10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cuomo
May 14th, 2014
12:05 AM ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo is co-anchor on “New Day” alongside Kate Bolduan and news anchor Michaela Pereira weekdays at 6am ET.

When he's not busy reporting, he can typically be found out on the water fishing, working out at the gym and hanging with his family.

Here, Chris shares 10 things you didn't know about him:

1. When I was a kid, I was the only one who wanted to be nothing when I grew up. Some say I succeeded

2. I am married to someone who is better on TV than I am (search online for Cristina Cuomo)

3. I am only second generation in this country. My grandparents came from two poor areas of southern Italy

4. Despite being 100% Italian, I am almost devoid of chest hair and can't grow a beard

5. I was blown up and lived thanks, to our amazing fighting men and women. (YouTube it: Cuomo hit by IED in Iraq)

6. I cry. Often. Almost always involving my kids (joy and frustration), but sometimes during movies where someone is being victimized... but then I get angry

7. I was a mistake. I am 16 years younger than my oldest sibling. I wore my sister's hand me downs up through middle school. Baby blue Levi cords taught me how to fight early and often

8. I can't sleep on my back

9. I almost quit journalism after the death of child poet Mattie Stepanek. His death was so hard for those who knew him well and I wasn't sure I could keep doing the job. But his mother and my dear friend Jeni inspired me to fight the good fight

10. I have spent time in jail...and not for work

See Chris' journey to discover his family history at CNN.com/Roots


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  1. sandy

    I watched your coverage of the tragic event in Eastern Ukraine. Refering to this I would like to make a comment.Why do We only hear one side of the story of this terrible tragedy in the media.There're some sources(WSJ,NY Post)who covered another side which does't get any air time.Story about villagers of Hrabove,the workers who set up a tents in the field amid the corpses and stayed night after night,put their own lives in the risk. They should be interviewed,not this drug addicted "Prime minister"...

    July 28, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  2. K

    Love watching Chris and the New Day gang. Their chemistry on camera is great; and, I enjoy watching them daily.

    May 18, 2014 at 8:46 am | Reply
  3. staciblank

    I'll bite....why were you in jail Chris???

    May 14, 2014 at 7:15 am | Reply
  4. staciblank

    I'll bite- What were you in jail for ??? LOL

    May 14, 2014 at 7:09 am | Reply

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