Alan Cohn Biography
Alan Cohn is an American award-winning investigative journalist. He has worked for ABC7 where he was an anchor and managing director based in Sarasota. In addition to journalism, he also ran for Congress in Florida’s 15th congressional district.
He was mentored and inspired by his fellow Charles Osgood.
Alan Cohn Family
He is married to a woman only known as Patricia. Together the couple has two sons named Aaron Cohn and Ann Cohn. Aaron is a pitcher at the Fairleigh Dickson University whereas Ann is a student at the University of Central Florida.
Alan Cohn Education
He attended the Hofstra University, a private university in Hempstead, New York. While he was studying, he anchored the campus’ news broadcasts and interned at CBS on the side.
Alan Cohn Career
Before going into politics, he was well known as a journalist. He served as the anchor and managing editor of ABC7 at 7 in Sarasota for a significant amount of time. Through the years, his broadcasts have featured reports and interviews with notable newsmakers like US president Donald Trump and TV presenter Jerry Springer. He has also anchored and reported news broadcasts for WFTS-Channel 28 and ABC.
Alan won a Peabody award for an investigation he did on quality control issues at Sikorsky Aircraft. He also uncovered a scandal on DMV employees illegally selling driver’s licenses as well as security gaps in Metro-North while he was working for WTNH, an NBC affiliate. In addition, he has also worked for NBC, England Cable News where he got an Emmy Award for uncovering a murder attempt on a Boston Police officer.
Along with all that, he has uncovered a brutal police beating and received a front-page byline in the Boston Globe. He also garnered another Emmy Award for winning back benefits for a forgotten Vietnam veteran through WTIC-TV, WGGB-TV, and WAMI-TV in Miami, Florida.
Outside journalism and media, Alan Cohn ran for Congress in the 15th congressional district in Florida. He, however, lost to Dennis A. Ross with only 39.7% of the votes cast in contrast to Ross’ 60.3%.