After launching The Ride Home in January, Pat Kiernan says he and his 77 WABC Radio producers had many discussions about the right person to bring on as co-host. Today, that person has been officially declared.
Brooklyn native and Emmy winner Rita Cosby will join the 5-6 p.m. weekday program beginning this Wednesday. From today’s announcement:
“I am so delighted to join my friend and NY1 icon Pat Kiernan along with the rest of the 77 WABC family,” said Cosby. “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.”
In the release, Kiernan calls Fox News and MSNBC vet Cosby the “quintessential media star.” On their inaugural May 19 broadcast, the pair will welcome Martha Stewart and NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton.