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NewsNation hires former Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera

Geraldo Rivera. (Courtesy photo)
Geraldo Rivera. (Courtesy photo)

Former Fox News correspondent and host Geraldo Rivera has joined Nexstar Media Group’s cable news channel NewsNation as a correspondent-at-large, the company announced on Wednesday.

The hiring comes after several weeks of guest appearances by Rivera on NewsNation shows like “Cuomo” and “Dan Abrams Live,” where he was asked to comment on some of the biggest news stories of the day.

“Geraldo is a legendary journalist whose talent and experience is unrivaled in the industry,” Michael Corn, the President of NewsNation, said in a statement. “We look forward to him joining the network and providing our viewers with his one-of-a-kind analysis.”

Rivera has spent more than five decades in the television industry, to include hosting his own syndicated daytime talk show in the late 1980s and 1990s.

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In 2001, Rivera joined Fox News, where he served as a special correspondent for the cable news network. He later became a co-host of the popular roundtable talk show “The Five,” only to depart the show over irreconcilable differences last June.

“I love Fox, I love the people at Fox, I always will,” Rivera said during one of his last appearances on the network.

Now, on Valentine’s Day, Rivera has found a new love, and his relationship will be consummated Wednesday evening during his first on-air appearance in his new role. That appearance will take place on Cuomo at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, the network said.

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