The former host of the weeknight news analysis program Cuomo Prime Time, which aired on CNN until it was canceled in December 2021, is Christopher Charles Cuomo. Cuomo is the brother of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, and the late Mario Cuomo. On December 5, 2021, Chris was sacked by CNN amid accusations that he had used his authority and access to the network’s resources to look into women who had accused his brother of sexual harassment. Cuomo Prime Time was CNN’s highest-rated program at the time of his dismissal, albeit it was not by far the most popular prime-time cable news program.
On August 9, 1970, Christopher Charles Cuomo was born in Queens, New York, a borough of New York City. His parents were the late Mario Cuomo and Matilda Raffa Cuomo, both former governors of New York. Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo, Mario Cuomo’s parents, both immigrated to the US from Italy in 1926 and 1927, respectively.
The current governor of New York is Andrew, his brother. Maria Cuomo Cole, his sister, is married to fashion designer Kenneth Cole and works as a producer of socially conscious movies at Cuomo Cole Productions. Margaret, his other sister, is a physician. Italians make up the Cuomos. Both Chris’s maternal and paternal ancestors originated in Sicily and Southern Italy, respectively.
Chris went to The Albany Academy, an elite prep school in Albany, New York. He received his J.D. from Fordham University and his Bachelor’s from Yale University. Since 1995, he has held a valid attorney license.
Early in his journalism career, Cuomo made appearances on CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC. He covered contentious social issues as a correspondent for Fox Files on Fox News. For Fox News, Cuomo also served as a political policy expert. He spent a whole year reporting for ABC’s 20/20 on the heroin addiction afflicting suburban families.
Cuomo served as ABC News’ top legal and judicial correspondent. He discussed the Haitian earthquake, bullying, and homeless teenagers. Several industries have changed as a result of his reporting on them, such as his undercover investigation of for-profit school recruiters. More than 150,000 vehicles were recalled as a result of Cuomo’s tip from a BMW owner.
He served as Good Morning America’s news anchor from September 2006 to December 2009. He was the lead reporter for breaking news stories around the globe in this capacity. He frequently implanted himself in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan to report on the fight against terrorism. His convoy was struck by an IED during one of these assignments.
Cuomo covered the shootings at Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and the Pennsylvania Amish school while he was still in the country. Along with the Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007, the Sago Mine disaster, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were also covered by him.
In order to co-host the morning show, Cuomo relocated to CNN in February 2013. On February 8, 2013, he made his CNN debut as a field anchor on an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight. It was revealed in March 2018 while he was co-anchoring New Day that he was switching to primetime to headline Cuomo Primetime.
A brand-new documentary series called Inside with Chris Cuomo debuted on HLN in October 2017. “Stories affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America,” is what the program focuses on.
He started anchoring the two-hour weekday radio program “Let’s Get After It” on the P.O.T.U.S. channel on SiriusXM in September 2018.
Cuomo has received numerous Emmy Awards. Cuomo became one of the youngest correspondents to achieve this honor in network news history for his Good Morning America profile of the inspirational 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek, which won a News & Documentary Emmy.
Cuomo has received nominations for a number of News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, Best Story in a Newscast, Outstanding Live Interview, Outstanding Breaking News Coverage for the Battle for Mosul, and more. He has also reported on hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria. Along with the Polk and Peabody Awards, he has also received the Edward R. Murrow Award.
Cristina Greeven, a former editor of Gotham Magazine, is married to Chris. In 2001, they got hitched. Mario Cuomo, Bella Cuomo, and Carolina Regina Cuomo are their three children, and they all live in Manhattan.
In 1997, People magazine listed Cuomo as one of the “50 Sexiest People.”
On August 13, 2019, in Shelter Island, New York, when a man called him Fredo, a fictional character from The Godfather novel and movie, Cuomo threatened to hurl him down a flight of stairs and reprimanded him with profanity-laced comments. The use of the name “Fredo” for Italian-Americans was equivalent to using “the n-word,” according to Cuomo, who told the guy.
On CNN in March 2020, Cuomo conducted an interview with his brother, Andrew Cuomo, who is the governor of New York, regarding the coronavirus outbreak. In his discussion of New York’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew brought up the idea of imposing a curfew to keep people indoors. “The word curfew bothers me.
I never overcame my hatred when Dad tried to impose a curfew on me “said Andrew. Chris answered: “Your issues with the curfew were far less significant than that. Just so you’re aware.” After some back and forth, Chris stated: “There is always time to contact mum, no matter how busy you are. She requests your feedback. Just so you’re aware.”
Chris and Cristina Cuomo spent $1.3 million buying a 3,000-square-foot, five-bedroom Southampton home in 2001. They later started a complete renovation project on the house. This house was sold by the Cuomos for $2.9 million in May 2019.
Chris and Cristina paid $2.995 million for a Park Avenue apartment in June 2011.
Salary and Net worth
American television journalist Chris Cuomo has a $12 million fortune.
At CNN, Chris Cuomo made $6 million a year.