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Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo RiveraAKA Gerald Miguel Rivera

Born: 4-Jul-1943
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fox News commentator

In 1972, WABC-TV in New York sent rookie reporter Geraldo Rivera to Staten Island to infiltrate the Willowbrook State School. Robert Kennedy had visited the mental institution in 1966 and declared: "Willowbrook State School was not fit for even animals to live in." Geraldo gained entry using a stolen key and documented the brutal and horrific living conditions of its disabled residents, which included several mentally retarded children. The report led to an immediate government inquiry and won Geraldo the Peabody Award.

Nose broken by a thrown chair in November 1988.

Father: Cruz Allen Rivera
Mother: Lillian Friedman
Brother: Craig Rivera
Wife: Linda Coblentz (m. 1965, div.)
Wife: Edith Bucket Vonnegut (m. 14-Dec-1971, div. 1975)
Wife: Sherryl Raymond (m. 31-Dec-1976, div. 1984)
Son: Gabriel Miguel (b. 4-Jul-1979)
Wife: C.C. Dyer (ABC News producer, m. Jul-1987, div. 2000)
Son: Cruz (b. 1987)
Daughter: Isabella Holmes (b. 7-Nov-1992)
Daughter: Simone Cruickshank (b. Sep-1994)
Wife: Erica Michelle Levy (m. 10-Aug-2003)
Slept with: Bette Midler

    University: BS Business Administration, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (1965)
    Law School: JD, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, NY (1969)
    University: University of Pennsylvania (1969)
    University: School of Journalism summer program, Columbia University (1970)

    Emmy Outstanding Investigative Journalism, 20/20 (1981)
    Emmy Programs and Program Segments, 20/20 (1980)
    Peabody Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace (1972)
    Luminous Visions Board of Directors
    National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
    Battery Aug-1992, charges dropped
    Wedding: Charlie Crist and Carole Rome (2008)

    20/20 Correspondent (1978-85)
    Good Morning America Reporter, Co-Host (1973-77)
    The Pulse

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