Quick Facts of
- First NameChris Cuomo
- Net Worth$ 4 million
Chris Cuomo, an American TV journalist currently works for CNN & is the presenter of CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, a 9 PM nightly news analysis program. Since joining CNN in 2013, Cuomo is associated with the channel & formerly co-hosted the New Day, a weekday morning TV show alongside Alisyn Camerota until 2018.
Already with anchoring experiences in Fox & ABC, Chris’ profile of 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek in ABC’s Good Morning America won him a News Emmy, making him the youngest-ever in the network to accomplish so.
Over the years, the New York-born journalist & anchor has covered many highlighted stories including breaking Anthony Weiner’s story, coverage of hurricane Irma, Pulse nightclub massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing and many more.
Million-Dollar Shower From Journalism: How Much Is Chris Cuomo’s Net Worth?
The Fordham University graduate with a Juris Doctor degree is active in journalism for nearly 2 decades & his meteoric career success grabbed him a hefty sum of money, eventually earning a tag of a millionaire.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris Cuomo’s venture in CNN- where he joined in 2013, grabs him a whopping salary of $4 million per year now, thanks to his show Cuomo Prime Time.
As of February 2020, the 49-year-old CNN journalist has a net worth of $9 million.
As reported, in earlier years, Chris used to pull in $2.5 million in annual salary from CNN. Without a doubt, experience & productivity played a counterpart to payroll rise.
On average, an anchor at CNN can sum up to $58,400 per year while ones with experiences can pocket in the 6-digit figure, i.e hundreds of thousand dollars.
Also, a licensed attorney, Chris’ success story dates back to the late 90s, when he made guest appearances at CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN for social and political-related issues.
Thereafter, Cuomo’s stints at Fox, ABC & later in CNN proved a prominent path to success, embracing a firm stand in journalism.
Professional Career: Move From Law To Journalism & Success Story
Chris Cuomo, the son of former Governor of New York (1983- 1994) Mario Cuomo, initially worked as Wall Street lawyer following his graduation.
However, unlike his family chain to politics & law interest, he went to pursue a career in journalism; even more, Cuomo got a gig on the CNBC show Equal Time in 1997 & later became a reporter at Geraldo Rivera.
Thereafter, he joined Fox News as a correspondent & worked on Fox Broadcast Network’s Fox Files, for the coverage on controversial social issues.
Joined ABC: News Anchor of ‘GMA’ & Co-Anchor Of 20/20
In the 2000s, Cuomo joined ABC News as Chief Law and Justice Correspondent. By September 2006, Chris became news anchor ABC News’ Good Morning America (GMA) until December 2009 where he covered hurricanes Katrina and Rita, shootings at Virginia Tech and many more.
Moreover, at GMA, his profile on the 12-year-old poet, Mattie Stepanek recognized him with News & Documentary Emmy- the youngest ever to win in the network’s history.
Currently, as of February 2020, Robin Roberts (2002- Present), George Stephanopoulos (2009- Present) and Michael Strahan (2016- Present) serve as co-anchors in GMA.
In 2009, Chris Cuomo joined the ABC’s Emmy Award-winning TV newsmagazine ‘20/20′ where he would work alongside Elizabeth Vargas until 2013.
As for a fact, the current 20/20 hosts David Muir (2013- Present) came as Cuomo’s replacement while Amy Robach (2018- Present) replaced Vargas.
Career At CNN: Former ‘New Day’ Anchor & Now ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ Presenter
In February 2013, Chris Cuomo joined CNN & subsequently, became the co-host of CNN’s morning show New Day alongside Alisyn Camerota.
There, he made various news outlets & notable coverage as well:
- The Paris terror attacks (November 13- November 14, 2015)
- The Boston Marathon bombing (April 15, 2013)
- Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria- Nomination for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage
- The Battle for Mosul- Nomination for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage
- Interview with Last Vegas massacre survivors- Nomination for Outstanding Live Interview
In March 2018, he left New Day & was moved to primetime, where he got to host Cuomo Prime Time (premiered on June 4, 2018) on CNN and CNN International.
Along with the news analysis, the show also reports on the latest breaking news that airs at 9 PM throughout a 1-hour slot.
Did you know? Since September 2018, Cuomo hosts a 2-hour weekday radio show “Let’s Get After It” on the SiriusXM channel, P.O.T.U.S.
Is Resident Of New York: Lives With Wife & Children
The New York-born lives in his hometown with his children & wife Cristina Greeven, the Gotham magazine editor. The duo married on November 24, 2001, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Southampton.
Together, they share 3 children: daughters Bella and Carolina and son Mario.
Their primary residence is the 1920s cooperative apartment house on New York’s posh Park Avenue.
Chris & his wife Cristina bought the 7-room apartment in early 2011 for a whopping $2.995 million.
As per Variety, the duo, in February 2019, put their another house, a shingle-style 3,000 square feet property in Southampton, New York house in the market, asking $2.9 million.
They had bought the 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms property in 2005 for $1.3 million.
However, no update on the sales of the property is out, as of February 2020.
As reported, the 6 ft. 2 inches tall Chris Cuomo owns a Ford & a 1969 Camaro Convertible.
Born In High-Flying Family: Father & Brother Are Both Governors
Chris was born Christopher Charles Cuomo on August 9, 1970, in Queens, New York City, New York.
His father late Mario Cuomo (1932- 2015) formerly served as Lieutenant Governor of New York (1979- 1982) and then as Governor of New York (1983- 1994), while mother Matilda Cuomo is an advocate for women and children, also the former First Lady of New York.
Cuomo’s elder brother Andrew Cuomo (born December 6, 1957) is the Governor of New York (2011- Present); he had formerly worked as New York State Attorney General (2007- 2010).
Chris also has 3 sisters: Maria Cuomo Cole, a film producer; Margaret I. Cuomo, a radiologist; and Madeline Cuomo.
Cuomo attended The Albany Academy and later went to Yale University to obtain an undergraduate degree. In 1995, he obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Fordham University.