Rita Cosby

Rita Cosby

Who is Rita Cosby?

Rita Cosby is a television news anchor and journalist, as well as a radio host, from the United States. Rita Cosby is a CBS Special Correspondent who specializes in interviewing newsmakers and political people for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition.

Early life and Childhood

Rita Cosby was born on November 18, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York City, under the sign of Scorpio, and is of part-Polish (father) and Danish (mother) ancestry.

She is a journalist, correspondent, and television news anchor who is best known for her work as a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated newsmagazineInside Edition.”

She grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her brother Alan, where they were raised by their parents.

Her father’s name is Richard Cosby (Ryszard Kossobudzki), and he was a resistance fighter who immigrated to the United States after WWII; her mother’s name is unknown.

She is of Caucasian ancestry and American nationality.

Education Details

Rita Cosby attended Greenwich High School and then matriculated to the University of South Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in 1989.

Professional Career

Cosby began her career in journalism while still in high school when she worked as a freelancer for the local newspaper.

Speaking about her professional involvement in the field of journalism, she was hired by WACH-TV, a local Fox-affiliated television station, when she was a student at the University of Southern California, and she definitely took the job, establishing her net worth.

She even conducted an internship with Dan Rather on the CBS show “CBS Evening News” at the same time.

Rita went on to serve as an anchor and reporter for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and then KERO-TV in Bakersfield, California, following that.

Rita joined the Fox News Channel in 1995 after having appropriate experience.

Rita was also noted for interviewing Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, as well as reporting on the presidential campaigns of 1996 and 2000, and being the youngest senior journalist to cover the Pentagon, White House, and Capitol Hill.

She left Fox in 2005 to anchor her own primetime nightly show, “Rita Cosby Live & Direct,” on the MSNBC network, which is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group.

The network’s ratings increased as a result of her skills and hard work, and the show became the highest-rated in the same year, boosting her net worth significantly.

Rita has also done substantial reporting for other NBC shows, including “The Today Show,” where she reported on Hurricanes Rita and Katrina and broadcast live from the battle zone in Afghanistan and the US-Mexico border.

Rita began co-hosting the international broadcast of The National Memorial Day Parade in 2009, which she continues to do today.

She also hosted a number of international events, including the Intersec Security Conference in Dubai in 2009 and the Euro-American Women’s Council Forum in Greece in 2010.

She is also a Special Correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine “Inside Edition,” the host of the late HLN/CNN program, and the anchor of her own radio show “The Rita Cosby Show” on WOR Radio.

She is not only a well-known journalist, but she is also a best-selling novelist.

Her first book, “Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death,” was published in 2007, and it was about the death of famed model Anna Nicole Smith.

She dedicated her second book, “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past,” to her father, Richard, who was not only a Polish immigrant but also a resistance fighter against the Nazis in occupied Poland, three years later. In 2017 and 2018, she was named to the list of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World.

Net Worth and Salary

Her professional career began in the late 1980s, and she has worked in the journalism industry since.

Rita Cosby estimates that her entire net worth is over $3 million, which she has amassed over the course of her illustrious career.

There is little doubt that her net worth will rise in the next years if she continues to build her career.

Relationship Status

When it comes to her personal life, Rita Cosby appears to be happily married.

Although she prefers to keep her personal life hidden from public view, it is known that she is married to Tomaczek Bednarek, a well-known actor, and singer. Rita presently resides in the city of New York.

Rita Cosby
Rita Cosby with husband Tomaczek Bednarek – Sources; Married Biography

Body measurement

In terms of looks and physical characteristics, she appears to be a lovely woman with long blonde hair and green eyes.

Rita Cosby’s height is 5feet 1inches (1.55m), and her weight and vital data are still unknown to the general public.

Social Media

Rita Cosby is a member of many of the most famous social media platforms, which she utilizes not only to promote her upcoming projects but also to share images from her personal life and other content with her admirers.

As a result, she manages both her official Twitter account, which has over 75,000 followers and her own Facebook page, which has over 5,000 likes.

Rita has now developed her own website,, where you can learn more about her professional career as well as the novels she has written.

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  •  Rita joined the Fox News Channel in 1995.
  • Continued Success at MSNBCIn 2005, she left Fox and joined the MSNBC network, owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, to host her own primetime weeknight show, entitled “Rita Cosby Live & Direct”.
  •  She is also known for being a best-selling author.
  • Rita was named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio between 2014 and 2018 by Radio Ink magazine.
  •  Cosby is apparently a happily married woman.