Skip to comments.Rita Cosby Out at MSNBC (Contract expires on April Fools Day)
Posted on 03/12/2007 9:35:22 AM PDT by LdSentinal
Rita Cosby is leaving MSNBC at the end of the month. Her contract was due to expire April 1 and was not going to be renewed, according to sources familiar with the matter.
MSNBC cancelled Cosby's 10 p.m. show, Rita Cosby Live and Direct, in June. The network dumped Tucker Carlson's 11 p.m. show then too to make way for documentary programming.
At the time, Cosby was named head of a new specials unit, but she has been featured sparingly since.
The former Fox News personality gained notoriety for her celebrity pieces, most recently a story on Anna Nicole Smith's private funeral in the Bahamas.
"NBC replaced live programming with taped shows during some primetime slots, including mine," Cosby said in a statement. "I then began discussions with the network about my future interests and expressed my desire to move on.
"I am committed to devoting my attention full-time to my work and obligations at the network. I intend to continue doing so until I leave at the end of the month. I wish all of my MSNBC and NBC colleagues the best for the future. As of April 1st, I will begin to explore the new opportunities."
I can't imagine why anyone would put that idiot before a camera.
to 'Geraldo: Intrepid WOT Reporter'? "
He drew a map. ;)
i wish someone would get rid of Greta on FNC
She hould have stayed at Fox.
She gets on my nerves with that raspy deep voice.
"I don't think she should have left FNC..."
Yeah, no kidding. It was a Shelly Long career move that, as we can all see, had predictable results.
I love watching Geraldo squirm on FNC. Sometimes I think only hired him so they could force him to be polite to O'Reilly. He's getting exactly what he deserves, but I'm not so sure about Rita. She really was a good reporter.
I could never get past her pathetic performance when the US Supreme Court's decision in Bush v. Gore was announced. That was an embarrassment.
She reminds me of a heavy smoker, always a raspy voice and out of breath.
I think she's hot!!!
Actually, i allways thought of her
voice as being smokey & sexy in
a southern or even New Orleanian
I don't want her, you can have her, she's too fat for me!
I liked her too (which is not the same thing as saying she is brilliant).
She may well be the only female reporter who I have ever heard acknowledge her great admiration for Ronald Reagan.
It's not smart to leave Fox.
Next stop: Court TV?
Doesn't anyone have the picture of her chasing the guy who "confessed" to killing Jon Benet Ramsey?
On top of the 300 she weighed then?
She's a far cry better than Paula Zahn, that washed up old hag.
I sure hope not! She's a tabloid reporter...much like whoraldo. Maybe Inside Edition or Court TV will hire her.
I have nothing against Rita Crosby, and found her to be good at what she did. She was always well prepared, and I guess I had a different take on her performance during the Supreme Court Hearing about Bush and Gore. I thought she was trying to get the "scoop" which is what reporters are supposed to do.
Geraldo has never appealed to me, so I don't watch him, but if Fox has a demand for him so be it. I wish they would give Linda Vester a good time slot!
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