Cumulus News/Talk 770 WABC New York has named Rita Cosby as Curtis Sliwa’s new co-host for its 12-3pm show starting Tuesday, February 6.
Cosby has been with WABC for the past four years, briefly serving as co-host with Pat Kiernan for “The Ride Home” from 5-6pm in 2014 before segueing to Political Editor and weekend host. Cosby is best known for her time as a host and anchor at Fox News Channel and MSNBC and previously hosted afternoons at iHeartMedia News/Talk 710 WOR New York in 2012 and 2013. She will continue to serve as WABC’s Political Editor and Senior Correspondent for the syndicated television show Inside Edition.
77 WABC Radio announces the powerhouse pairing of quintessential New York host Curtis Sliwa and acclaimed Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby for the dynamic new talk show “Curtis + Cosby”, debuting Tuesday, February 6, from 12-3pm on 77 WABC Radio in New York City.
The “Curtis + Cosby” show brings together two renowned New York natives and experienced broadcasters for the first time: Curtis Sliwa, the iconic founder of the Guardian Angels and Rita Cosby, the award-winning TV/Radio host and best-selling author. Sliwa enters his fourth year hosting Middays on 77 WABC. Cosby continues as 77 WABC Political Editor, expanding upon her role since 2014 hosting the Gracie Award-winning “Election Central” and “The Rita Cosby Show”.
Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said, “Curtis and Rita are larger than life personalities and exceptional hosts who really understand what makes New York tick. Our listeners, our advertisers, and our staff are excited about the show.”
Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director, said, “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.”
Rita Cosby, WABC Host and Political Editor, said, “I am thrilled to co-host the brand new ‘Curtis + Cosby’ show with my longtime friend, radio superstar Curtis Sliwa. With such an unprecedented barrage of endless news topics, now is the perfect time for us to join forces and engage our listeners in a way you will hear nowhere else.”
Curtis Sliwa, Co-Host of “Curtis + Cosby”, said: “This is an actual first in a large radio market. Two Polish Americans who are teamed together. Rita has reported from throughout the world and has made solid contacts with newsmakers and cultural figures that she has brought to the microphones of 77 WABC. And in this age of “ME TOO”, she brings a female voice to our talk radio industry that has been sorely missed.”