October 14th, 2014
04:09 AM ET

Chris Cuomo Traces His Italian History

CNN's Chris Cuomo recently traveled to Italy to trace his roots.

He thought he knew his family history until his journey led him to participate in a pole-climbing competition and more.

See a photo gallery from his trip.

Don't miss the two-hour ROOTS special, Tuesday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  CNN.com/Roots


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  1. Alice Costa

    How can I contact the people who helped you trace your family tree? My grandmother came to NJ from Sant'Arsenio!

    October 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Alice,
      Thank you for watching the #CNNRoots specials. Chris Cuomo was assisted by those at Ancestry.com, so you'll want to reach out to the company for assistance with your search.
      Stay with CNN for more of our #CNNRoots stories. Visit CNN.com/Roots for more.
      Happy #NewDay!

      October 16, 2014 at 7:20 am | Reply
  2. J. DElia

    Loved the story, especially since my family migrated from Teggiano, which is just a bit south of Sant 'Arsenio, to Brooklyn and eventually across the river to New Jersey. There are untold stories in the backkgrounds of most immigrants. Thanks for sharing yours, Chris.

    October 14, 2014 at 11:56 am | Reply
  3. Roberta Kenney

    Chris, I am a D'Elia and was astonished to find that you have D'Elia in your family as well! I loved seeing your journey. Thanks for sharing, cugino!

    October 14, 2014 at 11:53 am | Reply
  4. spreemam

    sounds like you had a great vaction in itily. Enjoying seeing me on screen? Beautiful person.. Bless

    October 14, 2014 at 11:13 am | Reply
  5. Dave Bellflower

    Chris, Loved the roots story. We have a greasy pole climb every Labor day weekend at St. Roccos church in Cleveland ohio. We just celebrated the 100 th. anniversary this year of the festival. Nice to see there are other Italians keeping up the tradition of the pole climb. If you are free next Labor day come on up and enjoy the feast.

    October 14, 2014 at 9:32 am | Reply

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