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."
All of these bimbos (including Geraldo) who chase the celebrity bandwagon, Rita, Geraldo & Greta, can all go scratch as far as I'm concerned. It's this garbage, along with the hour-upon-hour junk about Smith-what's-her-name type coverage that drags down that network. Who cares?
Good reporter!! Good Lord. I was so glad when she left Fox. Screaming and jumping in people's faces. No, no, no.
No you're wrong I hear she's landed a gig as a greeter at Home Town Buffet.
We are as good, or BETTER, than any source on the 'net. That might have been one of Rita's good points.
I thought she was truly awful. My husband ran screaming out of the room when she came on.
I always liked her. I thought she was intelligent, charming and "hot".
FOX has been doing some weird things lately with their better newscasters. I think they have problems with higher level management there - serious problems, which isn;t good for the only network that attempts to give conservatives a break.
On the other hadn, Geraldo has proven to be rock solid on Iraq - thats good.
She went to the house after the party and they kicked her out. Right on TV. Ha ha ha.
I'm pretty happy to see Rita and Ana Marie Cox both on the Unemployment lines.
Paula Zahn is a leftist *itch.
GIVE ME A BREAK!!
You guys OBVIOUSLY like those skinny chicks. I like them voluptuous.
She cleared her throat?
At some point, I would bet we will be seeing a similar article with similar circumstances but the players will be CNN and Kiran Chetry. ;)
Ditto. Her breathless reporting on what a tremendous victory the ruling was for the Gore camp should rank right up with Dewey vs. Truman. Even better was watching her have to go back on the air with a guest an hour later and act like it never happened.
according to her sources she's jobless
Yeah..I like Linda Vester.
I was disappointed when they
took her off the 1:00pm show.
In what way? I obviously missed
it as I can't stand watching the
Bubblehead bleach blonde story
Du Jour, that he allways seems
to be talking about whenever i
see him on TV. Same as Greta.
I was really sad to see Kiren go.
I find myself wondering if the
reason she left, was because they
didn't give her E.D.s spot on F&F
that in my opinion she not only
deserved, but was a shoe in for.
I don't care for E.D.s replacement
at all. Can't even remember her
name. I just don't watch F&F very
Voluptuous yes, Steatophygia no.