Chris Cuomo Is The Black Sheep of His Family

88026419 Chris Cuomo Is The Black Sheep of His FamilyNew York Magazine‘s cover story this week centers on the complicated relationship between Mario and Andrew Cuomo, the unique ways each rose to power and their lifetime dedication to public service. If only that goodwill were extended to Andrew’s brother, Chris Cuomo, who neither governor nor governor-to-be seems to understand.

With their father in office, it was Andrew who dropped off Chris at Yale as an undergrad, according to the article, and Chris himself says, “Andrew kind of raised me.” But with their fixation on the common good, neither patriarch saw Chris’ three-year stint on Good Morning America as a major accomplishment.

“My father struggled with it as a significant form of service,” Chris tells me. (Andrew echoed the sentiment: “You got to decide what’s more important: your personal celebrity or what you’re able to do for other people,” Chris recalls him saying.)

This does not make Andrew’s fraternal ribbing seem overly good-natured. Especially when discussing how he has changed since his divorce.

Andrew is into personal development, “self-improvement,” Chris tells me. (“I think Chris needs a lot of improvement,” quips Andrew when I bring it up.)

Zing! Also, poor Chris.


  1. Lorraine says:

    Chris,  I am abig fan of yours.  I don’t understand how you are the black sheep! You are not only extremely smart but very witty and funny and of course sooooooooooooo handsome and with that said I correct Andrew on the statement that you need improvement.  If there ever was a perfect gentleman you certainly fit that spot.  I am old enough to be your Mom.  Your parents should be so proud.  I have been watching you all wk on The View.  Absolutely  AWESOME!!!!!!

                           Lorraine Lauria………Peabody, Ma.

  2. Sdwesley3 says:

    Your good Chris, I don’t know why you left ABC Good Morning America and shame on your dad for not seeing the good things you do!  I have two daughters and both…. are my pride and joy.  Both are different, and even look different.  Yet, I never let one get more or less than the other.  I love them both the same.  I have more respect for you as a news reporter, than I would of  you as a Lawyer or even a politician!!!

    Now one other thing Chris…. I feel the Jaycee Dugard story has been great on your part and ABC, but…. how about suggesting that our law makers consider all CHILD SEX OFFENDERS be given a lie detector test each year?  Questioning would be pretty obvious and any red flags need further investigation.   

  3. jaf says:

    Chris Cuomo is a doofus. A left wing kook. The whole family is living off their dad’s reputation who himself was a charlatan.

  4. jaf says:

    People who run for political office are megalomaniacs. I am sure Chris the Cuomo is also. God bless the selfish, the altruistic have destroyed the planet