Former Fox News anchor Rita Cosby is moving to radio. Cosby, who worked for the network between 1995 and 2005, has a new show on 77 WABC Radio in New York City.
“I think now more than ever, it’s important to have more female voices in talk radio. There are not enough of us in key slots and I hope to add an important perspective on so many of the key issues of our day,” Cosby told TheWrap.
Cosby has worked at WABC since 2014, serving as a weekend host and political editor at the station.
Cosby’s co-host will be Curtis Sliwa, famous for founding the quasi-vigilante group “Guardian Angels” and leading the organization during the New York City’s crime epidemic in the 1980s.
“I’ve been a broadcast journalist for many years, covering firsthand everything from Michael Jackson to war zones to the White House. My experiences are unique for a radio host and I am certain it will never be boring with Curtis Sliwa as my on-air partner,” said Cosby.
Since leaving Fox News in 2005, the broadcaster has bounced around a bit, guest hosting programs on HLN and Chris Ruddy’s NewsmaxTV. In the past, she has interviewed celebrities and world leaders including Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Donald Trump.
At the annual White House media holiday party last year, Cosby was chummy with the president, taking one of the few photos he allowed at the event.
Great to talk to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump at the #WhiteHouseChristmas party! I was one of the lucky ones to get a photo with him at the event. Wonderful to see President #DonaldTrump and @FLOTUS #MelaniaTrump. #WhiteHouse looked beautiful for #Christmas pic.twitter.com/6Jr1nE2BUn
— Rita Cosby (@RitaCosby) December 5, 2017
In 2011, Cosby wrote “Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past,” a book documenting her father’s story as Nazi POW who was later rescued by U.S. troops.
“This is basically a New York dream team. Two veteran New York broadcasters and celebrated New York personalities that our listeners simply adore. It’s an incredible combination,” Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director said in a press release Tuesday.