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.
A fight over a bar tab in Port St. Lucie ended with a man rushed to a burn unit in Miami.
After its very rocky roll out, Obamacare is taking off. And nowhere is enrollment higher than here in Florida. One-point-one million Floridians have signed up this year. But now, as CBS4’s Rick Folbaum explained, the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding a case that could all but strip Florida residents of the healthcare safety net they’ve only just been able to afford.
A local author is once again making the leap from the best seller list to the television screen. His new show tracks down historical artifacts that have vanished and wouldn’t you know it, Florida has ties to a lot of them.
CBS4 News Anchor Rick Folbaum sits down with Rep. Joe Garcia for an extended one-on-one interview. The two discuss the heated congressional race between the congressman and Carlos Curbelo.
The Governor’s race has been dominated by the two main party candidates, Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.
The family of a young Florida boy, who took his own life because he was the victim of bullying, is heartbroken and spoke to the media for the first time.
In his own words: CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum writes about the day that changed America as he covered the terrorist attacks in NYC on Sept. 11, 2001.
For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.
Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.
As the summer season officially gets underway, families all over South Florida are getting their backyard pools ready—and many are likely thinking of the Sloan family from North Miami.