Linda Cohn- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Husband, Height, Net Worth, Career

Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn is a sportscaster from the United States. Linda Cohn has been an ESPN anchor and a SportsCenter host for many years. She has also been inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Linda Cohn
Born Date:10 Nov 1959
Age:64 years
Lucky Number:9
Lucky Stone:Garnet
Lucky Color:Purple
Best Match for Marriage:Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
Height:5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
Marital Status:single
Break UpMatt Voity
DivorceStew Kaufman
Net Worth$10M
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorLight Brown
Body Size37-26-36 inches
Birth PlaceLong Island, New York
EducationSUNY Oswego
SiblingsOne brother (Howard Cohn)
KidsTwo (Sammy Kaufman and Daniel Kaufman)

Linda Cohn Biography

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

Linda’s parents’ names are not known at this time. He does, however, have a brother named Howard Cohn, who is a Wellness Industry Leader. Furthermore, as a child, she used to watch sports on TV with her father. And when she was 15, her mother found a hockey league where she could play with boys, although the boys were eight or nine years old. Similarly, as a teenager, she was able to demonstrate talent as a goaltender in ice hockey, making her high school’s boys team.

Linda Cohn Education

Linda attended SUNY Oswego after graduating from Newfield High School. She played goalie for the women’s ice hockey team there before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in arts and communications in 1981. She was also inducted into the Oswego State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

Linda Cohn Height, Weight

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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Linda Cohn made her radio debut in 1981 as a sports anchor for Patchogue, New York-based radio station WALK-AM (also WALK-FM). She worked at that station for four years before leaving in 1984. She later worked 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. Similarly, she was able to make sportscasting history in 1987. Because when ABC hired her, she became the first full-time female sports anchor in the United States on a national radio network.

From 1987 to 1989, she was able to anchor WABC TalkRadio. She also got her first television break in 1988, when she was hired by SportsChannel America, one of ESPN’s main competitors at the time. She was then able to host a call-in radio sports show in New York in 1989. She even worked as a reporter for the SportsChannel America Network before landing a job as a sports anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington.

Linda Cohn was also able to return to the East Coast in 1992. At the time, ESPN hired her to work on SportsCenter, and she co-anchored her first SportsCenter with Chris Myers on July 11, 1992. She also appeared in several 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 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. The memoir is about her recounting her passion for sports and her experiences working on SportsCenter.

Linda Cohn Husband, Marriage

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.

Linda Cohn’s Net Worth

Linda Cohn has a net worth of $10 million as of March 2024 and her main income source must be her career as a sportscaster.