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Geraldo Rivera Twitter Controversy: What Happened? Religion Ethnicity And Parents

Fans are curious about Geraldo Rivera Twitter Controversy after his recent tweet on religious freedom regarding the New Zealand Mosque Attack.

Geraldo Rivera is an established Journalist, political commentator, author, attorney, and former television host from America who often remains in the limelight because of his tweets on various trending topics.

The political commentator rose to fame after he hosted the tabloid talk show Geraldo and the news magazine program Geraldo at Large. The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults, a live television show from 1986, landed Geraldo immense popularity among viewers.

Geraldo earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School.

In 1970 the political commentator served as an attorney for Puerto Rican activists in New York, leading to television interviews that became his break into journalism. 

In 1972, the Journalist was honored with a Peabody Award for a report on the mistreatment of inmates at the mental health facility Willowbrook State School in New York.

Geraldo Rivera Twitter Controversy: What Happened?

Geraldo Rivera often remains in the limelight for his tweets regarding the ongoing happenings. His tweet on religious freedom regarding the New Zealand Mosque Attack gathered his fame in the media.

The attorney has talked about massacres, faiths, race, tolerance, and protection following the New Zealand Mosque Attack.

Geraldo Rivera's Twitter Controversy
Geraldo Rivera’s Twitter Controversy after his recent tweet on religious freedom regarding the New Zealand Mosque Attack.
Source: TWITTER

In 1994, Geraldo began hosting a nightly discussion of the news on CNBC called Rivera Live while continuing to host Geraldo. Later, he received a contract with NBC to work as a reporter for six years and host Rivera Live on CNBC.

From 1998 and 1999, American journalists extensively covered the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

His brother Craig joined him as a videographer on missions in Afghanistan when he agreed to take a pay reduction to serve as a war correspondent for the Fox News Channel following terrorist attacks.

Geraldo Rivera Religion

Geraldo Rivera’s tweets regarding the New Zealand Mosque Attack captivated the attention of the fans about his religion.

According to sources, the political commentator follows the Jewish religion.

Geraldo’s mother was Jewish, while his father was Catholic. Born to a Jewish mother, Geraldo was raised primarily in Jewish culture and had a bar mitzvah ceremony.

In 1987, the Journalist hosted the first of a series of special prime-time reports dealing with an alleged epidemic of Satanic ritual abuse. 

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Geraldo Rivera Ethnicity

Geraldo Rivera hails of Jewish American descent, and his nationality is American.

The 79 years of political commentator was born on July 4, 1943, at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, New York.

As per reports, his father hails from Puerto Rican ancestry, whereas his mother is American Jewish. The Journalist himself is part Hispanic, his father coming from Puerto Rico.

 

Geraldo Rivera Book
Geraldo published His Panic: Why Americans fear Hispanics in the U.S.
Source: Penguin

In 2008, Geraldo published His Panic: Why Americans fear Hispanics in the U.S.The title “His Panic” is a play on the word “Hispanic” and describes the anti-Hispanic racism in the United States. 

Who Are Geraldo Rivera Parents?

Geraldo Rivera was born to his parents, Lillian and Cruz “Allen” Rivera.

His father, Cruz, was a cab driver, whereas his mother, Lillian, was a restaurant worker.

Geraldo’s mother changed the spelling of their last name to “Riviera” to shield them from racism and prejudice because their family had experienced both.

The political commentator has two sisters, Irene and Sharon, and a brother, Craig.

In his interview, he mentioned his mother inspired him to become a Journalist when she signed him up for a journal camp at his high school during his sophomore year.

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