Alan Cohn

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Alan Cohn
Alan Cohn 2007 001.jpg
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 ran 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. Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. 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. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. 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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