CLEVELAND – iHeartMedia’s WTAM 1100 & 106.9 FM, Cleveland’s Newsradio, is pleased to honor Geraldo Rivera, one of America’s most enduring broadcasters and Fox News correspondent-at-large, who celebrates his 50th broadcast anniversary on September 8, 2020. As part of the week-long celebration, many historical broadcast career moments and several high-profile guests will be heard on his daily radio program, “Geraldo in Cleveland.”airing weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on WTAM Cleveland and the iHeartRadio App.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years and I’m humbled by all of the opportunities during my storied career,” said the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Rivera. “Cleveland is my home now and so is WTAM, where I look forward to sharing some incredible highlights with you during my daily radio show. Most importantly, I look forward to continuing my daily broadcast journey with YOU by my side.”
“Geraldo in Cleveland”premiered on Monday, September 24, 2018 on WTAM, and the “Roadkill with Geraldo”podcast followed shortly after. The program discusses a range of local and national headlines, including the latest business, political and pop culture news.
“Geraldo Rivera is a once-in-a-generation broadcaster, storied journalist and tireless philanthropist,” said Keith Hotchkiss, President of iHeartMedia’s North Ohio Region. “It’s not every day that you get to work with a legend or get to celebrate 50 years in any career. Over the last two years, Geraldo has helped WTAM redefine our position in the Cleveland community and he has continued to be the voice of reason for many of us. Congratulations Geraldo, we are lucky to have you!”
Rivera began his 50-year career as a television reporter at WABC-TV in New York and was a member of the original cast of ABC's “Good Morning America.” He had an eight-year association with ABC's “20/20” as an investigative reporter and produced and hosted “The Geraldo Rivera Show” for 11 years. Prior to joining Fox News, Rivera served as host of CNBC's number-one rated prime time show, “Rivera Live,” where his critically-acclaimed coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial verdict set an all-time CNBC rating record. Rivera is a veteran foreign correspondent who has been on the frontlines of many international conflicts since 1973.
Geraldo is also a three-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award and has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, and two Alfred I. duPont - Columbia University Awards. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of eight books, including The Geraldo Show – A Memoir.
About iHeartMedia Cleveland
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