NewsNation Welcomes Geraldo Rivera as Senior Correspondent

Geraldo Rivera's Career Shift Garners Media Attention.

by Nouman Rasool
NewsNation Welcomes Geraldo Rivera as Senior Correspondent
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Veteran journalist and an iconic television personality Geraldo Rivera, known for his dynamic approach to news reporting and hosting, embarks on a new journey in his outstanding career. Rivera, a famous face from Fox News Channel as well as a widely known syndicated daytime host, will be joining Nexstar Media Group's NewsNation as the Correspondent at Large in a role that started immediately.

The move to NewsNation is a big leap in the media landscape for Rivera, who is a renowned television journalist, with his unique flair and compelling storytelling. His first appearance on the network is set for Wednesday night, on the show "Cuomo," at 8 p.m., where, in his words, viewers will "get the whole shtick that they know me for.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Geraldo's experience and reputation join our news team," said Michael Corn, president of news for NewsNation. "We are excited to see him take the country's pulse with his great perspective and smart analysis at this extraordinary time," said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace in a statement.

Rivera's Homecoming: Network Reunion

It marks a return for Rivera to the network, which he left last year after coming on board with Fox News in 2001. He departed this spring in the wake of on-air rumbles with "Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld and a mutual sense between Rivera and the network's executives that his time had come.

Rivera's theatrical journalism style, spanning an amazing five decades, has tended at times to upstage the news. Among his more memorable moments was a broken nose incurred during a program when two white supremacists began arguing with a couple of black and Jewish activists.

He has also been lambasted for saying he was present at the Afghanistan war while he was hundreds of miles away. Additionally, in his 1986 live special, where he had promised to show the contents of mobster Al Capone's vaults, at the end of the programme the vaults were revealed to be almost empty.

Controversy aside, Rivera's journalism career is a distinguished one. He has been a senior correspondent for Fox News, had multiple co-hosts rotate through "The Five" with him, and had previous affiliations with CNBC and ABC News. He began broadcasting for WABC in New York