Simone Cruickshank Rivera: Truth About Geraldo Rivera’s Daughter

Simone Cruickshank Rivera

Simone Cruickshank Rivera is the daughter of Geraldo Rivera. Simone’s father Geraldo Rivera is a popular journalist, attorney, author, and political commentator. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1970. He is known for his work in Contact (1997), All About Steve (2009), and Grumpier Old Men (1995), per his IMDb profile.

Simone Cruickshank Rivera: Bio Summary

NameSimone Cruickshank Rivera
Born September 1994
Gender Female
Famous asdaughter of Geraldo Rivera
Birthplace United States
Nationality American
Parents Geraldo Rivera and C.C. Dyer
Siblings Cruz Grant Rivera, Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Isabella Holmes Rivera, and Solita Liliana Rivera
Grandparents Lillian Friedman and Cruz Rivera

Simone Cruickshank Rivera is the daughter of Geraldo Rivera and his ex-wife C.C. Dyer (Cynthia Cruickshank). She was welcomed into the world in September 1994. She will be celebrating her 29th birthday in September 2023. Her parents are no longer married. Geraldo Rivera and C.C. Dyer married on July 11, 1987, but in the year 2000, they got divorced. Simone has a biological sister called Isabella Holmes Rivera. During her parents’ marriage, they had six attempts at having children through IVF, which ended in a miscarriage.

Simone Cruickshank Rivera has three half-siblings from his father’s marriages. Her half-siblings are Gabriel Miguel Rivera, Cruz Grant Rivera, and Solita Liliana Rivera. She is the stepdaughter of her father’s current wife, television producer Erica Michelle Levy, and mother of her half-sister Solita.

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Simone Cruickshank Rivera is the granddaughter of Lillian (née Friedman; October 16, 1924 – June 3, 2018) and Cruz “Allen” Rivera (October 1, 1915 – November 1987), a restaurant worker and cab driver respectively. Simone attended The Spence School and Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences.

Simone enrolling at Yale Law School. She was a research assistant for Professor Caroline Elkins of Harvard’s History Department. From June 2015 to June 2016, Simone was working as a research assistant at the American Bar Foundation. She was also a Farrell Fellow research assistant at Northwestern University.

Simone served as a trial preparation assistant at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York. She was in a Legal Intern position at the United States Department of Defense with the Office of Military Commissions in the Office of the Chief Prosecutor. She became a law clerk at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

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Simone is the Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She has revealed any information about her love life. It is unknown if she is married or in a relationship at the moment.

What Happened To Geraldo Rivera’s Daughter Simone?

Simone Cruickshank Rivera was part of the fans, including French President Francoise Hollande, sitting in the Paris stadium when bombs went off. Fortunately for Simone, she was able to escape the horrible event. Simone contact her father Geraldo Rivera and gave an account of the horrifying experience.

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Simone who studies in France said: ‘Before halftime we all hear an explosive sound but no one seemed to be worried about it‘. She disclosed that at halftime when she went to get food, she and one friend, Isabel noticed that people weren’t allowed to leave the stadium and that there were ambulances present at the stadium.

Simone said: ‘I’m shaking still. Yeah, that was probably the scariest thing I ever had to deal with. We don’t speak French so all the police officers couldn’t help us we didn’t know what to do’.

Meanwhile, Geraldo was supposed to fly out to Paris with his daughter for the Thanksgiving holiday but in the wake of the attack at the stadium and a concert hall, he prefers his daughter home. ‘Do you want to come home honey?,’ Geraldo asked his daughter on live television.

I do. I wanna come home,’ she said. ‘I’m gonna come get you tomorrow,’ he said. ‘I don’t know if I can go home. The borders are shut aren’t they?’ Simone asked. ‘I know the borders are shut, the airports are shut,’ Geraldo said. Geraldo added that he had a plane waiting for him on Saturday morning but the French airspace was closed.

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In tears, Geraldo Rivera revealed that his daughter and her friends were able to escape the horrible events. He said: “It’s very upsetting. It’s a lot easier to report these things and to experience them myself than if it is your child.”She heard the three explosions near half time”.

He added: “I just thank God she wasn’t at the rock concert, but was at the soccer stadium where, because of the President’s presence, there was considerable security. You can imagine what it was like for us as parents, waiting for her to communicate with us. We are very concerned. We won’t rest until she is in her apartment.”

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the Stade de France sports stadium where the French football team was playing Germany. Over 150 innocent people were killed in a series of coordinated terror attacks. It was later revealed that suicide bombers possibly with ties to ISIS perpetrated the attacks.

It was confirmed that 118 people who were held hostage, perished at the Bataclan where they had gathered for a concert by the American band, Eagles Of Death Metal, and 11 were shot down at a Cambodian restaurant. More than 200 people were admitted to the hospital, and half of them have serious injuries.

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Four of the attackers were killed in the concert hall, three by activating their suicide vests, and one shot by police – four policemen were killed during the operation. Three more attackers died near the national stadium and a fourth was killed in a street in eastern Paris, a source close to the investigation said.

According to one suspected attacker who was arrested by the French police, he was recruited by ISIS alongside three other extremists. The French President, Francois Hollande declared a national state of emergency following what he called ‘unprecedented terror attacks’, shut its borders, and deployed 1,500 extra troops to the capital.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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