Rita Cosby is a renowned TV host and veteran correspondent, who anchored highly-rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated newsmagazine, Inside Edition. Honors for the three-time Emmy winner include the Matrix Award and the Jack Anderson Award. She was also selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as a "Fun and Fearless Female." A recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award, she hosts the National Memorial Day Parade broadcast to all US military installations around the world and has become a key spokeperson for troops and their families suffering from PTSD. Because of her "extraordinary journalism and exemplary service on behalf of her community," October 11th, 2010 was officially named "Rita Cosby Day" in the State of New York. Her first book, Blonde Ambition, was a New York Times bestseller. Her most recent book "Quite Hero" is an inspirational story about her father and his secret past of being a WWII POW. For more information, visit www.quiethero.org.
Born in New York City, New York. Max is the grandson of the famous restaurateur Oscar Tucci, of Oscar’s Delmonico (Down in the Wall Street Area). Growing up, Max lived between New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut and Firenze, Italy. As a youth, Max was blessed with a cultured lifestyle, from horses to world travel; and learning how to cook in the famous Kitchen of Delmonico's.
When Max was 15, he met renowned fashion photographer, model scout and agency owner Beth Boldt. (Boldt is responsible for discovering Naomi Campbell). Beth Boldt and Max hit it off. He became Boldt’s assistant and would travel the United States with Boldt scouting and shooting models for respected agencies such as FORD and NEXT.
Max’s love for fashion did not stop with the camera. In 1998 he debuted his Ready-to-Wear collection entitled, "My Other Sister". Max immediately became sought after by many celebrities and socialites around the world. Famed musician, Taja Sevelle personally called Max to be her personal designer for her Matrix Music, Detroit's on Fire Tour. Max then went on to form a men's line titled, MANBYMAX which includes jeans and a men's tie collection. His collections are still being sold to private clients.
Max rocked it for designers on the runway at New York’s Olympus Men’s Fashion Week. On top of his talents Max began a Public Relations firm (TPR or Tucci Public Relations) which included many well known clients from authors, television personalities and musicians. Max also scouted the globe for international films (as he was the international scout and director for The Greenwich Film Festival).
It was while in Florence, Max's love for food and the kitchen really blossomed. Upon his arrival back to New York, Max was featured on the TV show "What's Cooking" and his culinary career took off. Max then studied knife skills at "The Viking Cooking School" in Atlanta Georgia. Max is now in the process of opening up an Oscar's Delmonico Cafe (ODC) creating The Oscar's Delmonico Cookware Collection as well as the Oscar's Delmonico Salad Dressing & Sauce Collection!
Television and Max have a very close relationship;
Max is also know as one of Gotham Magazine's "100 Most Eligible Bachelors." and has a bachelors cookbook in the works.
In the Literary world; Max was asked by Al Roker to become of "Big Shoes, In Celebration of Fathers and Fatherhood" The book is on shelves now. Max was then asked by friend Eduardo Xol from "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" to become part of "Extreme Entertaining Made Simple." Max's chapter is the first one in the book titled "The Classic Dinner Party."
Max landed a radio show 2theMAX (a affluent lifestyle show) on BBS Talk Radio. 2theMAX ran for a year. Due to Max's demanding travel schedule, Max was in need of a co-host. "What you are looking for, is looking for you" Max always says. In which, Tamara Bowman was looking for Max and Max was looking for Tamara. "MAX & Friends" was established shortly after their introduction and the show moved to LA Talk Radio. Tune in Live! to "Max & Friends!" on LAtalkRadio.com every Sunday night at 8pm PT 11pm ET!
In 2009, Max became involved in the Wine & Spirits world and released in The United States a, Super Ultra Premium VODKA, Distilled 5 times, Imported from The Netherlands. The Vodka can be ordered by calling 866-ODVodka
Due to all of Max's achievements, Max has been added to the list of "Marquis Who'sWho in The World" 2012 & "Marquis Who'sWho in America" 2010, 2011 & 2012 Editions.
Check Max out as a Lifestyle & Food Expert on "The Dr. Steve Show"
Max resides between New York, LA, Florida & Italy.
For more information on Max Tucci check out www.maxtucci.com
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Max is represented by Mark Turner at Abrams Artists 646-486-4600