Rick Folbaum Biography
Rick Folbaum is an American Anchor/Producer/Reporter working with CBS46/WGCL-TV in Atlanta where he serves the station as an evening anchor. There, he anchors the evening news at 4, 6 & 11 pm and also anchors the 9 pm on Peachtree TV.
Rick Folbaum Education
Folbaum attended Cherry Hill High School West in 1987. He later graduated from Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Rick Folbaum CNN and CBS
Folbaum works with CBS46 News where he serves the station as an evening anchor. He joins the CBS46 News team from CNN where he was serving as an anchor with CNN International. Previously, he had spent about 5 years working as the primary anchor at CBS O+O WFOR TV located in Miami.
While there, he anchored live, hours-long coverage of the 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, communicating live via text with one of the students hiding from the shooter. Additionally, he was previously working as a freelancer at CNN International and was also a news anchor and correspondent for FOX News Channel.
He was also leading the coverage of the 2017 shooting spree at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport for which he received an Emmy nomination. Additionally, he was also on the air as South Florida’s exile community woke up to the news of Castro’s death leading to CBS Miami’s special coverage of Castro’s funeral days later.
June of 2016 saw him being one of the first journalists on the scene of the Pulse Nightclub massacre. He was in the field anchoring his newscasts live from Orlando for several days after that horrific event. He and his colleagues earned an Emmy award for best “Team Coverage.” August of the year 2015 saw him travel to Cuba for the coverage of the historic re-opening of the US embassy in Havana.
Additionally, he made a return the following month in order to report on Pope Francis’s first-ever trip to the island nation. Additionally, he also won a 2017 Emmy for his series of reports spotlighting South Florida’s Holocaust survivor community which includes his profile of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor.
Rick Folbaum FOX News
Prior to working with CBS4, he was serving FOX News Channel where he worked for about 17 years. In the 17 years course with the network, he was anchoring and reporting breaking news events such as the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” landing of US Airways Flight 1549. Additionally, he also aired the breaking news story of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003. This is in addition to reporting from Lower Manhattan on the morning of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Additionally, he also anchored FoxNewscom’s live coverage of the 2012 election from the primaries and party conventions to the debates and election night. Additionally, he anchored coverage of the papal conclave that selected Popes Benedict and Francis. This is in addition to reporting live from Pope Benedict’s papal mass at Yankee Stadium in the year 2008.
Being one of the original FNC’s anchors, he started with the network when it was launched in the year 1996. He was working as a London-based foreign correspondent between 1998 and 2000. He spent nearly two years covering Europe and the Middle East where he was reporting extensively on the NATO-led war in Kosovo, cross-border rocket attacks launched into Israel, and the Northern Ireland peace process. Additionally, while there, he also covered the investigation into Princess Diana’s death, and Prince Edward’s wedding.
While at FOX, he spent about three years anchoring FOX5 WNYW located in New York. While there, he won a 2008 Emmy for his reporting on the 9/11 memorial ceremony in Lower Manhattan. Additionally, he was also covering the 2008 GOP Convention in St. Paul, MN.
Rick Folbaum Career
Prior to FOX, he was working as a producer and writer at MSNBC and its predecessor, “America’s Talking.” Earlier on in his career, he was working at WOR-AM located in New York City. There, he was covering the first World Trade Center attack in the year 1993.
He also worked at WTXF-TV located in Philadelphia. His first on-air job was working at KSPN FM located in Aspen, Colorado where he won an AP award for his coverage of a massive fire on Storm King Mountain which killed 19 firefighters. He is also active with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Additionally, he has also done work with the non-profit life skills program, Overcoming Obstacles.
Rick Folbaum Age
Folbaum was born on August 5, 1969, in the United States of America. He is 54 years old.
Rick Folbaum Family
Folbaum grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Rick has any siblings.
Rick Folbaum Wife
Folbaum is happily married to his wife Kelcey (née Kintner), and the couple has five children: Dylan, Summer, Chase, Harlowe, and Cash.
Rick Folbaum Net Worth
His estimated net worth ranges between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a news anchor.
Rick Folbaum Salary
Folbaum earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Rick Folbaum Coronavirus
In 2020, Folbaum got diagnosed with Coronavirus. For two weeks he was off-air due to the virus. Further, he contracted the virus after going on a ski trip in Vail, Colorado. The virus posed a serious threat to him as he had a pre-existing condition, Crohn’s disease.
Fortunately, he didn’t sustain the most serious side effects but he lost his appetite, lost 12 pounds, and couldn’t smell anything. On the 13th day, his senses returned and he knew he was getting better. On a side note, his family and kids did not contract the disease. After the ordeal, he limits his trips, wore a mask, and followed the guidelines.
Rick Folbaum CBS46
Folbaum works at CBS46 where he works alongside other famous CBS46 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Rebekka Schramm
- Harry Samler
- Emily Gagnon
- Fred Kalil
- Rodney Harris
- Fred Campagna
- Ella Dorsey
- Jennifer Valdez
- Allen Devlin
- Meghan Packer
- Rob Hughes
- Gurvir Dhindsa
- Tracye Hutchins
- Karyn Greer
- Shon Gables