| Hofstra University|
Alan Cohn for Congress
Aaron Cohn, Ann Cohn
| New Tampa, Florida, United States|
Hofstra University (1985)
Alan Cohn Wikipedia
Alan Cohn is a former television investigative journalist. He ran for Congress in Florida's 15th congressional district.
Cohn has two children with his wife, Patricia. He graduated from Hofstra University. While at Hofstra, Cohn anchored Hofstra news broadcasts and interned at CBS. Cohn considers fellow reporter Charles Osgood to be his mentor.
Cohn owns his own television production company, and started reporting on Polk County, Florida in 1992. Cohn has worked for WFTS-Channel 28 and ABC. Cohn won the Peabody Award for a multi-year investigation of quality control issues at Sikorsky Aircraft. While at WTNH, Cohn uncovered a scandal involving DMV employees illegally selling driver's licenses, as well as security gaps in Metro North. Cohn has also worked for NBC, New England Cable News, WTIC-TV, WBBG-TV, and WAMI-TV in Miami, Florida.
In 2014, Cohn ran as a Democrat for Congress in Florida's 15th congressional district, the seat held by Republican Congressman Dennis A. Ross. On announcing his candidacy, Cohn stated, "People remember what I did in this area in terms of exposing political corruption and scams and frauds." Cohn lost to Ross, getting 84,620 votes (39.7%) to Ross's 128,533 (60.3%).