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Chris Cuomo is a prominent figure in television journalism. Chris Cuomo is an American television journalist for CNN.

Early Life and Childhood

Chris Cuomo was born on August 9, 1970. As of March 2024, his age is 53 years old and his zodiac sign is Leo. His birth name of Chris is Christopher Charles Cuomo. Likewise,  Cuomo was born in New York City, New York, and his nationality is American.

Cuomo is the son of Matilda Cuomo and Mario Cuomo. His mother, Matilda Cuomo was an American advocate for Women and children and also the former first lady of New York from 1983 to 1994. Similarly, his father Mario Cuomo was an American politician of the Democratic Party and also served as the 52nd Governor of New York and Lieutenant Governor of New York.

Likewise, Chris has one sibling, his elder brother Andrew Mark Cuomo who is an American politician, author, and lawyer serving as the 56th governor of New York since 2011. Chris has a very close bond with his brother Andrew who was 13 years older than Chris. Proportionately, more of his childhood was raised by his brother Andrew as his father was mostly absent during his nurturing period.


Chris Cuomo studied at The Albany Academy a private university preparatory day school in Albany, New York Furthermore, he joined Yale University where he gained an undergraduate degree. Further, he became a licensed attorney after he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Fordham University.

Chris Cuomo – Net Worth 2024

With a successful career in media, it pays him well financially as well with an estimated net worth of $9 million. Cuomo is the highest-paid anchor on CNN receiving an annual salary of $2.5 million. At present, he is not signed as a brand ambassador for any brands or products. Nevertheless, he will surely be involved in the brand endorsement of major brands in the coming future.

Tested Positive for Corona Virus. Has he recovered now?

This CNN anchor, Chris Cuomo has spent his last three weeks isolating himself from the rest of his family in his home while he battled the coronavirus. In a video shared on his Instagram account Monday night, he revealed he had received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to head upstairs.

On March 31, Chris Cuomo announced he had tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, he kept his viewers updated in broadcasts from isolation, reporting his latest symptoms, which at times involved illusions, excessive sweating, headaches, pains in his face, and weight loss.

His coronavirus coverage has drawn massively from personal involvements. His brother, Andrew, is the governor managing New York’s response, and he and his family have contracted the virus. On Monday his Prime Time said Chris’s case had fallen: “I tested negative—I don’t have the virus.”

Chris Cuomo has recovered as of now. Though he wasn’t sure how much it was a cause for celebration. Further due to his broadcasts, he has often focused on his circumstances. Whether because of his wife’s inadvisable direction to take a Clorox bath or his interviews with his brother, Chris has been the center of attraction to one media show or another in recent weeks. At one point he stated he was thinking of moving back from cable news amid the frenzy, only to apparently renege the next day and later increase the insanity.

For now, he has continued his regularly scheduled coverage and on Monday he was sharing ahead to what could come next for him and the crisis. He mentioned a World Health Organization news from Friday that says, “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”

Career and Professional Life

After earning a law degree, Chris Cuomo pursued a career as a television journalist. Likewise, within a few years, Cuomo became the youngest correspondent at 20/20, before he worked as an anchor on Good Morning America. Cuomo’s journey in journalism career kicked off with appearances on a wide range of news channels like CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN where he discussed many issues regarding politics and society.

Consequently, within this course of time, Cuomo also had gigs at FOX News covering a wide range of societal mishaps from bullying to rape, heroin addiction, its threat to young people, and many more.

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Caption: Chris Cuomo presenting. Source: Instagram

Before joining CNN in February 2013 Cuomo worked as co-anchor of 20/20 an American television news magazine. It was broadcast on ABC where Cuomo’s coverage was mainly of how heroin addiction is affecting suburban families. However, after Cuomo left ABC and joined CNN Cuomo was made co-host of the outfit’s morning show and served as a field anchor. Consequently, Cuomo’s career took another big step. He also worked for reporting terrorism in Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

At present Cuomo operates a very conducive website, “Cuomo on the Case” where he takes questions, and acts as a platform for his reporting and discussion on several issues.

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Caption: Chris Cuomo hosting Cuomo Prime Times program. Source: Instagram

Awards and Nominations

Cuomo has received multiple Emmy Award nominations. Cuomo’s Good Morning America profile of the 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek received a News Emmy. Furthermore, Cuomo became the youngest correspondent to receive a News Emmy in network news history.

Cuomo is the recipient of the Polk and Peabody Awards for team coverage. Cuomo’s work has been recognized in the areas of business news, breaking news, and legal news. Furthermore, Cuomo was awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage. Likewise,  the 2005 Gerald Loeb Award for Television deadline business reporting for “Money for Nothing?” is an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for investigating juvenile justice.

Relationship Status

Cuomo married Cristina Greeven, the magazine editor of Gotham magazine. They tied the knot in the Roman Catholic ceremony in Southampton, New York. They live in Manhattan with their three children; a son named Mario and two daughters Bella and Carolina Regina.

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Caption: Chris with his family. Source: Walikali

Chris Cuomo was once arrested for drunk driving at Cristina’s party before crashing in ‘Drag Race’. Cuomo’s classic convertible into a parked SUV crashed during a drag race. Furthermore, in 2016 Cuomo was in a legal scandal. Some legal experts targeted Cuomo because of his comment about Hillary Clinton.

Body Measurements

Chris stands with an incredible height of standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 93kg. It seems like he balances his work and health equally having such a fit body. He has dark-colored hair and dark brown-eyes.

Chris Cuomo – Social Media

Chris Cuomo is quite a sensation on social media due to his strong career in media. He has around 233K followers on Instagram, on Twitter, he has 1.41 Million followers, and on Facebook has 300K followers.