Geraldo Rivera blasted U.S. spies mentioned in a New York Times report, who allegedly made a secret trip to a German hotel room to deliver $100,000 in cash for stolen American security secrets and damaging information about President Donald Trump.
Geraldo Rivera is currently host of "Geraldo Rivera Reports" on Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a war correspondent.
In 2015, Rivera reported on the November Paris terror attacks, the protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray and the funeral of fallen NYPD officer Wenjian Liu.
In 2009, he secured an exclusive interview with Joe Jackson, just after the death of his son Michael Jackson. Prior to that, he secured an exclusive interview with the late Michael Jackson on the evening before his trial for child molestations charges. Rivera also took part in extensive coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Previously in 2001, he was stationed in Afghanistan to cover Operation Enduring Freedom and later in Bethlehem to cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also covered the Iraqi elections from Baghdad.
Additionally, Geraldo has hosted hour-long specials, including the late comedian Joan Rivers and singer Elvis Presley.
Rivera began his career as a reporter for WABC-TV in New York where he presented a series exposing the deplorable conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill. These award-winning reports led to a government investigation and the institution was eventually shut down.
Before becoming a member of the original cast of ABC's "Good Morning America," Rivera presented the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John Kennedy as host of ABC's "Good Night America." He then began an eight-year association with ABC's "20/20" as an investigative reporter. One of his hour-long reports, "The Elvis Cover-Up" was for more than two decades "20/20's" highest rated shows. In 1987, Geraldo began producing and hosting "The Geraldo Rivera Show" for 11 years. In 1998, he hosted a series of investigative specials on NBC.
The winner of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award (his third) for his NBC News documentary on "Women In Prison," and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for "Back to Bedlam," Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two Columbia-Dupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards.
Rivera is a veteran foreign correspondent who has been on the front lines in virtually every international conflict since 1973. He has expertise in the Afghanistan region, covering the international drug wars of tribal territories in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. His vast war experience has spanned the violent coup in Chile and the Yom Kippur War to the civil wars in Guatemala, the Philippines and Nicaragua as well as the ethnic conflicts in Lebanon (1980-83) and Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo (1998-1999). In 2000, he went to Colombia to cover the country's civil war.
Prior to joining Fox News, Rivera served as host of CNBC's number-one rated prime time show, "Rivera Live," where his critically-acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC ratings record.
Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books.
Stories from Geraldo Rivera
Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera called for Congress to publish a memo that may or may not show possible political bias by top Justice Department officials.
Geraldo Rivera said this morning that the newest revelations about Hillary Clinton and the DNC are the "nail in the coffin" when it comes to the Clintons and the Democratic Party.
Geraldo Rivera said it is "about time" the FBI releases all information it has on President Kennedy's assassination.
Geraldo Rivera said the people of Puerto Rico were very happy that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited to survey the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, despite the assertions of some in the media.
Geraldo Rivera said the people of Puerto Rico were very happy that President Donald Trump visited to survey the Hurricane Maria recovery efforts, despite the assertions of some in the media.
Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian disaster after being slammed by Hurricanes Irma and Maria within two weeks of each other.
After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) claimed that President Donald Trump has "excessive expectations" about how quickly Congress could pass legislation, Trump has been firing back.
Geraldo Rivera predicted that the congressional fight over tax reform will be just as messy as the health care debate.
Geraldo Rivera, who covered the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995, reacted to a Nevada parole board granting the former NFL star his release from prison later this year.
The federal governments' investigations into Russia and its alleged relationship with the Trump administration are hurting the country, according to a majority of respondents to the latest Harvard-Harris poll.
Elise Jordan remarked on MSNBC that defending President Trump is like "hugging a suicide bomber" given that so many of his statements turn out to be untrue.