Alan Cohn

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Alan Cohn
Alan Cohn 2007 001.jpg
ResidenceNew Tampa, Florida
Alma materHofstra University
Political partyDemocratic
WebsiteAlan Cohn for Congress

Alan Cohn is a Peabody Award winning television investigative journalist. He ran for Congress in Florida's 15th congressional district.

Personal life and education[edit]

Cohn has two children with his wife, Patricia. Aaron Cohn is a pitcher at Fairleigh Dickson University and Ann Cohn attends the University of Central Florida. 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]


Alan Cohn long served as the anchor and managing editor of ABC7 at 7 in Sarasota. His nightly broadcast features in reporting and interviews with newsmakers from Donald Trump to Jerry Springer.[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 where he won an Emmy Award for uncovering a convicted killer attempt to become a Boston Police officer. He also received and front page byline in the Boston Globe for a story uncovering a brutal police beating.], 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.[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]



  1. ^ a b "Alan Cohn". WTNH. Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Newborn, Steve (August 29, 2013). "Former TV Reporter Shoots for Capitol Hill". WUSF News. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
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