Craig Rivera

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Craig Rivera
Born Craig A. Riviera
(1954-10-10) October 10, 1954 (age 63)
Manhattan, New York City, US
Residence Montclair, New Jersey
Occupation Television personality, journalist
Spouse(s) Cordelia Bowe (m. 1992)
Children 2

Craig Rivera[1] is an American television journalist, producer, and correspondent for Fox News Channel. He also appeared regularly on the Fox News Channel newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large.

Early life[edit]

Craig Rivera was born in Manhattan on October 10, 1954. He is the youngest child of Lillian (née Friedman), a waitress, and Cruz "Allen" Rivera (October 1, 1915 – November 1987), a restaurant worker and cab driver.[2][3] Rivera's father was a Catholic Puerto Rican,[4] and his mother was of Ashkenazi Russian Jewish descent. He grew up in Brooklyn and West Babylon, New York where he attended West Babylon High School. He has four siblings: Irene, Geraldo, Wilfredo, and Sharon.[citation needed]


He attended Kutztown University and majored in Communications and Media Studies.[5] After graduating, he joined ABC's 20/20 in 1978 as a Producer. He transitioned to "Inside Edition" in 1986, working for the first time as an on-air talent.

He then left Inside Edition to, along with his brother, join Fox News Channel in light of the 9/11 attacks to cover American combat in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Four years into his career at Fox, he became a Senior Field Producer for Geraldo At Large and appeared each week on the show to present an investigative reporting segment called “Craig Investigates”.[6]


A year before he left Inside Edition, he worked on an investigative segment titled “Home Depot Dangers”,[7] which won a Deadline Club Award for Best Series/Investigative Reporting.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Married to producer Cordelia Bowe on May 16, 1992, Craig lives with Cordelia and their two children in Montclair, New Jersey.[9]


  1. ^ "Bio on Internet Movie Database". Retrieved November 5, 2013. (born "Craig Alan Riviera", October 10, 1954 in New York, USA)
  2. ^ "Excerpt: "His Panic" – ABC News". 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ Geraldo Rivera Biography (1943–). Retrieved on 2013-11-5.
  4. ^ "Excerpt: "His Panic"". ABC News. February 26, 2008. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bio on Internet Movie Database". Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Craig Rivera on the Internet Movie Database". Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Archive of "Home Depot Dangers" Story". Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Inside Edition - Awards". Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
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