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Rita CosbyRita Cosby
Rita Cosby is an award winning journalist, television host, correspondent and author. She currently works as a special correspondent for CBS “Inside Edition.”

Her work in broadcast journalism has landed her accolades such as three Emmys, Jack Anderson Award, Matrix Award and Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

In 2007, Cosby’s first book Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death topped the New York Times best-seller list.

This past May Cosby published her second book, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past, where she reveals how she uncovered the story of her father and his long-kept secrets of his experiences during WWII. A portion of the book’s proceeds will be donated to wounded U.S. soldiers.

Cosby is the former host of high-rated primetime shows including Fox News Channel’s “The Big Story Weekend Edition” and “Live with Rita Cosby,” as well as MSNBC’s “Rita Cosby Live & Direct.”

She began her career at CBS news stations KERO-TV in Bakersfield, Calif. and WBTV in Charlotte, N.C.

Cosby earned her B.A. in broadcast journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1989. During her time at USC she worked for WUSC, The Daily Gamecock and interned at WLTX , the local CBS affiliate, and at WIS, the local NBC affiliate.

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