Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn was born on the 10th of November, 1959 at Long Island, New York. While growing up she had a lot of issues that has to do with self-esteem and wore large glasses. Initially, the reason of her getting into sports was to ease the burden of loneliness. Still in her childhood days she and her day do watch football games on TV. At age 15, her mum discovered a mixed hockey league game for her to play with other boys.

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As awkward as it may sound, she had to play the hockey younger than her. These were boys between eight and nine years old as to her being a teenager. Not too long was she displayed her skills as a goaltender at ice hockey. This ability of hers enable her to be among the high school boys team. While as a junior, she couldn’t make the team but made it for the senior team. She is a strong fan of New York Rangers, New York Giants, New York Knicks and New York Mets. She is Jewish.


She did her high school at Newfield High School. After graduation, she attended SUNY at Oswego where she studied arts and communication. Then in 1981, she was awarded with a bachelor’s degree in the same field. During her school period in SUNY, she was the goalie for the women’s ice hockey team. Then in 2006, she was inducted into the Oswego State Athletics hall of Fame.


Early years

She started her career as a sports anchor in 1981 for now WALK-FM, a New York based radio station. She left there in 1984 and anchored as a sports person for four different radio stations up to 1987


She made history to become the first full time female sports anchor in 1987 on a national radio. This was when she got a job at ABC. Between 1978 and 1989 she was in charge of the WABC TalkRadio. SportsChannel, American a top competitors with ESPN hired her and that was her she got her first TV break. She was host of a call in radio sports show in 1989. This was in New York. KIRO-TV hired her when she was a reporter at SportsChannel America. She was hired by SportsChannel American rival, ESPN in 1992 and work on SportsCenter. She is now a famous face among viewers of the show. On the 11th of July, 1992 she anchored the first show with Chris Meyer, a former ESPN anchor. Well in 1994, her clients almost fired her, according to them she wasn’t adding passion to the sports on TV. Recognizing the importance of her job, she had to hire a video coach to salvage the crisis.

She wrote a book in 2008 about her own biography. She spoke of how passionate she was for the sports and recount of her working experiences at ESPN. The book talks about how she rose to the ladder of a sport that is widely dominated by men.


Linda Cohn is an ESPN’s sportscaster. She has been a sports correspondent from 1981. Her net worth is estimated 8 million dollars. The salary, she earns isn’t made available online. She is 53 years old and currently in a relationship with her boyfriend, Matt Voity, who is a hockey coach. She was once married to Stew Kaufman but the two later got divorced. She had two children from her previous marriage. She said that Matt has been in her life for long and she did not want to make it a public spectacle.

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Quick Facts
Height: 1.65m
Date of Birth: 10-11-1959
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, United State
Nationality: American
Profession: Sportscaster
Employer: ESPN
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $ 8 Million
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Children: Two
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Ex. Husband: Stew Kaufman
Divorced Date: 2006
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Last Modified : Nov 18 2016