Mother misspelled his last name on his birth certificate; he legally restored it to Rivera when he was an adult.
Began his career uncovering the poor living conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill in 1972 while working for WABC; later authored his first book, Willowbrook, based on the scandal.
Was the first anchor to air the "Zapruder Film" of JFK's assassination on network television in 1975.
Released his autobiography, Exposing Myself, in 1991.
Is an avid sailor and donated his sailboat Voyager to the Maine Maritime Academy.
Donated his Celebrity Apprentice prize winnings to the charity Life's WORC, an organization helping autistic children.
Sherryl Raymond — Ex-wife
Lillian Rivera — Mother
Irene — Sister
C.C. Dyer — Ex-wife
Simone Cruickshank Rivera — Daughter
Craig Rivera — Brother
Cruz Grant Rivera — Son
Cruz Rivera — Father
Wilfredo — Brother
Gabriel Miguel Rivera — Son
Linda Coblentz — Ex-wife
Sharon — Sister
Edith Vonnegut — Ex-wife
Erica Michelle Levy — Wife
Isabella Holmes Rivera — Daughter
Solita Liliana Rivera — Daughter
Attended State University of New York Maritime College, Bronx, New York, United States; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States (BS in Business Administration, 1965); Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York, United States (JD, 1969)