Somehow she seems to be here, there, and everywhere. Consider a typical Rosanna day: get the kids up and out, emcee a charity luncheon, prepare dinner, broadcast the early news, serve dinner, broadcast the evening news, and maybe along the way pop in to play hostess at Fresco by Scotto, the Manhattan restaurant run by her mother, sister, and brother. “Customers are always surprised to have me show them to their table,” she says with her easy laugh.
“Rosanna is a bundle of energy,” says her friend and interior designer Eric Cohler, who -- along with designer Tony Klein -- helped her redo the three-bedroom apartment she shares with her husband, Louis Ruggiero, and teenage son and daughter.
“She has a personality that could light up Pittsburgh,” Cohler says. “But the nightly news is not always pleasant, so I wanted her apartment to be a relaxed retreat from her workaday world.”