Television and radio journalist Geraldo Rivera hosted a party to celebrate his wife Erica Rivera’s 40th Birthday on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at Monkey Bar in New York.
Over 250 of the couple’s closest friends and family came together for a night of dancing and celebration. Guests enjoyed drinks and passed hors d’Oeuvres before a delicious dinner with NY Strip with balsamic glazed onions and Grilled Salmon with Meyer lemon butter. After Erica and Geraldo blew out the candles together on her stunning multi-layered, lilac birthday cake custom-designed by Lauren Bohl White (www.awhitecake.com), Geraldo gave a speech, thanking his guests and wishing his wife of over 12 years a happy birthday. The couple then joined everyone on the packed dancefloor to enjoy the sounds of DJ PHRESH who kept the party going with an eclectic mix of crowd-favorites.
Attendees joining Geraldo and Erica Rivera included Roger and Beth Ailes, Bernard Kerik, Blair and Fazle Husain, Ian and Gigi Stone Woods, Darius and Jill Bikoff, Curtis Sliwa, Dan Abrams, Alina Cho, Florinka Pesenti, Rita Cosby, John Dempsey, Laurie Dhue, John and Margo Catsimatidis, Dara and Gilbert Gottfried, Rosanna Scotto, Greg Kelly, Shepard Smith, Carolina and Albert Manzo, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Megyn Kelly, Arthel Neville, Amber and CC Sabathia, Gerald Lefcourt, Gerald Shargel, and Ali Farahnakian.
Rivera, who hosts specials under the moniker “Geraldo Rivera Reports” on Fox News Channel (FNC), a daily show on WABC RADIO 770 and has a journalistic career spanning over 40 years, had reason to celebrate himself, as one of the final three remaining contestants out of an original 16 remaining on the seventh installment of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” fronted by Donald Trump. To date on the show, Geraldo has raised an enormous $580,000 for his chosen charity, Life’s WORC.