Rita Cook is a writer/editor who specializes in writing on a variety of subjects, primarily auto and travel, which takes her around the world looking for stories. She also regularly writes about cuisine/wine and entertainment. With over 1500 articles to her credit in the past 15 years and 10 books, Cook has been the Editor-in-Chief of The Insider Mag since she began her career in Chicago also having the chance to work with well-known Sun Times Columnist Irv Kupcinet.
Currently, she makes her home in Texas and writes for the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Texas Living and Texas Lifestyles as well as many national and regional publications including Triple A, Four Seasons, Porthole, Focus Daily News, Valley Scene Magazine and Dallas Child, to name a few. She can be heard on the radio every Saturday night on her travel show “Bonjour World” on The Insider Mag’s WTIM radio station.
Prior to moving to Dallas in 2008, Cook lived in Los Angeles where she was a well-known entertainment journalist interviewing hundreds of celebrities and filmmakers as well as producing a number of low-budget films. She was an associate producer on the horror/action feature film Route 666 with Trimark Pictures and on Naomi’s Web. She produced the feature-length film, Marty & Virginia for Cicero Productions and has served as a production manager on the television pilot, Norm Crosby’s Celebrity Golf Challenge, Two American Idiots and The Biz with CRC Entertainment. She also worked on Duva Film’s “Lost Soul” and “Creature From the Green Mist” receiving producer credits on both and starring in that company’s travel features “I’m Standing Here.”
She holds a B.A. in Communication from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois..