Richard M. Cohen

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Richard M. Cohen
Born Richard Mark[citation needed] Cohen
(1948-02-14) February 14, 1948 (age 67)
Plainview, New York, United States
Residence Irvington, New York, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist, television producer, author
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, television producer, and author. He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN.


Cohen is the recipient of several 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 is the son of Teresa (Beitzer) and Benjamin Cohen, a doctor.[4] He 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.[5]

Cohen, who is legally blind,[6] has written an autobiography titled, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir.[7]

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 Irvington, Westchester County, New York and have three children. Their middle child Gabe Cohen is a reporter at KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington.[8]


  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. 
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  5. ^ Judith Newman (2002). "Meredith Vieira: A Look Back". The Ladies' Home Journal. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  6. ^ "TV's Meredith Viera, Husband Cope With Illness', ABC News 20/20 website
  7. ^ Blindsided : A Reluctant Memoir - Richard M. Cohen
  8. ^ "Gabe Cohen: Meet the KHQ Local News Team". KHQ-TV. 

Published works[edit]

  • Cohen, Richard M. (2004). Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0060014094. 
  • Cohen, Richard M. (2008). Strong At The Broken Places. Harper. ISBN 978-0060763114. 
  • Cohen, Richard M. (2012). I Want to Kill the Dog. Blue Rider Press. ISBN 978-0399162039. 

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