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Geraldo Rivera quits Fox News after firing from ‘The Five’ talk show

July 13, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Geraldo Rivera (Photo/Media Moves)

After 23 years at Fox News, Geraldo Rivera has quit the network, just days ahead of his 80th birthday.

He stated he was pushed out of his spot as a rotating co-host on The Five, the cable news net’s afternoon talk show in a tweet:

“Bumpy day on the North Atlantic. Anyway, I got fired from @TheFive so I quit Fox.”

In an interview a week earlier, he told the AP “it has been a rocky ride but it has also been an exhilarating adventure that spanned quite a few years. I hope it’s not my last adventure.”

Rivera’s career has spanned more than five decades, during which he’s earned multiple journalism awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award, several local and national Emmys, and Duponts.

He joined New York’s WABC-TV as reporter in 1970, later appearing on ABC network programs, including 20/20 and Nightline, before he hit the syndication circuit with his tabloid talk show Geraldo, which lasted 11 years.

Rivera would then move to host an an evening news and interview show at CNBC, before getting recruited to Fox News as a war correspondent.

Fox gave the longtime on-air personality an on-air farewell, celebrating his legendary career, during Fox & Friends on June 30.

Rivera was inducted into the NAHJ Hall of Fame in 2009.

And in one of the most derided stunts in modern media history, Rivera failed to discover the so-called hidden secret vaults of mobster Al Capone in 1986.

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