Linda Cohn
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  • "Linda Cohn is not your typical sports journalist. She is genuine and passionate about sports, especially when it comes to the teams she grew up with like the Mets. Linda doesn’t throw you a curve, just explosive heat in her inspirational yet comical journey."
    -Willie Randolph, Former NY Mets Manager

  • "I enjoyed Linda Cohn delivering the sports on radio and TV before she ever made it to ESPN, and after all these years working alongside of her, the enjoyment is tenfold! She does it the old-fashioned way…Sports by a sports fan for the sports fan."
    -Chris Berman

  • "Linda Cohn is one of the most recognizable and engaging personalities in sports broadcasting...she has time and time again proven that barriers are meant to be broken."
    -The Mann Foundation

Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn has long been considered a pioneer for woman sportscasters and a true American icon. She has graced television sets for over 21 years as one of the first full-time female sports anchors and is recognized as one of America's most successful female sports anchors. Linda has been one of only a few that have been a constant mainstay on ESPN's SportsCenter, since 1992.

In 1987, Linda made sportscasting history by becoming the first full-time U.S. female sports anchor on a national radio network when she was hired by ABC. She got her television break after being hired by what was at the time one of ESPN's competitors, SportsChannel America. She returned to the East Coast in 1992 when she was hired by ESPN to work on SportsCenter. In addition to her anchor duties on the show, Linda has her own podcast entitled Listen Closely to Linda Cohn.

Her straightforward style and natural humor have created an easy rapport with viewers for years. The versatile Cohn has previously hosted ESPN's Baseball Tonight and National Hockey Night, ESPN2's NHL 2Night, and SportsCenter's NBA All-Star Game coverage. She has also contributed to ESPN's NFL Draft coverage, Major League Baseball playoff coverage, the ESPYs and Sunday NFL Countdown. Along the way, Linda has also hosted ESPNNEWS, and provided on-site SportsCenter reports from the Men's Final Four, X Games and Winter X Games.

Linda authored a popular book, Cohn-Head, in which she tells her story of a no-holds-barred account of breaking into the boys' club. Her story allows recounts her life both personally and professionally—her dreams, victories, disappointments, obstacles and her gut determination to win. It is a tell-all about her rise to the top of a male-dominated sportscasting world.

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