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Alan Cohn

Alan Cohn
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

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

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

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External links

  • Twitter account
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