Cumulus announced that award-winning broadcaster Rita Cosby joins Pat Kiernan as co-host of 77 WABC’s “The Ride Home” beginning 5/21. “The Ride Home” debuted in January of this year as the signature drivetime show featuring the latest information, insight and opinion on news, sports and pop culture with an emphasis on the New York area. “The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby” airs weekdays from 5pm-6pm.
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 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.”
Said Randall Bloomquist, Cumulus Corporate Programmer of News/Talk, said: “We’re excited to welcome such an extraordinary journalist and compelling 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.”
Guests on Kiernan and Cosby’s first show together will include New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Martha Stewart.
Born in Brooklyn, Cosby is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and New York Times best-selling author who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News and MSNBC. As a special correspondent for a wide variety of leading national news programs, she has interviewed more than twenty world leaders, including five U.S. Presidents.