American television journalist Chris Cuomo was fired by CNN on Saturday, Dec. 4 when allegations of sexual misconduct came to light. Earlier that week, he was suspended for his involvement with his brother, Andrew Cuomo’s legal defense – Andrew Cuomo resigned as New York’s governor amid his own sexual misconduct allegations.
“This is not how I want my time at CNN to end but I have already told you why and how I helped my brother. So let me now say as disappointing as this is, I could not be more proud of the team at Cuomo Prime Time and the work we did as CNN’s #1 show in the most competitive time slot. I owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work,” Cuomo said in a statement to CNN.
As of now, he has a net worth of $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Son of late Mario Cuomo, another New York governor, Chris is making a name and hefty income for himself outside of politics. He earns $6 million annually for his role as host of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Awards and Accolades
The television celebrity and journalist has earned a Daytime Emmy Award, a News & Documentary Emmy Award and eight Emmy nominations, according to IMDb. He earned the prestigious News & Documentary Emmy for his “Good Morning America” coverage of 12-year-old poet Mattie Stepanek, Celebrity Net Worth reported. He has also won Edward R. Murrow, Polk, and Peabody awards for his hard-hitting and edgy coverage of major national and global events.
Cuomo started his career in TV journalism on CNBC, CNN and MSNBC. He also covered social issues for the “Fox Files” on Fox News and worked as a political policy analyst for the network, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He moved on to become chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News and co-anchor of “20/20.” Cuomo has been with CNN since 2013.
Education and Not-for-Profit Work
After receiving an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law, Cuomo briefly practiced law and also worked in structured finance, according to his profile on CNN.com.
Cuomo works as an advisor to The 2030 Center, a political think tank, and The Creative Coalition, an advocacy organization for free media and the arts, according to IMDb.
Chris Cuomo and his wife, Christina, own a seven-room Park Avenue co-op, which they purchased for $2.995 million in 2011, according to Money Inc. Celebrity Net Worth reported that he previously owned a 3,000-square-foot home in Southampton, New York, which he purchased for $1.3 million, renovated, and then sold for $2.9 million in 2019.
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