Rick Folbaum Biography
Rick Folbaum is an American Emmy-winning anchor working for CBS46 where he serves as the weekday evening anchor of the 4 pm, 6 pm, and 11 pm newscast. He joined the WANF team in September 2019, after previously working for CNN.
Rick Folbaum Career
In 1987, he joined the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where he graduated in 1991, with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Over the years, Folbaum has anchored and covered a number of the most seismic events in recent Georgia history, inclusive of the election victories of Democratic candidates for President, 2020’s widespread social justice protests, and both U.S. Senate seats in this traditionally Red state. In addition, he has had the opportunity to interview many notable Georgia newsmakers, such as; Ambassador Andrew Young, Rep. John Lewis, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Rick has served as a panelist for the GA Gov GOP primary debate, and he traveled to London in September 2022, where he covered the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. He has served as a broadcast journalist for over 30 years and during this time, he has reported live from world capitals such as Brussels, Havana, and Washington. Furthermore, he has had the prevealage to work for all three cable news channels: MSNBC , FOX News, and CNN.
Before he relocated to Atlanta, he worked for CNN as the anchor for Connect the World and CNN Newsroom. Prior to joining CNN, he worked at WFOR TV in Miami for 5 years, and while he was at the station, he served as the main anchor. While he worked at WFOR , he anchored the 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, hours-long coverage of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, and the 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, communicating live via text with one of the students hiding from the shooter.
Folbaum won an Emmy award in 2017, for his series of reports spotlighting South Florida’s Holocaust survivor community. Before Rick worked for CNS4, he served as a long-time anchor and correspondent for Fox News Channel. He worked at FNC for 17 years and during that time, he anchored and covered breaking news events like the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the “Miracle on the Hudson,” and the attacks of 9/11. During the 2012 election,he co-anchored all FoxNews.com’s live coverage.
Together with his time, they arrived at the World Trade Center in 2001 while the twin towers were still burning and they had to escape the falling debris as they came down. In addition, he was part of the team that launched the Fox News Channel in 1996, and from 1998-2000, he was a London-based foreign correspondent. Furthermore, while he worked for FOX, he served as an anchor at FOX 5 WNYW in New York for a period of three years.
During the early stages of Ricks career, he worked behind the scenes at WOR AM in New York City, at MSNBC, and WTXF TV in Philly. He was able to secure his first on air job at KSPN FM Radio in Aspen, Colorado where he received recognition for covering the deadly Storm King Mountain fire in 1994, from the AP. In addition, he is actively involved with the Overcoming Obstacles, the life skills program, and the the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Rick Folbaum Salary
Folbaum earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Rick Folbaum Net Worth
Folbaum has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.
Rick Folbaum Age
Folbaum was born on August 5, 1969, in the United States. He is 53 years old as of 2022, and he celebrates his birthday on the 5 the of August every year.
Rick Folbaum Height and Weight
Folbaum stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall. However, information about his weight will be updated when available.
Rick Folbaum Family
Folbaum likes to keep his personal life private hence he has neither disclosed the names of his parent nor those of his siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Rick Folbaum Wife and Children
Folbaum is married to Kelcey and together the couple has been blessed with five children who they named; Dylan, Summer, Chase, Harlowe, and Cash.
Rick Folbaum COVID19
Back in March 2020, Rick was diagnosed with coronavirus and after treatment, he was able to recover.
Rick Folbaum Social Media Platform
Folbaum is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 11k followers on Twitter 1k followers on Instagram, and 6k followers on Facebook.