Alan Cohn

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Alan Cohn
Residence New Tampa, Florida
Alma mater Hofstra University
Occupation Journalist
Political party
Democratic
Spouse(s) Patricia
Children Two
Website
Alan Cohn for Congress

Alan Cohn is a former television investigative journalist. He is running for Congress in Florida's 15th congressional district.

Personal life and education[edit]

Cohn has two children with his wife, Patricia. He graduated from Hofstra University.[1] While at Hofstra, Cohn anchored Hofstra news broadcasts and interned at CBS. Cohn considers fellow reporter Charles Osgood to be his mentor.[2]

Career[edit]

Cohn owns his own television production company, and started reporting on Polk County, Florida in 1992.[3] Cohn has worked for WFTS-Channel 28 and ABC.[4] Cohn won the Peabody Award for a multi-year investigation of quality control issues at Sikorsky Aircraft.[5] While at WTNH, Cohn uncovered a scandal involving DMV employees illegally selling driver's licenses, as well as security gaps in Metro North.[2] Cohn has also worked for NBC, New England Cable News, WTIC-TV, WBBG-TV, and WAMI-TV in Miami, Florida.[1][2]

In 2014, Cohn ran as a Democrat for Congress in Florida's 15th congressional district, the seat held by Republican Congressman Dennis A. Ross.[4] On announcing his candidacy, Cohn stated, "People remember what I did in this area in terms of exposing political corruption and scams and frauds." [6] Cohn lost to Ross, getting 84,620 votes (39.7%) to Ross's 128,533 (60.3%).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alan Cohn". WTNH. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Alan Cohn Q and A". Hofstra. August 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ Rufty, Bill (August 29, 2013). "Alan Cohn Announces Candidacy for Congress". The Ledger. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Perry, Mitch (August 29, 2013). "Investigative news reporter Alan Cohn to take on Dennis Ross in Fla. CD-15 race". Creative Loafing. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kaufman, Debra (June 4, 2007). "WTNH-TV: Defective Parts In Sikorsky Helicopters". TelevisionWeek. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ Newborn, Steve (August 29, 2013). "Former TV Reporter Shoots for Capitol Hill". WUSF News. Retrieved September 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://enight.elections.myflorida.com/FederalOffices/

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