Debuting in national syndication on October 31, 2005 as a replacement for A Current Affair, the show had been on Fox News Channel in a slightly different format since July 6, 2002 as the program, At Large with Geraldo Rivera.
Rivera emphasized that the show would be about "people." The program was seen by Rivera as a test for a potential evening newscast produced by the Fox News Channel. The program aired in the time slot normally designated for national news programs in many markets. However, the program was more similar to the show that it replaced, A Current Affair, in its focus on tabloid-type stories.
In January 2014, the show went on hiatus but returned on March 8, 2014 as Geraldo Rivera Reports. It aired occasionally until The Greg Gutfeld Show replaced it in 2015.
On January 4, 2007, it was announced that the syndicated program would be canceled due to a "soft ad marketplace, the lack of an early news lead-in for his show in several cities and the timeline for financial success." The program's final syndicated episode aired on January 26, 2007.
The show returned to the Fox News Channel weekends on February 10, 2007. While the show has not been officially cancelled, it was replaced by The Greg Gutfeld Show in 2015, which took over its 10 PM time slot.