A television journalist who presently serves at CNN channel, Chris Cuomo has previously worked for ABC News as the chief law and justice correspondent. He has also co-anchored the program 20/20 at ABC. At CNN Channel, he reports breaking news as well as major events happening around the world. Cuomo also co-hosts the program New Day, which airs on CNN in the morning. He co-hosts this program along with Michael Pereira Alisyn Camerota. Cuomo started working for CNN on February 2013 and he has reported on major events like papal resignation, Boston Marathon attacks, and conclave. He has also covered events like manhunt of Christopher Dorner and State of the Union.
Born August 9, 1970 in Queens, a New York City borough, Chris Cuomo attended his high school in The Albany Academy. He went for university studies at Yale University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He then pursued his Juris Doctor at Fordham University. Cuomo is now a licensed attorney.
When he started working in the media sector as a journalist, he reported on issues relating to social and political spheres of life. He did this on different television networks including CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC. Cuomo has been with Fox News where he was a correspondent. He hosted Fox Files at the Fox Broadcast Network.
When at Fox Broadcast, he reported on stories that related to controversial social issues. Also, at Fox News, he worked as a political policy analyst and at ABC Channel; he co-anchored the program 20/20 where he had a long form coverage touching on issues of heroin dependence and addiction.
Cuomo exposed the harm heroin addiction was causing to suburban families. He has covered others issues relating to bullying, homeless teens, child custody, and earthquakes including the destructive Haiti earthquake. Cuomo did an undercover coverage that involved for-profit school recruiters. And, from this undercover story, there was industry cleanup and changes in the policy.
An owner of a BMW vehicle hinted to Cuomo of defects in the vehicles from this manufacturer, which resulted in more 150,000 models of affected cars being recalled. The cars had fuel pump problems. Cuomo anchored news on the program Good Morning American, which he did from September 2006 until December 2009.
Cuomo has also covered issues that related to war on terrorism such as those involving Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. His convey was at one time attacked with improvised explosive device (IED) during his war coverage in those areas. Cuomo covered stories about the shooting that occurred in Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and Pennsylvania Amish School. He has reported on hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well as the collapse of Sago Mine and Minneapolis Bridge.
Cuomo moved to CNN in 2013 and started co-hosting its morning show. He has been a field anchor of CNN and has been awarded various nominations for Emmy Award.
Cuomo is married to Cristina Greeven, a Gotham magazine editor. He lives in Manhattan together with his wife and their 3 children.
A health-freak, he was the news himself when he went fishing, showing off his shirtless body. The pictures turned viral, proving the fact that this news anchor is movie material, his 1.88 meter frame certainly helps.
Chris Cuomo -Net worth and salary
Cuomo is believed to have a net worth of $7 million as of 2015 with an annual salary of $2.5 million meaning he is among the highly paid news anchors.