Richard M. Cohen Biography
Richard M. Cohen is an American journalist, television producer, and author who is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN.
Richard is the recipient of several honors in journalism. He is a three-time Emmy award-winning CBS News journalist.
He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN. He also occasionally writes columns for the “Health and Fitness” section of The New York Times.
He graduated from Simpson College in 1970 and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1976.
In1985, he was a Fellow of the Institute of Politics, Harvard University and in 1989 was visiting professor of writing at Johns Hopkins Univ. and Journalist in Residence at U. Cal. Berkley.Richard M. Cohen Photo
Richard M. Cohen Age
Richard was born on February 14, 1948, in Plainview, New York, United States. He is 71 years old as of 2019.
Richard M. Cohen Wife
Richard is married to television personality Meredith Vieira. Meredith is a co-host of the NBC News morning news program, Today. She was the original host of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Richard and Meredith got married on June 14, 1986. The couple has three children. Their middle child, Gabe Cohen, was a reporter at KHQ-TV in Spokane, Washington. He is now a reporter at KOMO-TV in Seattle, Washington.
The couple lives in Irvington, Westchester County, New York
Richard M. Cohen Career
Richard began his network television news career at ABC News in 1971. During that time he was an assistant producer of Issues and Answers and floor producer for ABC News at both 1972 political conventions.
He was also a producer on PBS’s McNeil Lehrer Report and in 1979, for The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, serving as Dan Rather’s producer when he assumed the anchor chair in 1981.
While at CBS, Richard covered the rise of the Solidarity trade union movement in Poland and wars in the Middle East and Central America.
He specialized in politics, directing presidential campaign coverage for CBS News in 1984 and 1988.
Later in 1989, he produced and directed Illusions of News with Bill Moyers for PBS and in 1992, Bill Clinton of Arkansas for CNN.
Richard M. Cohen Health
Richard is the son of Teresa and Benjamin Cohen, a doctor. Richard has had multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old.
He has also had two bouts of colon cancer. One in 1999 and another one in 2000.
He is also legally blind and he has written an autobiography titled, Blindsided: Lifting a Life Above Illness: A Reluctant Memoir.
Richard M. Cohen Net Worth
Richard has a net worth of $40 Million.