About Rick

Rick Folbaum is a three-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, moderator,  speaker and communications expert. He is currently an anchor at CNN International and has more than two decades of experience in network, local and digital news. He was one of the original anchors at Fox News Channel, spending 17 years at the network, two of them as a foreign correspondent. He was one of the first reporters at Ground Zero on 9/11. 

Folbaum has moderated and hosted hundreds of events, including the US Holocaust Museum annual fundraising dinner featuring a live interview with the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz, the Knight Foundation Awards, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital annual gala, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America annual gala including a live interview with Bob Costas.  

From 2013-2018, Folbaum was the main anchor at the CBS O+O in Miami, WFOR TV, fronting the 5, 5:30, 7 and 11 pm weeknight newscasts. 

Rick led hours of continuous coverage of the 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, offering exclusive, real time reporting of MSD students hiding in a storage closet.  Rick anchored days of live coverage of Hurricane Irma as well as the shooting at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Fidel Castro’s death. 

Folbaum was one of the first journalists on the scene of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre, field anchoring his newscasts from Orlando. Rick traveled to Cuba to cover the re-opening of the US embassy in Havana. He returned the following month to report on Pope Francis’s first ever trip to the island nation.

Prior to CBS Miami, while at Fox News Channel, Folbaum conducted live interviews with newsmakers, lawmakers and notables including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Laura Bush and Bono. He anchored breaking coverage of history-making stories including the release of the Starr Report in the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal, the 9/11 terror attacks, the 2008 GOP convention, the “Miracle on the Hudson” and the re-election of President Barack Obama. As a London-based correspondent from 1998-2000, he covered Europe and the Middle East.

Folbaum earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.