WABC Adds Rita Cosby To 'The Ride Home' With Pat Kiernan
May 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM (PT)
CUMULUS News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK has officially named a co-host for 5-6p (ET) weekday “THE RIDE HOME” anchor PAT KIERNAN with the addition of former FOX NEWS CHANNEL, MSNBC, and crosstown CLEAR CHANNEL News-Talk WOR-A host RITA COSBY, effective WEDNESDAY (5/21).
COSBY said, “I am so delighted to join my friend and NY1 icon PAT KIERNAN along with the rest of the 77 WABC family. While I’ve been fortunate to cover the biggest national and international stories for years, there’s nothing better than covering stories that touch the very cornerstone of my own neighborhood and place of birth, NEW YORK CITY. I’m excited to be a part of an exceptional and passionate team, bringing listeners context to the biggest stories impacting THE BIG APPLE and showcasing some of the most noteworthy guests making headlines.”
KIERNAN, who continues as morning anchor at TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS NY1, said, “Since launching the show earlier this year, we’ve put a great deal of thought into bringing on board a dynamic and top NEW YORK personality to join me in hosting the show. The search is over and I’m thrilled to welcome RITA COSBY, an acclaimed broadcaster and quintessential media star, to our team.”
CUMULUS Corporate Programmer of News/Talk RANDALL BLOOMQUIST said, “We're excited to welcome such an extraordinary journalist and dynamic host as RITA COSBY to the 77 WABC family. Together, PAT and RITA bring decades of broadcasting experience and a proven ability to jump between topics and deliver the day’s most important news. As New Yorkers make their way home at the end of the day, our listeners can look forward to being kept informed and entertained by two of the best in the business.”