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“Inside Edition’s” Rita Cosby to Speak at Kent State on Feb. 7

Posted Jan. 20, 2011

Emmy Award-winning TV host and bestselling author Rita Cosby will give a free talk on Monday, Feb. 7, at Kent State University. Cosby will speak about her latest book, “Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past,” a tribute to her father, who was a World War II resistance fighter and prisoner of war.

Inside Edition's Rita CosbyCosby is currently a special correspondent for the CBS syndicated newsmagazine “Inside Edition.” She will address campus and community members in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Kent State’s Franklin Hall on Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Cosby’s talk is presented by Kent State’s College of Communication and Information and the Office of International Affairs. Her visit to Northeast Ohio is being sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation, a center for Polish culture, and the Friends of Poland, a new student group at Kent State.

Earlier in the day, Cosby will speak to high school students at Kent Roosevelt High School and meet for an afternoon roundtable discussion with broadcast journalism students of Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Cosby has hosted several primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC, is a recipient of three Emmy Awards, the Jack Anderson Award for investigative excellence, the Matrix Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She also earned Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Fun and Fearless Female” recognition. Her first book, “Blonde Ambition,” was a New York Times bestseller.

Franklin Hall is located on South Lincoln Street in Kent State campus. For more information, call 330-672-2950 or e-mail Anne Dudley at

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Emmy Award-winning TV host and bestselling author Rita Cosby will speak at Kent State on Feb. 7.

Media Contacts:
Anne Dudley,, 412-216-6657
Bob Burford,, 330-672-8516