The most successful Hispanic in the media world today, Geraldo Rivera earned his degree in journalism from Columbia University. His innovative and passionate style of journalism quickly earned him national attention. Among the many investigative reports that launched his career was “Willowbrook: The Last Disgrace,” in which Rivera reported on the filthy living conditions of mentally disabled children at Willowbrook State School, prompting New York Gov. Rockefeller to restore $25 million to the mental health budget. Rivera ended his nationally syndicated daytime talk show ,”Geraldo,” which he produced and hosted from 1987 to 1998. Considered one of journalism’s most respected and admired investigative reporters, Rivera has received 10 Emmy Awards.