Chris Cuomo was born on 9, August 1970 is an American television reporter, best known as the former presenter of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news examination show on CNN. He has previously been the ABC News chief law and justice reporter and the co-anchor for ABC’s 20/20, and News anchor for Good Morning America from 2006 to 2009. Thereafter, he was one of two co-anchors of the weekday edition of New Day, a three-hour morning news show, until May 2018.
Chris Cuomo Biography
He is the youngest child of Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York, and Matilda Cuomo. His parents were both of Italian descent; his paternal grandparents were from Nocera Inferiore and Tramonti in the Campania region of southern Italy, while his maternal grandparents were from Sicily (his grandfather was from Messina).
Chris Cuomo is the brother of Andrew Cuomo, who was the 56th Governor of New York from 2011 to 2021, and the son of Mario Cuomo, who served as the 52nd Governor of New York from 1983 to 1994. In November 2021, Cuomo was suspended indefinitely by CNN after reports that he helped in the defence against the sexual harassment statements that led to his brother’s resignation. He was fired by CNN the subsequent month.
He has four siblings, Maria Cuomo Cole, Margret Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo and Madeline Cuomo.
Chris Cuomo Education
Cuomo was educated at Immaculate Conception School in Jamaica, Queens, followed by The Albany Academy, a private university primary day school in Albany, New York. He then went to Yale University, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and later attended Fordham University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1995. He is a licensed attorney.
Chris Cuomo Awards
Cuomo has earned numerous Emmy Award selections. His “Good Morning America” profile of the 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek was comprehended with a News Emmy, which made him one of the youngest columnists to receive the award.
Besides, he has been awarded Polk and Peabody Awards for team coverage. His work has been acknowledged in the areas of breaking news, business news, and legal news, with 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 examining juvenile justice.
Chris Cuomo Personal Life
In 2001, Cuomo married Gotham magazine editor Cristina Greeven in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Southampton, New York. They reside in Manhattan with their three children. Cuomo also owns a home in Southampton.
On 13 August 2019, in Shelter Island, New York, Cuomo threatened to vandalize a bar after a man called him Fredo, the fictional character from The Godfather novel and films. Cuomo criticized him with profanity-laced abuses and told the man that the use of the name “Fredo” was equivalent to “the n-word” for Italian-Americans, which caused debate on Twitter about the statement. Cuomo addressed the incident publicly, tweeting his appreciation for his supporters but admitting that he “should be better than what he opposes.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuomo declared on 31 March 2020, that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. During his quarantine, he broadcasted his regular weekday program from his home. Cuomo later said he had hallucinations of his dead father, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, as a result of the virus.
Chris Cuomo Career
Cuomo’s early career in journalism comprised impressions related to social and political issues on CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN. He was a columnist and political policy reviewer for Fox News and Fox Broadcast Network’s Fox Files, where he covered a wide range of stories, primarily focusing on controversial social issues. When asked if he should be considered a journalist on his show Cuomo said, “I don’t know how that’s relevant. I don’t care what they classify me as. I’m not forwarding my agenda. That’s not my thing. My opinion is irrelevant.” Roger Ailes, the Fox News chairman, called Cuomo “fearless.”
At ABC and as co-anchor of 20/20, his year-long coverage of heroin obsession disclosed the magnitude to which it was influencing suburban families. His other work has included coverage of the Haiti earthquake, child custody, bullying, and homeless teens. Policymakers followed his undercover alias to for-profit school recruiters, culminating in an industry-wide cleanup. Cuomo’s tip from a BMW owner led to the recovery of over 150,000 affected vehicles.
From September 2006 to December 2009, he was the news anchor for Good Morning America. He was the central journalist on breaking news stories, both in the U.S. and around the world, including dozens of tasks in some ten countries. He wrapped the war on terrorism, rooted on multiple occasions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq (where his procession was hit by an IED). In the U.S., he covered the Virginia Tech shooting, the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, and the Pennsylvania Amish school shootings. He did live reports of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Sago Mine collapse, and the Minneapolis bridge collapse in August 2007. He anchored morning and evening content.
During his period at ABC, he had a website, “Cuomo on the Case,” as well as two weekly digital programs: The Real Deal and Focus on Faith. He also worked with Father Edward Beck on ABC News Now, the network’s 24-hour digital platform.
In February 2013, Cuomo moved to CNN to co-host its morning show. He made his debut on CNN as field commentator on 8 February 2013, covering the episode of Piers Morgan Tonight and later covering the February 2013 nor’easter. In March 2018, while performing as the co-anchor of CNN’s morning show New Day, it was declared that Cuomo would move to prime time as host of Cuomo Prime Time.
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In September 2018, he began hosting a two-hour weekday radio show “Let’s Get After It” on the P.O.T.U.S. channel on SiriusXM.
In October 2017, sister network HLN broadcasted a new documentary series hosted by the anchor, Inside with Chris Cuomo, which focused on “stories influencing real people, in real towns and cities across America.”
On December 6, 2021, Cuomo declared that he would be leaving his job on SiriusXM where he hosted a two-hour a day show.
On the same day, it was reported that Cuomo is threatening to file a lawsuit against CNN to recover the $18 million of his remaining contract because network president Jeff Zucker understood the details of Cuomo’s involvement with his brother’s defence against sexual assault charges. Zucker has denied this was the case, and subsequently claimed in a virtual meeting with employees that he had criticized Cuomo in May, and that “Chris had gone further than he had told me and told other members of our senior executive team.”
On December 7, 2021, HarperCollins declared that they would not publish Cuomo’s book, originally titled “Deep Denial” in the fall of 2022. The book was an examination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Presidency of Donald Trump.
On March 16, 2022, Cuomo filed a Demand for Arbitration claiming $125 million in damages against Turner Services and CNN America. The filing claimed Cuomo’s “journalistic integrity” was “unjustifiably smeared”, making the chance to find similar work impossible. He was looking to recover his remaining salary and future wages lost for his reputation being demolished.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations
In September 2021, Cuomo’s former boss Shelley Ross accused him of sexual harassment in the New York Times. After asking her if he should be fired from CNN or not, she said she would “like to see him journalistically repent.” Cuomo confessed to the incident, describing it as “not sexual in nature.” He said he “apologized to her then, and I meant it.” In December 2021, Debra Katz, the attorney for another former colleague of Cuomo’s, informed CNN that her client had accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. Katz has since claimed that this charge expedited Cuomo’s ending.
Andrew Cuomo’s termination from CNN
While recovering from COVID-19 in early 2020, Chris Cuomo interviewed his brother, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, on his CNN program. After reports about sexual harassment allegations against his brother surfaced, Cuomo said on his program in March 2021 that he could not cover any issues regarding the allegations on the program, acknowledging his obvious conflict of interest.
In May 2021, Cuomo was reported to have taken part in strategic discussions to advise his brother on how to respond to the allegations. CNN called Cuomo’s engagement in the conversations “inappropriate” but said that it would not take any corrective action against him. Multiple CNN employees said they were “vexed” by Cuomo’s conduct and the violation of journalism ethics and standards. Cuomo subsequently issued an apology and stated that advising his brother was a “mistake” that would “never happen again.”In August, Cuomo expressed his brother’s impending resignation, repeating that he was not an adviser to Andrew and noting he had enlisted his brother to step down as chief.
Cuomo is 51 years old. He weighs 87kgs in Kilograms and 192 Ibs in pounds. His height is 188 cm in centimetres and in feet, it is 6 feet and 2 inches. His eye colour is blue and his hair colour is black.
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