Gary Cohn (journalist)

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Gary Cohn (born in Brooklyn) is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism & Communication. With Will Englund, he won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.[1] He has been a Pulitzer finalist on two other occasions and has also won numerous other journalism awards, including the 1997 George Polk Award, an Investigative Reporting & Editors (IRE) gold medal, two Selden Ring awards for investigative journalism and two Overseas press Club awards.


He is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a BA in psychology and political science. He studied law at University of California, Berkeley. He wrote for the Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Lexington Herald-Leader, Wall Street Journal, and for columnist Jack Anderson in Washington. He is currently a freelance journalist whose stories have appeared in Huffington Post, Salon, Capital & Main and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

He was Atwood Professor of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage, from 2001 to 2003.[2] He teaches at University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism.[3]


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