo also enjoys working out especially when he has time to go for a run with his dogs, Buddy and Rocco.
Chris Green is married to Cristina Greeven, a former editor of Gotham Magazine. They got married in 2001. The couple resides in Manhattan with their three children, Bella Cuomo, Carolina Regina Cuomo, and Mario Cuomo.
Cuomo was ranked among the “50 Sexiest People” in 1997 by the publication People.
Cuomo threatened to throw a guy down a flight of stairs on August 13, 2019, on Shelter Island, New York, when he called the man Fredo, a fictional character from The Godfather book and movie. He also admonished the individual with remarks that were loaded with profanity. Cuomo cautioned the man that calling an Italian-American “Fredo” was similar to calling someone “the n-word.”
Chris Cuomo net worth
Chris Cuomo’s net worth currently amounts to $5 million according to the Celebrity Net Worth website. His salary as co-host of Good Morning America was $2 million per year plus bonuses and increases based on viewership numbers. Since joining CNN, his salary has been estimated at between $2-3 million per year depending on performance levels reached by the show’s ratings. That makes it possible for him and his family to live comfortably in Manhattan (NYC). Like most New Yorkers, however, he also needs to pay for transportation, housing and food. Purchase of additional homes in other areas of the country is quite common among celebrity figures.
Chris Cuomo is a gifted journalist who has earned his many accolades through hard work and dedication to his profession. He has more than earned whatever wealth he has achieved thanks to his intelligence, talent, passion for telling stories about people, places and events that are important not only around the country but on the world stage.
Despite living in New York City, Cuomo has not forgotten his hometown of Queens where he grew up and still spends time there with his family when not working. He still speaks fondly of the time he spent working at WFUV while attending Fordham University. While speaking about what it takes to be successful in journalism, Cuomo says that you have to be tenacious and willing to do whatever is necessary for a story.
“Journalism awards are wonderful, but they’re really just gravy,” said Chris Cuomo about winning an Emmy Award for coverage of Tropical Storm Irene back in 2011. Winning awards doesn’t impress him any more than losing the award does. It’s all about telling stories that matter to people around the country.
Cuomo is not one to put his name, face or personal life in front of the camera when he’s reporting a story. He feels that it takes away from the message when there’s so much focus on the messenger and not what they’re saying. His co-host Kate Bouldan agrees: “You shouldn’t know who we are,” says Bouldan, “You should just know why we matter. We’re there to add value.”
As a journalist for ABC News, Cuomo has been sent all over the world to cover stories from the war in Iraq to earthquakes in Haiti. He once spent several days walking with a pack of refugees through the jungle in Bangladesh after a cyclone hit and left thousands dead.
Work in Good Morning America
In 2007, he worked as a correspondent for Good Morning America. The following year saw him reporting on then-Senator Barack Obama’s campaign trail at his side. From November 2008 until January 2010 he co-hosted 20/20 before moving up to full time co-host of GMA where he remained until 2011 when he resigned from the position in order to spend more time with his family. He is currently employed by CNN where he hosts his own shows, Cuomo Prime Time and State of the Union.
Among Cuomo’s most memorable stories was the interview with Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown shortly after her mother’s death. He is also known for covering political debates between 2012 Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown.
Compared to his father
Chris Cuomo has often been compared to his father during his years as a journalist for ABC News. His father was Governor of New York from 1983 – 1994, serving two terms before being elected to the United States Presidency in 1996. The elder Cuomo died on January 1, 2015 at the age of 82 due to heart failure while visiting family in Miami.
Despite being the son of a rich politician who became wealthy while building an empire known as Cuomo Enterprises, he never flaunts or makes excuses for his wealth. He recognizes that life is not always easy for everyone but doesn’t apologize for making it work despite difficult circumstances because he understands that anyone can do whatever they want to if they are willing to put in the effort.
Both Chris Andrew have degrees from Fordham University, a Jesuit School located in New York City. Chris Jr., however, is 3 years younger than the former president and currently has a net worth of $5 million, about one-fifth of what his father was worth at his death.