CNN enjoys the luxury of having so many media superstars such as Richard Quest, Hala Gorani, Anderson Cooper, and Christiane Amanpour among others. One that will always make the list of the network’s top journalists is Chris Cuomo, who has become famous for Cuomo Prime Time – a regular weeknight CNN show.
Following a short legal career, Chris began his journalistic career in 1997 on the CNBC show Equal Time – howbeit on a temporary basis. In the years that followed, he worked with various outfits including MSNBC and Fox before finally joining CNN where he became very famous.
On a personal level, Chris Cuomo comes from a well-recognized family that has not shied away from public life through the years. Here is a comprehensive look at his professional life as well as his family life.
Chris Cuomo Career History and Achievements
The CNN host was born Christopher Charles Cuomo on the 9th of August 1970. He began his journey towards building an enviable career by getting his education from Albany Academy in Albany, New York. From there, he moved to Yale University where he bagged his undergraduate degree. Not done, Chris moved on to Fordham University for his Juris Doctor (J.D.) as an attorney.
As earlier pointed out, before he settled down as a journalist, Chris Cuomo worked as a Wall Street lawyer after which, he launched his journalistic career with CNBC in 1997. He would later move on to the aforementioned media outfits including MSNBC, Fox News and ABC. While he was with Fox News channel, he covered a wide range of issues bothering on bullying, heroin addiction, as well as homeless children among other important things.
His career took a great turn in February 2013 when he joined Cable News Network (CNN). He first became the co-host of the network’s morning show while also working as a news anchor and reporter of major breaking news. Chris also went on to co-host New Day morning show on the network before the announcement later came that Chris Cuomo was having the primetime show, Cuomo Primetime, which he equally hosted.
Since then, he has continued to host the show and has risen to become one of the most respected presenters and reporters in the industry. It is thanks to this that he has his shelf decorated with many accolades and awards that he has won in his more than a decade as a media person. He has landed the Polk and Peabody Award for team coverage. Also, in 2005, he got the Edward R. Murrow Award for commendable breaking news coverage.
Among other awards won by Cuomo includes the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for investigating juvenile justice, Loeb Award for business reporting, and he got multiple Emmy Award nominations.
He has also been recognized with a News & Documentary Emmy for his interview with Mattie Stepanek (a 12-year-old poet) in the Good Morning show. This made him one of the youngest to be recognized with the award.
Many years down the line, the New Yorker has continued to be active and a big voice in the media scene. It is thanks to this that he is said to have an earning as much as $5 million annually in 2019 while his net worth estimated at $9 million.
What We Know About His Very Popular Family Members
Chris was born into the family of Matilda (Raffa) and the late Mario Cuomo. His family is pretty large with five kids and it is one that has been very much involved in politics. His father was the governor of New York who served from 1983 to 1994 – three terms. Before then, the older Cuomo served as New York’s Secretary of State from 1975 to 1978 and then the Lieutenant governor (1979 to 1982).
His mother is an inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She is well respected for her humanitarian services. Cuomo founded the Child Advocacy Group Mentoring USA.
Even though Chris has chosen to stay away from politics, his brother, Andrew Cuomo, stepped into his father’s shoes by towing the path of politics. Also, a Democrat just like their father, Andrew is the Governor of New York. Surprisingly, or maybe not so, he has held the position since 2011. He has also held various political positions including the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Attorney General of New York.
Another ranking member of the Cuomo family is his sister, Margaret I. Cuomo. Instead of politics, she has chosen to become a radiologist, philanthropist, and blogger on health issues including cancer. She is also a writer and an advocate.
Other members of the family are his other siblings – Maria Cuomo Cole, who works as a film producer and Madeline Cuomo.
Is Chris Cuomo A Married Man?
Chris Cuomo is a family man. In 2001, he tied the knot with Cristina Greeven in a catholic ceremony. There is no information as regards how they met, but it is no secret that since then, they have remained close.
Cristina, just like Chris is also a New York City native and she also works in the media. She is the editor of Purist, a lifestyle magazine which she also happens to own since 2017. Before then, she has got experience working with different magazines including “Manhattan” and “Beach” as an editor-in-chief. The couple is blessed with three kids; Bella, Mario, and Caroline.