Rita Cosby Biography
Rita Cosby is an American television news anchor and correspondent, as well as a radio host and best-selling author. Cosby began her journalism career in 1987 as a reporter for WGR Radio in Buffalo, New York. She later worked as a reporter and anchor at several television stations, including Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CBS News
In addition to her work in television and radio, Cosby has written several books, including the New York Times best-seller “Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past,” which details her father’s experiences during World War II.
Rita Cosby Age
Rita was born on November 18, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She is [agecalc birthdate=1964-11-18]
Rita Cosby Family
She is of a Danish mother and a Polish father Richard Cosby (Ryszard Kossobudzki) who came to the United States after World War II. She has a brother, Alan. Grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Rita Cosby Married | Husband
Rita is considered single. There is no any existing information on her boyfriend, husband or whether she is dating.
Rita Cosby Foxs News Channel
Rita worked at Fox News from 1995 to 2005. Has hosted both The Big Story Weekend Edition with Rita Cosby and Fox News Live with Rita Cosby. She has interviewed world leaders including Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Was also the first reporter to see prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
She has interviewed Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic who called from his prison cell at the Hague. Has also made national headlines for interviews with boxer Mike Tyson, late singer Michael Jackson and a convicted serial killer David Berkowitz who wrote to her during the October 2002 sniper shootings in Washington, D.C.
Served as a lead reporter during the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns. She was granted a rare meeting with Pope John Paul the second, to discuss penalty issues after receiving an exclusive letter from Timothy McVeigh.
Rita Cosby MSNBC
In 2005She moved to MSNBC to host a primetime weeknight show, Rita Cosby Live and Direct. She then did extensive reports for other NBC programs, including The Today Show.
She conducted the last broadcast interview with former Crips gang leader Stanley “Tookie” Williams and was among few journalists to witness his execution at San Quentin Prison. Rita left MSNBC to pursue other media offers and projects.
Rita Cosby Now
She co-hosts the worldwide broadcast of The National Memorial Day Parade simulcast to all US military installations around the globe.
She has co-chaired various events internationally, which include the Intersect Security Conference in Dubai in 2009, and the 2010 Euro-American Women’s Council Forum in Greece. Cosby was then selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as a “Fun and Fearless Female.”
Rita Cosby Inside Edition
She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated Newsmagazine, Inside Edition presented by Deborah Norville.
She often fills in for Nancy Grace on her HLN program.
Rita Cosby Show
She is heard daily on her WOR Radio program called The Rita Cosby Show. Her interviews include Immy Carter, Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Ross Perot, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mark Burnett and Donald Trump.
Rita Cosby Wabc
She co-hosts “Curtis and Cosby” weekdays 12-3 pm with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa on the legendary WABC Radio. It is the most listened to talk station in America. Indicated as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio from 2014 to 2018 by Radio Ink magazine.
She was selected as Legend of the Year for 2018, where she was chosen among all women on and off air in the radio industry. Rita was named WABC’s Political Editor and Host of “Election Central with Rita Cosby,” consistently obtaining headline-making interviews with top political figures.
On September 4, 2007, she released a book about Anna Nicole Smith, Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death. It details the circumstances around the death of the model in 2007. The memoir has become a New York Times bestseller.
It gained the attention of members surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s estate. It resulted in a civil lawsuit against Cosby and her publisher. The lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed two years later. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book support Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Quiet Hero Rita Cosby
Rita released a memoir, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past in 2010. The book became a best-seller on several lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post.
She uncovered a story of heroism and courage in her own family, detailing her father’s youth as a Polish Resistance fighter who battled the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising in World War II.
Senator John McCain called it, “a loving, poignant tribute to her P.O.W. father and freedom.” Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said it’s “a beautiful tribute to the strength of the human spirit.” Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, said of Cosby’s father, “One of Poland’s great treasures has now been found.”
Rita Cosby Voice | Voice Surgery
The MSNBC anchor found her voice. Since Cosby appeared on the air after a three week vacation in Mexico in 2007, her trademark rasp was gone and she was speaking in an unremarkable tone of voice. She however declined to say what exactly she’d done to get her voice back.