Respected author, journalist, and radio personality Rita Cosby will conduct an onstage interview iconic publisher and business leader Steve Forbes at Forecast 2015, November 19, 2014 at the Harvard Club in New York. Radio Ink Publisher Eric Rhoads said, "This is Steve Forbes' second visit to Forecast. His last visit was memorable, and this visit comes at a time when everyone is curious about how the economy will shake out. Steve is the most well-connected man in the economic world and will share some powerful insights. It's not to be missed. We're honored to have such a business icon with us this year."
Rhoads continues, "Rita is one of the hottest and fastest-rising journalists today. She is known for her no-nonsense, no-fluff interviewing skills and her ability to cut to the important information people want to hear. This will be a moment to remember as she digs deeply into Steve Forbes' mind."
Along with heading up Forbes Media, Steve Forbes is a respected and award-winning author and economic forecaster. Forbes Media's flagship publication, Forbes magazine, is the nation's leading business magazine, and Forbes.com, launched in 1996, had by March 2014 reached 27 million unique visitors. Steve Forbes campaigned for the Republican nomination for the presidency in 1996 and 2000 on a platform including a flat tax, school choice, term limits, and a strong national defense. His new book, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy -- and What We Can Do About It, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames, came out in June, and received the prestigious Leonard E. Read Book Award.
Rita Cosby is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best-selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition and does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN. She now co-hosts the key 5-6 p.m. drivetime show The Ride Home with NY1's Pat Kiernan on WABC Radio. Throughout her career, Cosby has secured some of the biggest interviews, including exclusives with more than 20 world leaders, among them five U.S. presidents. In June 2014, she made international headlines when she interviewed Pope Francis at the Vatican about the historic Mideast Peace Summit.
Radio Ink EVP Deborah Parenti says, "We are especially pleased to have Steve Forbes and Rita Cosby join us at Forecast. Rita Cosby has interviewed presidents, popes and major personalities. It will be exciting to hear her 'fireside chat' with Steve Forbes, whose perspective on economic, social, and business issues of the day should provide a thought-provoking and highly informative conversation."
With Forecast coming up right after the crucial midterm elections, Forbes and Cosby will have plenty to discuss about the outlook for the year ahead. It's sure to be a fast-paced and fascinating discussion, and it's only at Forecast 2015.
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November 19, 2014