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Rita Cosby does the fill-in thing on WGN-AM

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X00023_9.JPGThe filling-in goes on. News/talk WGN-AM (720) has tapped Emmy Award-winning journalist Rita Cosby as the latest fill-in host for its mid-afternoon radio show, which has been without a host since John Williams moved to the station's morning drive slot late last year. WGN describes Cosby as a "veteran TV host, radio host and best-selling author." She's currently a special correspondent for CBS' syndicated prime time show "Inside Edition," where she interviews newsmakers and key political figures. She also has been a guest host on several nationally-syndicated radio programs. Though she has name recognition, Cosby would be an odd candidate for a full-time gig at WGN. Cosby reads more Hollywood than midwest, and that might not be such a good read for WGN listeners. But Cosby will have a whole week on WGN to bond with listeners. She is set to fill in from Mar. 23 through 27.

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