|Born||Christopher Charles Cuomo
August 9, 1970
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cristina Greeven (2001 - Present)|
Christopher Charles "Chris" Cuomo (born August 9, 1970) is a television journalist, currently at CNN. He previously was the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent, and co-anchor for ABC's 20/20. He is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and the brother of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo was born in Queens, New York. He attended The Albany Academy, received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University and is a licensed attorney. In 2001, he married magazine editor Cristina Greeven in a Catholic ceremony in Southampton, New York. He resides in Manhattan with his wife and their three children: a son, Mario, and daughters Bella and Carolina Regina Cuomo. He is of Italian ancestry.
Cuomo was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Fox Broadcast Network’s Fox Files, where he covered a wide range of stories focusing on controversial social issues. He also served as a political policy analyst for Fox News Channel. Prior to Fox News, Cuomo made similar appearances on CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.
As co-anchor of 20/20, Cuomo's most recent long-form coverage includes a groundbreaking look at heroin addiction. His year-long coverage reveals suburban heroin addiction attacking families like never before. Other recent work has tackled major the Haiti earthquake, child custody, bullying, homeless teens; policy change has come after Cuomo’s undercover look at for-profit school recruiters, leading to an industry clean-up; and Cuomo’s tip from a BMW owner led to a recall of over 150,000 affected models.
From September 2006 to December 2009, Cuomo was the news anchor for Good Morning America. Cuomo was the primary reporter on breaking news stories, both at home and around the world, including dozens of assignments in some 10 countries. He covered the war on terrorism, embedded on multiple occasions in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq (where his convoy was hit by an IED). At home, he covered shootings such as Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, and the Pennsylvania Amish school shootings; hurricanes Katrina and Rita; as well as the Sago Mine collapse, and the Minneapolis bridge collapse in August 2007. Often Cuomo would anchor morning and evening coverage.
Cuomo maintains a website, "Cuomo on the Case", where he can take questions, and which acts as a platform for his reporting and discussion on a number of issues.
Cuomo had two weekly digital programs, The Real Deal and Focus on Faith, which discussed matters of spirituality. and appeared with Father Edward Beck on ABC News Now, the network’s 24-hour digital outlet.
In February 2013, Cuomo moved to CNN to co-host the morning show. He made his debut on CNN as field anchor on the February 8, 2013, episode of Piers Morgan Tonight, covering the February 2013 nor'easter. Cuomo is the co-host of CNN's morning show New Day with Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira and continues to report on major events and breaking news across the network.
Cuomo has received multiple Emmy Award nominations. Notably, Cuomo’s Good Morning America profile of the 12-year-old poet, Mattie Stepanek, was recognized with a News Emmy, making Cuomo one of the youngest correspondents to receive a News Emmy in network news history.
Cuomo has been awarded Polk and Peabody Awards for team coverage, and his work has been singled out in the areas of breaking news, business news, and legal news, with the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage, a Loeb Award for business reporting and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for investigating juvenile justice.
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