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Rita Karen Cosby

Rita Karen Cosby, American newscaster. Recipient Outstanding Senior award University South Carolina, 1989, Best Reporting award Kern County Press Club, 1991.


  • Cosby, Rita Karen was born on November 18, 1964 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Richard Roger and Adda Otilia (Arenfeldt) Cosby.

  • Education

    • Honors degree, Connecticut School Broadcasting, 1983. Bachelor in Broadcast Journalism, Spanish, University South Carolina, 1989.


    • National sales manager Basic Wallpaper, Inc., Stamford, Connecticut, 1983-1986. Business consultant Lin-Gor, Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, 1986-1989. Announcer, control operator Station WACH-television, Columbia, South Carolina, 1989.

      Intern, assistant Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News, New York City, 1989. Anchor, reporter Station KERO-television, Bakersfield, California, 1989-1992, Station WBTV-Columbia Broadcasting System, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1992-1995. Senior correspondent Fox News, Washington, 1995—2001, host Foxwire with Rita Cosby, 2002—2005.

      Primetime host, special correspondent Microsoft and National Broadcasting Company, since 2005. News anchor South Carolina Public Radio, Columbia, 1988-1989. Host, interviewer, producer Business and Finance Shows, Bakersfield, 1989-1992.

      Host, interviewer Community Affairs Show, Bakersfield, 1989-1992, Take One Productions, New York City, since 1989, Spanish Cable television Show, Charlotte, 1993-1995.


    • News editor (newspaper) The Gamecock, 1987-1989. Writer (newspaper) The State, 1988-1989. Columnist (Hispanic newspaper) El Progreso Hispano, since 1993.


    Member advisory board Youth Involvement Council, Charlotte, 1992-1995. Host, fundraiser United Negro College Fund, Charlotte, 1993-1995, Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Charlotte, 1993-1995, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Bakersfield, 1990-1992. Speaker, reader Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, 1992-1995.

    Volunteer, speaker Girl Scouts United States, since 1989. Motivational speaker anti-drug program Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy 1992, 95, listed as Outstanding Young American 1989, member nominating board since 1997), Latin America Coalition (speaker since 1993), Latin America Women's Association (speaker since 1994), Society Professional Journalists (student president since 1987), Alpha Epsilon Rho (public information officer 1987-1989), Omicron Delta Kappa.



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    Born November 18, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1983
      Connecticut School Broadcasting
    • 1989
    • 1983 - 1986
      National sales manager, Basic Wallpaper
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      business consultant, Lin-Gor
      Clifton, New Jersey, United States
    • 1989
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      Bakersfield, California, United States
    • 1989
      intern, Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News
    • 1989
      assistant, Columbia Broadcasting System Evening News
    • 1992 - 1995
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1995 - 2001
      senior, correspondent Fox News
      Washington, United States
    • 2002 - 2005
      senior, correspondent Fox News
    • 2005
      primetime host
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