KEY POINTS

  • Chris Cuomo is a television journalist who hosts CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time"
  • Cuomo is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the son of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo
  • He worked for Fox News and ABC before landing his gig at CNN

Chris Cuomo is more than just a face Americans see on their televisions or phones each night. He has managed to build a career and carve out his own path beyond his last name. Here’s how much he is making from being a television journalist.

A lawyer and a journalist, Cuomo is the face of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” a weeknight news analysis show that tackles politics, society and economics. The 50-year-old presenter receives an estimated $6 million a year for his work at the news network, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Cuomo also appears on other shows, including “The New Day with Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota” and “Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo.” He is among the highest-paid journalists at CNN, though his salary is still far below Anderson Cooper's reported $12 million annual earnings, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

With a net worth valued at $12 million, Cuomo has other revenue streams aside from his CNN roles to further build his fortune. He and his wife, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, previously had a 3,000-square-foot Southampton home that they bought for $1.3 million and sold in May 2019 for $2.9 million. The couple and their children currently reside in a $2.995 million Park Avenue apartment in New York City. 

Cuomo is the brother of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the son of the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. He started his career in journalism on the Fox News channel, where he served as a correspondent and political policy analyst, according to his profile on ABC News.

His next job saw him joining ABC. He served as co-anchor of the award-winning program “20/20,” with his documentary on heroin addiction perhaps his most notable work. From September 2006 to December 2009, he served as a news anchor for the network’s morning show “Good Morning America.”

Cuomo moved to CNN in February 2013 where he also started hosting the morning show “New Day.” He was promoted to lead a primetime show in March 2018 with “Cuomo Prime Time.”

Career is not the only rosy part of Cuomo’s life. He married his wife Cristina in 2001. They are parents to two daughters, Bella and Carolina Regina, and son Mario who is named after his father.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Cuomo attend The Robin Hood Foundation's 2015 Benefit at Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2015 in New York City. The report from New York AG Letitia James revealed Chris Cuomo's involvement in strategizing how Gov. Andrew Cuomo should respond to sexual harassment allegations. Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images