Chris Cuomo is a television anchor and reporter who covers key stories for CNN. He is the co-anchor for the morning show of CNN, New Day, which he anchors along with Michaela Pereira and Kate Bolduan. He was earlier with ABC serving as the chief law and justice correspondent, and the co-host of its show 20/20. In the course of his career, he has done exclusive interviews including the interview with Aaron Fisher, the first victim of football coach Jerry Sandusky, and the interview with Dharun Ravi, the Tyler Clementi trial defendant.
Christopher Charles Cuomo was born in the year 1970. He graduated from Yale University and received his Juris Doctor (law degree) from Fordham University. He is a licensed attorney and resides in Manhattan at present. He is married to Cristina and has three children, a son and two daughters. His father Mario Cuomo was a former Governor of New York state and his brother Andrew Cuomo is the current Governor of New York.
Before starting his career in journalism, Chris Cuomo practiced law and served in structured finance. He then joined Fox News Channel as analyst for political policies. He worked as correspondent for the show Fox Files at Fox News Channel and Fox Broadcast Network which specialized in airing controversial social problems. He later joined ABC News and was in charge of the weekly digital shows Focus on Faith and The Real Deal at ABC News Now, which is the network’s 24 hour news website. He also worked for CNBC and MSNBC before joining CNN as correspondent.
Chris Cuomo’s journalism career is studded with awards and recognitions. He has received many Emmy nominations and numerous other awards for his extensive and in- depth reporting style. He has received the News Emmy and was the youngest ever correspondent to receive the award. He has also been honored with the Peabody and Polk awards, and the Edward R. Murrow award. He also received the Loeb Award and the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.
The valuable and highly intensive coverage by Chris Cuomo has led to some marked changes like the amendment in card member policy by the American Express, recalling of numerous affected car models by BMW, the intervention of FDA in the case of adverse effects of Zinc in denture creams and various other socio-economic issues. He has also covered key stories from all parts of the world including war torn Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. His documentaries have been instrumental in bringing to the public’s attention the plight of homeless teens in the United States. He also exposed the effects of Heroin in the sub-urban areas.