Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo Net Worth

$12 Million

Chris Cuomo's Salary

$6 Million
Last Updated: September 11, 2023
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Net Worth:
$12 Million
$6 Million
Date of Birth:
Aug 9, 1970 (53 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Lawyer, Journalist, Screenwriter
United States of America
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Chris Cuomo is an American television journalist who has a net worth of $12 million. Chris Cuomo is best known for being the former host of Cuomo Prime Time, a weeknight news analysis show that aired on CNN until its cancellation in December 2021. Cuomo is the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and son of the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Chris was fired by CNN on December 5, 2021, in the wake of allegations that he used his position and resources at CNN to investigate women who had accused his brother of sexual harassment. At the time of his firing, Cuomo Prime Time was the highest rated show on CNN, though it not nearly the highest rated prime time cable news show. He has since joined Nexstar Media Group to host Cuomo for NewsNation.


Chris Cuomo's salary at CNN was $6 million per year.

Early Life

Christopher Charles Cuomo was born in the New York City borough of Queens, New York on August 9, 1970. His father was the late Mario Cuomo, the former Governor of New York, and Matilda Raffa Cuomo. Mario Cuomo's parents, Andrea and Immacolata Cuomo, both emigrated to the United States from Italy: Andrea in 1926 and Immacolata in 1927. His brother Andrew is the current Governor of New York. His sister Maria Cuomo Cole is a  producer of films with social impact at Cuomo Cole Productions and is married to fashion designer Kenneth Cole. His other sister Margaret is a doctor. The Cuomos are of Italian descent. Chris's paternal grandparents were from Southern Italy and his maternal grandparents were from Sicily. Chris attended the private prep school The Albany Academy in Albany, New York. He got his Bachelor's degree from Yale University and his J.D. from Fordham University. He has been a licensed attorney since 1995.


Cuomo's early career as a journalist included appearances on CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC. He was a correspondent for Fox Files on Fox News where he covered controversial social issues. Cuomo also worked as a political policy analyst for Fox News. He did a year-long assignment covering the heroin addiction affecting suburban families for ABC's 20/20. Cuomo was the chief law and justice correspondent for ABC News. He covered the earthquake in Haiti, bullying, and homeless teens. He's also effected change in a number of industries after reporting on them, including his undercover look at for-profit school recruiters. Additionally, Cuomo's tip from a BMW owner led to the recall of more than 150,000 cars.

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From September 2006 to December 2009, he was Good Morning America's news anchor. In this role, he was the primary reporter for breaking news stories around the world. He covered the war on terrorism by being embedded on several occasions in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During one of these assignments, his convoy was hit by an IED. Back in the U.S., Cuomo covered the shootings at Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, and the Amish School in Pennsylvania. He also covered the Sago Mine collapse, the Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Cuomo moved to CNN in February 2013 to co-host the morning show. He made his debut on CNN on February 8, 2013, as a field anchor on an episode of Piers Morgan Tonight. In March 2018, while co-anchoring New Day, it was announced that he was moving to primetime to host Cuomo Primetime.

In October 2017, Inside with Chris Cuomo, a new documentary series premiered on HLN. The show focuses on "stories affecting real people, in real towns and cities across America."

In September 2018, he began hosting a two-hour weekday radio show "Let's Get After It" on the P.O.T.U.S. channel on SiriusXM. And after his firing from CNN, Cuomo announced he would be hosting a new primetime program on the Nexstar Media Group-owned channel NewsNation. The new series, Cuomo, premiered in October 2022.

Cuomo has won multiple Emmy Awards. Cuomo's Good Morning America profile of inspiring 12-year-old poet, Mattie Stepanek, was recognized with a News & Documentary Emmy, making Cuomo one of the youngest correspondents to receive this award in network news history. Cuomo has been nominated for several News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, for his reporting on hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria; Outstanding Live Interview, for his interviews with Las Vegas massacre survivors; Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, for the Battle for Mosul; Best Story in a Newscast, for his reporting on Undercover in Syria, and more. He has also won the Edward R. Murrow Award as well as Polk and Peabody Awards.

Personal Life

Chris is married to former Gotham Magazine editor Cristina Greeven. They married in 2001. Together they reside in Manhattan and have three children — Bella Cuomo, Carolina Regina Cuomo, and Mario Cuomo.

Cuomo was named one of People magazine's "50 Sexiest People" in 1997.

On August 13, 2019, in Shelter Island, New York, Cuomo threatened to throw a heckler down a flight of stairs at a bar and chastised him with profanity-laced insults after the man called him Fredo, in reference to the fictional character from The Godfather novel and films. Cuomo told the man that the use of the name "Fredo" was tantamount to "the n-word" for Italian-Americans.

In March 2020, Cuomo was interviewing his brother, Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, on CNN about the coronavirus outbreak. Andrew discussed New York's response to the coronavirus outbreak and noted the possibility of implementing a curfew to keep residents inside."I don't like the word curfew. Dad tried to have a curfew for me and I never got past the resentment," Andrew said. Chris replied: "That was the least of your problems, your problems with the curfew. Just so you know." After a back-and-forth banter, Chris said: "…no matter how hard you're working, there's always time to call mom. She wants to hear from you. Just so you know."

Real Estate

In 2001, Chris and Cristina Cuomo bought a five-bedroom, four-bathroom 3,000-square-foot Southampton home for $1.3 million and then embarked on a total remodel of the property. The Cuomos sold this home in May 2019 for $2.9 million.

In June 2011, Chris and Cristina bought a Park Avenue apartment for $2.995 million.

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