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Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn is an American Sportscaster. Linda Cohn is a longtime ESPN anchor as well as a frequent SportsCenter host. She is also a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Birth Facts and Education

Linda Cohn was born on November 10, 1959, in Long Island, New York, USA. He is 64 years old and is under the astrological sign, Scorpio. He holds American nationality and her nickname is L. C.

The name of Linda’s parents is not available at the moment. However, he has a brother whose name is Howard Cohn and he is a Wellness Industry Leader.

Moreover, when she was a child, she would watch sports on TV with her father.

And, she was 15 years old, her mother found a hockey league where she could play with boys, although the boys were eight or nine years old.

Likewise, as a teenager, she was able to demonstrate talent in ice hockey as a goaltender, making her high school’s boys team.

After graduating from Newfield High School, Linda attended SUNY Oswego.

There, she was the goalie for the women’s ice hockey team and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in arts and communications in the year 1981.

Moreover, in the year 2006, she was inducted into the Oswego State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Career and Professional Life

Linda Cohn was able to debut as a sports anchor for the Patchogue, New York-based radio station WALK-AM (also WALK-FM) in The year 1981.

She worked in that station for four years and left the station in the year 1984

She then went on to work as a sports anchor for four other New York area radio stations until 1987, including a brief stint as an updated person at WFAN in New York City.

Likewise, in the year 1987, she was able to make sportscasting history. Because she became the first full-time U.S. female sports anchor on a national radio network when ABC hired her.

She was able to anchor WABC TalkRadio from 1987 to 89. She also was able to get her first television break in the year 1988, after being hired by what was at the time one of ESPN’s top competitors,

SportsChannel America. Then, again in 1989, she was able to host a call-in radio sports show in New York.

She even was a reporter at the SportsChannel America Network before working at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington to work as a sports anchor there.

Moreover, Linda Cohn was able to return to the East Coast in the year 1992. At that time, ESPN hired her to work on SportsCenter and anchored her first SportsCenter on July 11, 1992, along with Chris Myers.

She also appeared in many of the show’s This Is SportsCenter commercials.

Unfortunately, despite her success, the company fired her in 1994 because the network argued that she wasn’t showing her love for sports on TV.

But, the company did give her six months to improve and hired a video coach to help her out.

Linda Cohn

Caption: Linda during her work(Source: Instagram)

More About Career

Linda Cohn was able to make a name for herself as a prognosticator during the 1997 NCAA basketball tournament.

Then, in the year 2005, she signed a contract extension with ESPN, which added play-by-play for WNBA telecasts to her duties.

Then, in June 2008, she became a regular anchor for the new morning block of SportsCenter, which launched on August 11 that year.

Cohn hosted her 5,000th edition of SportsCenter on February 21, 2016, a record for SportsCenter anchors.

On the other hand, she has reported, commentated, interviewed, written, as well as called play-by-play throughout her career at ESPN.

Also, since the year 2016, she has been able to co-host SportsCenter from Los Angeles on weekends with Neil Everett.

Furthermore, she released her memoir, Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys’ Club in 2008. T

he memoir is about her recounting her passion for sports and her experiences working on SportsCenter.

Relationship Status

Linda Cohn separated and divorced her long-time husband, Stew Kaufman in the year 2008.

She then went on to date minor league hockey goalie coach Matt Voity for several years in the early to mid-2010s. And, as of now, she seems to be single and is more focused on her career and life.

Also, she has two daughters with Stew Kaufman and their names are Sammy Kaufman and Daniel Kaufman.

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Caption: Linda along with her son (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Linda Cohn has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 57 Kg and her other body measurements are 37-26-36 inches. Moreover, Cohn has light brown hair and green eyes.

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Caption: Linda posing for a picture (Source: Twitter)

Linda Cohn – Social Media

Linda is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She has garnered 57.3K followers on Instagram and 235.4K followers on Twitter.

She is active on Facebook as well and has 13K followers on it.

Linda Cohn – Net Worth 2024

According to celebritynetworth, Linda has a net worth of $10 million and her main income source must be her career as a sportscaster.