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 for Communication and Journalism. 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 won numerous additional 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.


Cohn 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 the columnist Jack Anderson in Washington. He is currently[when?] a freelance journalist whose stories have appeared online 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][3] and currently teaches at University of Southern California Annenberg School of Journalism.[4]


  1. ^ "The Pulitzer Prize Winners, 1998, Investigative Reporting". Retrieved May 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "Staff".
  3. ^ Johnson, Jennifer (May 5, 2010). "Q&A with investigative journalist Gary Cohn". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Adjunct". Annenberg School of Journalism.

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