News/Talk 77 WABC Introduces New ‘Dream Team’ Curtis + Cosby, Featuring Rita Cosby and Curtis Sliwa

Iconic host Curtis Sliwa and spirited veteran journalist Rita Cosby join forces for the first time. Both Guardian Angels founder Sliwa and award-winning broadcast journalist Cosby are friends of the Conservative Base editor. Sliwa was once the victim of a Mafia hitman and he lived to tell the story (see video below this story).

Ms. Cosby is as fascinating as the stories on which she reports. She is the quintessential broadcast and print journalist.

New York City’s 77 WABC Radio announced the pairing of quintessential talk host Curtis Sliwa and acclaimed Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby for the dynamic new talk show “Curtis + Cosby”, debuting Tuesday, February 6, from 12-3pm on 77 WABC Radio in New York City.

The “Curtis + Cosby” show brings together two renowned New York natives and experienced broadcasters for the first time: Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels and Rita Cosby, the award-winning TV/Radio host and best-selling author.

Sliwa enters his fourth year hosting Middays on 77 WABC while Cosby continues as 77 WABC Political Editor, expanding upon her role since 2014 hosting the Gracie Award-winning “Election Central” and “The Rita Cosby Show”.

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said, “Curtis and Rita are larger than life personalities and exceptional hosts who really understand what makes New York tick. Our listeners, our advertisers, and our staff are excited about the show.”

Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director, said, “This is basically a New York dream team. Two veteran New York broadcasters and celebrated New York personalities that our listeners simply adore. It’s an incredible combination.”

Rita Cosby, WABC Host and Political Editor, said, “I am thrilled to co-host the brand new ‘Curtis + Cosby’ show with my longtime friend, radio superstar Curtis Sliwa. With such an unprecedented barrage of endless news topics, now is the perfect time for us to join forces and engage our listeners in a way you will hear nowhere else.”

Curtis Sliwa, Co-Host of “Curtis + Cosby”, said: “This is an actual first in a large radio market. Two Polish Americans who are teamed together. Rita has reported from throughout the world and has made solid contacts with newsmakers and cultural figures that she has brought to the microphones of 77 WABC. And in this age of “ME TOO”, she brings a female voice to our talk radio industry that has been sorely missed.”

According to a former New York City Police Department borough commander, Milton Jessup, “These hosts are sure to address issues that concern most New Yorkers and a majority of Americans. And it won’t surprise me if they don’t generate controversial conversations on-the-air. I’m willing to bet the farm that they will garner the attention of the New York [metropolitan] area’s police, fire and emergency service personnel each day.”


Edited by Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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