Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Uncovering the Truth: Rudy Giuliani’s Girlfriend Bills Herself On His Radio Show as a “Doctor” But She’s a PhD


We have some weird stuff going on here in New York on the radio. I’m sure it’s the same everywhere.

Last March, WABC, which was once part of the ABC network and then owned by Cumulus, was purchased by local supermarket king John Catsimitidis for $12.5 million. I like John– who always talks about running for mayor — even though he’s a very right wing guy. But he’s stocked WABC with the most right wing conservative nut cases he could lay his hands on including disgraced ex Fox Newser Bill O’Reilly.

Our former mayor — hated in New York, by the way — Rudy Giuliani has a nightly show no one listens to where he rants and raves. Whoever’s listening to Rudy at 9pm on the radio needs a life, desperately, so you can imagine the audience.

Turns out Rudy also has a Sunday morning show. He has a co-host, too: his girlfriend, “Doctor” Maria Ryan. It’s called “Uncovering the Truth.” I’m not sure if this is a reference to Rudy’s three ex-wives, one of whom was his cousin. They each “uncovered the truth” about Rudy cheating on them.

Rudy’s most recent ex wife, Judith Nathan, discovered he was cheating on her with “Doctor” Ryan. I use quotation marks because Ryan is a PhD. She is not a medical doctor, or dental or even a shrink. She has a doctorate in health care administration from Warren National University, an online school that closed in 2009 following a failed accreditation bid. You can read all about her phoney baloney background here. “Uncovering the Truth,” by the way, is sponsored by Global Security Solutions, which coincidentally has the same initials as Rudy’s mysterious business endeavor, Giuliani Security and Safety.

WABC in New York used to the be the home of the Beatles and was the number 1 top 40 radio station in the US between the mid 60s and 1983. Catsimitidis recently added “Cousin” Bruce Morrow, a star from the station’s heyday, for a Saturday night oldies show. Cousin Brucie was his best hire, so I applaud that move. But Rudy and “Doctor” Maria? I’d think twice before tuning my dial to their show.

By the way, “Doctor” Ryan is pulling down over $300,000 as CEO of a place called Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, New Hampshire. Rudy always liked a partner with her own income. I’m not sure if she’s paid to do the radio show.

Pictured: Rudy with recently indicted business lackey Lev Parnas.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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