Rick Folbaum anchors the CBS4 evening newscasts at 5 pm, 5:30 pm and 11 pm. He arrived at the station in August, 2013.
Prior to CBS4, Folbaum anchored breaking news for “Happening Now” during the week and “America’s News Headquarters” on Saturdays for the Fox News Channel.
Over the course of his career, Folbaum has anchored and reported such breaking news events as the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” landing of US Airways Flight 1549, the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Hurricane Irene in 2011 and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 (when he became one of the first journalists on the scene in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers were struck). Most recently, he anchored coverage of 2012’s Super Storm Sandy.
Rick co-anchored all of FoxNews.com’s live coverage of the 2012 elections — from the primaries and party conventions, to the debates and election night. He also anchored coverage of the papal conclaves that selected Popes Benedict and Francis, and reported live from Pope Benedict’s papal mass at Yankee Stadium in 2008.
One of the original Fox News Channel anchors, Folbaum started with the network when it was launched in 1996. As a foreign correspondent based in London from 1998-2000, Rick spent nearly two years working overseas covering Europe and the Middle East. He reported on the NATO-led war in Kosovo, cross-border rocket attacks launched into Israel, the Northern Ireland peace process, Prince Edward’s wedding and the investigation into Princess Diana’s death.
Folbaum previously spent three years working as an anchor at FOX 5 WNYW in New York, and prior to joining FOX News, worked as a writer and producer at MSNBC and its predecessor, “America’s Talking.” His resume also includes anchoring at WNYW-TV in New York where he won an Emmy in 2008 for his reporting on the September 11 memorial ceremony in New York. Earlier in his career, he worked in newsrooms at WOR Radio in New York City, where he covered the first World Trade Center attack in 1993, and WTXF in Philadelphia. His first on-air job was at KSPN FM Radio in Aspen, Colorado.
Folbaum serves on the boards of Overcoming Obstacles, a life skills curriculum available to all public schools around the country, and also the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, a non-profit aimed at helping the millions of Americans living with inflammatory bowel disease.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Folbaum and wife Kelcey are the proud parents of five loud, yet well behaved children. They live in Broward County.
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