Friday, December 18, 2015

NYC Radio: Rita Cosby Named Political Editor At WABC

Rita Cosby
Talk Radio WABC 770 AM announces that it has signed a new deal with Emmy-winning journalist, Rita Cosby, as the station’s Political Editor.

In her expanded role with 77 WABC Radio, Cosby will cover the 2016 U.S. Presidential race and other major political stories, bringing the freshest angles and key newsmakers to WABC Radio, including exclusive interviews with the most important and intriguing candidates.

She will continue to host “The Rita Cosby Show” on Sunday mornings and will debut a new weekly election round-up show, “Election Central with Rita Cosby” on Sunday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m. Her first guests will include GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. Cosby will also oversee a weekly political column for “Election Central”, 77 WABC Radio’s weekly political e-newsletter, and contribute interviews to Westwood One News Network.

Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director said: "Rita’s vast political experience and unparalleled access to the major political players continue to make her a huge asset to 77 WABC in this expanded position."

Cosby said: "This is arguably the most fascinating and historic election of our time and I am very excited to be at the helm of political coverage for 77 WABC."

Cosby, a native New Yorker, is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America and has been quoted and profiled by hundreds of media outlets across the country and overseas. She is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition, and does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN.

Named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio in both 2014 and 2015 by Radio Ink Magazine, Cosby was also honored in 2015 with two prestigious Gracie Awards for both “Outstanding Host” and “Outstanding Talk Show.”

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