March 5, 2021

Geraldo Rivera reveals story behind quitting CNBC to join Fox after 9/11

Fox News legend Geraldo Rivera opened up about his decision to quit his high-paying and cushy job at CNBC to become a Fox war correspondent after the September 11 attacks in an interview released on Sunday. 

“I had a cushy job in the highest-rated show on CNBC at the time,” Rivera told co-host Jon Scott. “But they would not let me go to war and when 9/11 happened, it hit my hometown.” Rivera hosted Rivera Live, a CNBC evening news and interview show from 1994 up until the 9/11 attacks.

“We lost six dads in our child’s elementary school,” Rivera continued. “It was outrageous and terrible and I was so furious, I just wanted to personally take revenge against Usama bin Laden and what they did to my town and my country. And CNBC would not let me go.”

Since CNBC didn’t want to let him leave his show to cover the war, “I took 40% of the pay that they were paying me to go to work as a correspondent and I’ve not regretted it for a minute.”

After joining Fox, Rivera spent several years covering 11 assignments in Afghanistan and 11 in Iraq along with multiple trips to other battle-torn areas until he transitioned into hosting his own radio shows on various channels along with making regular appearances on “FOX & Friends” and “Hannity.”

“The time I spent…overseas has been a blessing to me and just broadened my whole point of view in life,” Rivera continued. “It has been a wild and crazy time to be a correspondent at Fox News and to be a reporter in this country as we’ve gone through so much….”

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

56 Responses

  1. This is a appealing article by the way. I am going to go ahead and bookmark this post for my sister to read later on tonight. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you pertaining to taking turns the following superb subject matter on your web-site. I noticed it on the internet. I am going to check to come back if you publish additional aricles.

  3. Hey 🙂 Just between, are some totally uncorelated websites blogs to ours, however, they are ultimate worth checking out.. Super! Turbo! Great this typography carry on as usual Add Free links

  4. Zycie jest choroba. Jedyna rlznica pomiedzy ludzmi jest stadium choroby, w jakim zyja. – George Bernard Shaw

  5. […] had a comment on my post Never Pray For Patience, and I wanted to share her comment and my response: I watched Evan Almighty, and will not […]

  6. Recognition for another large post. I am pretty sure this piece has helped me save many hours of impression other similar posts just on the road to find what I was trying for. I just want toward say: Thank you!

  7. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in composing this article. I am hoping the same high-grade work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to begin my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  8. Hello there, just changed into alert to your weblog through Google,
    and found that it is really informative. I am
    going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate
    if you continue this in future. Lots of folks shall be benefited out of your writing.

  9. I have been browsing on-line greater than 3 hours nowadays, yet I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It’s pretty worth sufficient for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content as you did, the net shall be a lot more useful than ever before.|

  10. Hi – in truth great web site you have created. I enjoyed reading this posting. I did want to publish a remark to tell you that the design of this site is very aesthetically delightful. I used to be a graphic designer, now I am a copy editor. I have always enjoyed functioning with information processing systems and am trying to learn code in my free time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Sign Up For The Daily Newsletter