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For over 30-years, Alan Cohn has been speaking truth to power. Whether its taking on corporations making defective equipment for the military, exposing criminals, corrupt politicians, crusading for consumer rights, and standing up for veterans, Alan Cohn has earned the reputation as one of the most respected and investigative reporters in the nation.
Alan Cohn is the recipient of the 2006 George Foster Peabody Award, one of journalism’s highest honors, for uncovering that defective parts were being installed on Black Hawk helicopters built by Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft.
As Chief Investigative Reporter at WFTS-TV in Tampa, he exposed a fake U.S. Marine masquerading as a decorated war hero. Alan exposed a political candidate who took a half million dollars from a wealthy businessman to buy a undisclosed vacation home as well as cheating by the state championship high school football team resulting in their title being stripped.
In his eight years at WTNH-TV, Alan not only won the Peabody Award, he uncovered a ring of DMV employees selling drivers licenses illegally on the black market resulting in a state wide scandal and criminal convictions.
While at New England Cable News in Boston, Alan received a Page 1 byline in the Boston Globe for uncovering a brutal police beating and he earned an Emmy Award after discovering a convicted killer trying to become a Boston police officer.
In Miami, Alan earned an Emmy Award for winning back benefits for a lost and forgotten Vietnam veteran.
Along the way Alan has worked for ABC News, reported for NBC News and worked five years at CBS News in New York where he helped cover the 1980 and 1984 Presidential elections.
Cohn is a graduate of Hofstra University and a 2011 graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy where he joined other select community leaders in participating in courses involving terrorism, espionage, white-collar crime, and cyber crime.
Alan and his wife Patricia live in Tampa, FL. and have two children Ann and Aaron.