Rita Cosby is an American television news anchor, correspondent, and radio host who has won three Emmy Awards as well as receiving both Matrix and Jack Anderson Awards for investigative excellence.
She currently works as a special correspondent for CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition and specializes in interviewing newsmakers – she has conducted interviews with notable figures such as singer Michael Jackson and boxer Mike Tyson.
Early Life and Education
Rita Cosby was born November 18th 1964 and currently works for CBS syndicated show Inside Edition as a Special Correspondent, interviewing newsmakers and political figures for their program. Additionally, in 2010 her memoir Quiet Hero became one of the best-selling books across multiple lists.
Her father was Polish immigrant, and she discovered her passion for journalism at an early age. She started at Fox affiliate WACH-TV as an intern under Dan Rather before going on to KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California.
At Fox News Channel, she achieved great success as host of The Big Story Weekend Edition and Fox News Live with Rita Cosby, earning a significant salary and building up her net worth considerably.
Rita Cosby is an Emmy Award-winning television news anchor, journalist and radio host. She serves as Special Correspondent on CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition where she interviews prominent newsmakers and politicians, as well as hosting her weekly show with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa on WABC Radio.
She is an accomplished reporter who has broken numerous stories that made headlines, such as notifying President Bill Clinton of being subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury about Monica Lewinsky. Three times winner of the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, she remains at the forefront of investigative reporting today.
She is married to actor and singer Tomaczeck Bednarek and prefers a quiet lifestyle away from public scrutiny. She has interviewed over twenty world leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat; conducted back-to-back interviews with prisoners at Guantanamo Bay; interviewed Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague; as well as boxer Mike Tyson and serial killer David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam).
Achievement and Honors
Rita Cosby established herself as a major force in media after her successful tenure as an anchor on Fox News Channel. Throughout her tenure she managed to secure exclusive interviews with high-profile figures such as former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic while imprisoned in The Hague and Michael Jackson during his trials; additionally she made headlines by interviewing boxer Mike Tyson and serial killer David Berkowitz – making headlines along the way!
She has received multiple honors and awards, such as three Emmy awards, the Matrix award and Jack Anderson Award. As the lead reporter during both 1996 and 2000 presidential elections she broke multiple stories including that involving Monica Lewinsky.
She currently works as a special correspondent for CBS syndicated program and hosts high-rated primetime shows on Fox News and MSNBC, in addition to being an award-winning author and hosting the National Memorial Day Parade, broadcasted to all military installations worldwide, as well as Troopathon – an international telethon that raises millions for soldiers’ care packages.
Rita Cosby is an award-winning television anchor, correspondent, radio host and best-selling author who has earned multiple accolades. She anchors highly-rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC while she co-hosts weekday radio programs like Curtis & Cosby on WABC Radio.
Born 18 November 1964 in Brooklyn, New York United States of America to Ryszard Kossobudzki from Poland and Helene Andersson from Denmark as immigrants respectively, she completed high school at Greenwich High School before enrolling at University of South Carolina for further studies.
She has interviewed several notable figures such as Slobodan Milosevic who called her from prison at The Hague; boxer Mike Tyson; serial killer David Berkowitz and late singer Michael Jackson are among them.
Rita Cosby has amassed an impressive fortune throughout her career. Currently she receives an annual salary of $78,365 as Special Correspondent on CBS’ Newsmagazine Inside Edition where she specializes in interviewing newsmakers and political figures.
As she researched her father’s heroic activities as a Polish resistance fighter during World War II, she wrote her memoir Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past which eventually made several bestseller lists.
Rita served as lead reporter for both Presidential campaigns of 1996 and 2000, breaking news of President Bill Clinton’s subpoena to testify in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. Additionally, Rita conducted historic back-to-back interviews with Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat from prison at The Hague; Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic from his Hague prison cell; serial killer David Berkowitz as well as boxer Mike Tyson among many others.