Rick Folbaum

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Rick Folbaum
Born (1969-08-05) August 5, 1969 (age 51)
Alma materSyracuse University (B.S.)
OccupationTelevision news anchor and Television journalist
Years active1996-present
EmployerMeredith Corporation
TelevisionWGCL-TV (2019–present)
FamilyKelcey Folbaum (née Kintner)

Rick Folbaum (born August 5, 1969) is an American broadcast journalist. Since September 2019, he has been a news anchor at WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta. Most recently, he was a freelancer at CNN International and was also news anchor and correspondent for the Fox News Channel.

Early life and education[edit]

Folbaum grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and graduated in 1987 from Cherry Hill High School West.[1]

He graduated from Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.[2]


Folbaum began his career as a part of the launch team of MSNBC as a writer[2] and also worked in radio at WOR-AM in New York City.

Known for his years at Fox News as an anchor of Fox News Live, the Fox Report Saturdays, and as a substitute anchor for Shepard Smith's programs, Folbaum joined in 1996 as one of the original anchors and correspondents, and was the network's London-based correspondent from 1998 to 2000, covering news stories across Europe and the Middle East.

Folbaum was co-anchor for the FOX flagship station in New York City, WNYW,[3] for Fox 5 News at 6. He joined in early 2006. In 2009, he returned to Fox News as a weekday substitute anchor and regularly hosted the Saturday 6:00 p.m. edition of America's News Headquarters.

In August 2013, Folbaum joined WFOR, the CBS station in Miami, as an evening anchor.[4] He anchored at WFOR until 2018.[3]

Since November 2018, he worked as a freelance anchor for CNN International.[5] In September 2019, Folbaum was named the evening anchor of WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta.[2][6]

Aside from his anchoring duties, he was also a recurrent guest-panelist on Fox's late-night satire show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld prior to its cancellation.

Personal life[edit]

Rick and his wife Kelcey (née Kintner) have five children: Dylan, Summer, Chase, Harlowe, and Cash.[7]

In March 2020, Folbaum was diagnosed with and recovered from coronavirus.[8][9]


  1. ^ Staff. "He's got it all on tape", Courier-Post, October 22, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 7, 2016. Accessed October 29, 2018. "While several of Hamson's proteges have gone on to successful broadcasting careers, the one viewers will recognize best is Rick Folbaum. The 1987 CHHSW graduate is now an anchor for Fox News Channel."
  2. ^ a b c Ho, Rodney (September 10, 2019). "Rick Folbaum (Fox News, CNN International) is new CBS46 anchor, replacing Thomas Roberts". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Diaz, Johnny (December 24, 2018). "Former CBS Miami anchor Rick Folbaum now an anchor in Atlanta". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Munzenrieder, Kyle (July 29, 2013). "CBS4 Replacing Eliott Rodriguez With Former Fox News Anchor". Miami New Times. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Allan (November 4, 2018). "Former Fox anchor Rick Folbaum joins CNN International". www.cnncommentary.com. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "CBS46 names Rick Folbaum new anchor". CBS 46. September 10, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Moving U: Family That Works Out Together, Stays Healthy Together". CBS Miami. December 4, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "CBS46's Rick Folbaum talks diagnosis and recovery from COVID-19". CBS 46. March 31, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Ho, Rodney (April 10, 2020). "CBS46 anchor Rick Folbaum's bout with COVID-19: 'I felt awful. I slept for about 10 straight days, 20 hours a day.'". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 1, 2020.

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