Rita Cosby : biography
Other media activities and appearances
Since 2009, she co-hosts the worldwide broadcast of The National Memorial Day Parade simulcast to all US military installations around the globe. Well known in the Mideast, Cosby also interviewed candidates about foreign policy on Israel’s TV show, “The Ambassador.” http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3255990,00.html Additionally, Cosby has co-chaired various events internationally, including the Intersec Security Conference in Dubai in 2009.http://www.messefrankfurtme.com/intersec/site/index.php and the Euro-American Women’s Council Forum in Greece in 2010. She was selected by Cosmpopolitan Magazine as a “Fun and Fearless Female.”Cosmopolitan Magazine-Cosmopolitan Magazine, November 1999 issue, Page 38
Cosby often fills in for Nancy Grace on the latter’s HLN program, and is heard daily on her WOR Radio program called The Rita Cosby Show. Cosby’s interviews have included: Jimmy Carter, Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Ross Perot, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mark Burnett and Donald Trump.http://www.wor710.com/main.html
Cosby has authored two books.
On September 4, 2007, Cosby released a book about Anna Nicole Smith, Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith’s Death. The book details the circumstances around the death of the model in 2007. The book has become a New York Times bestseller. Blonde Ambition gained the attention of members surrounding Anna Nicole Smith’s estate, resulting in a civil lawsuit against Cosby and her publisher. Two years later the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book support D.A.R.E..http://www.dare.com/home/documents/0310DARE_AnnualReport_11WEB_000.pdf
In 2010, Cosby released a memoir, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past. The book became a best-seller on several lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post.http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=43971 She uncovered a story of heroism and courage in her own family, detailing her father’s youth as a Polish Resistance fighter who battled the Nazis during the Warsaw Uprising in World War II. Senator John McCain called it, “a loving, poignant tribute to her P.O.W. father and freedom.” Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said it’s “a beautiful tribute to the strength of the human spirit.” Lech Wałęsa, former President of Poland, said of Cosby’s father, “One of Poland’s great treasures has now been found.” http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Hero-Secrets-Fathers-Past/dp/B004AYCWZS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1299051812&sr=1-1 In 2010, a resolution was passed in the South Carolina Legislature honoring Rita Cosby and her father.http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/1464.docx The book has raised money for the USO to help wounded soldiers and their families.http://blog.uso.org/2010/06/20/celebrating-our-heroes-this-fathers-day/