Richard M. Cohen

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Richard M. Cohen
Born Richard Merrill Cohen
(1948-02-14) February 14, 1948 (age 66)
Connecticut, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, producer
Notable credit(s) Former producer on CBS News & CNN
Spouse(s) Meredith Vieira
(m. 1986–present)
Children 3

Richard Merrill Cohen (born February 14, 1948)[1] is an American journalist and television producer. He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN.


Cohen is the recipient of numerous honors in journalism. He is a three-time Emmy award-winning CBS News journalist.[2][3]

He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN, and he occasionally writes columns for the "Health and Fitness" section of the New York Times.


Cohen has had multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old. He has also had two bouts of colon cancer, one in 1999 and one in 2000.[4]

Cohen is also legally blind.[5]

He has written an autobiographical account titled, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir.[6]

Cohen married television personality Meredith Vieira (NBC News Special Correspondent and former co-anchor of NBC's Today Show) on June 14, 1986. They live in Westchester County, New York, and have three children.


  1. ^ Richard M. Cohen (II) IMDB page
  2. ^ Richard Cohen (2004-02-22). (transcript). Interview with Larry King. Larry King: Live. CNN Retrieved 2008-09-08.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Meredith Vieira Today". iVillage. June 2007. Archived from the original on 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ Judith Newman (2002). "Meredith Vieira: A Look Back". The Ladies' Home Journal. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  5. ^ "TV's Meredith Viera, Husband Cope With Illness', ABC News 20/20 website
  6. ^ Blindsided : A Reluctant Memoir - Richard M. Cohen