Guest, Rita Cosby

Guest Name: 
Rita Cosby
Rita Cosby, TV Host, Veteran Correspondent, News Anchor, Broadcaster, Journalist, Keynote Speaker, Stress Disorder Spokesperson and Author
Guest Occupation: 
TV Host, Veteran Correspondent, News Anchor, Broadcaster, Journalist, Keynote Speaker, Stress Disorder Spokesperson, Author
Guest Biography: 

BIO BELOW FROM: http://quiethero.org/bio.html

Rita Cosby is a renowned TV host and veteran correspondent who anchored highly rated prime-time shows of FOX News Channel and NBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top rated CBS syndicated news magazine Inside Edition, and throughout her illustrious career, has conducted exclusive interviews with more than twenty world leaders and many other major newsmakers. Honors for the three-time Emmy winner include the Matrix Award and the Jack Anderson Award. She was also selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as a "Fun and Fearless Female." A recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award, she hosts the National Memorial Day Parade broadcast to all US military installations around the world.

Significant proceeds from QUIET HERO go to the USO's Operation Enduring Care program. Having served as a keynote speaker alongside many military leaders such as Admiral Mike Mullen, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Rita is working tirelessly to give voice and raise awareness on the critical issue of Post Traumatic Stress and the debilitating long term effects confronting our troops and thereby impacting all our citizenry. She has become the nation spokesperson for ICAMI's (International Committee Against Mental Illness) stress disorders program and the United Stress Disorders Association, which focus on helping those with PTSD. QUIET HERO has also become required reading in psychology and social work courses focused on trauma and recovery in several U.S. universities, including NYU and Fordham.

Because of her "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community." October 11th, 2010 was officially named "Rita Cosby Day" in the State of New York. Her first book, Blond Ambition, was a New York Times bestseller. Her second book, QUIET HERO, is enjoying tremendous success, already hitting several bestseller lists which include: The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today.