Alan Cohn Wiki – Alan Cohn Biography
Alan Cohn born Alan Michael Cohn is a journalist who twice was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Florida’s 15th congressional district. He graduated from Hofstra University. While at Hofstra, Cohn anchored Hofstra news broadcasts and interned at CBS. He considers fellow reporter Charles Osgood to be his mentor. He won the 2020 Democratic nomination for Congress in the Florida 15th and went on to raise over 2.3 million dollars, was named to the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” program, was endorsed by President-Elect Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama.
He is the recipient of the 2007 George Foster Peabody Award, one of journalism’s highest honors, for uncovering that defective parts were being installed on Black Hawk helicopters built by Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft. He was the anchor and managing editor of ABC7 at 7 in Sarasota, where he interviewed people including Donald Trump and Jerry Springer. He also worked for WFTS-Channel 28 and ABC. He won the Peabody Award for a multi-year investigation of quality control issues at Sikorsky Aircraft. While at WTNH, Cohn uncovered a scandal involving DMV employees illegally selling driver’s licenses, as well as security gaps in Metro-North. Cohn has also worked for NBC, New England Cable News (where he won an Emmy Award for uncovering a convicted killer’s attempt to become a Boston Police officer), the Boston Globe, WTIC-TV, WGGB-TV, and WAMI-TV in Miami, Florida (where he won an Emmy Award for winning back benefits for a forgotten Vietnam veteran).
He ran in the 15th district in the 2020 election. In the Democratic primary election, Cohn defeated state representative Adam Hattersley and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jesse Philippe, earning 41% of the vote. In the general election, Cohn faced Republican Scott Franklin, a Lakeland city commissioner who had previously defeated incumbent Ross Spano in the Republican primary. In the end, Franklin defeated Cohn, 55%-45%.
Alan Cohn Age
He was born in the United States.
Alan Cohn Wife
He is married to his wife, Patricia Cohn and they have two children together.
Alan Cohn Children
He has two children with his wife, named Aaron Cohn, and Ann Cohn.
Alan Cohn Instagram
Alan Cohn’s Instagram account is @alanmcohn.