Jeff Cohen has been a reporter since 2001, first in newspapers and now at public radio station WNPR in Hartford. A proud New Orleans native, he lives in Connecticut, with his wife, two daughters, and their cats. Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut EVER! is his first children's book.
At the radio station, Jeff writes both local and national stories and is a regular contributor to NPR’s programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He covers issues including state politics, healthcare, public safety, education, and criminal justice. He also covered the December 2012 Newtown shootings and all that followed. Since 2012, Jeff has been a part of a joint project with NPR and Kaiser Health News for their Health Care In The States project.
Before working at WNPR, Jeff worked as the city reporter for The Hartford Courant. While at the Courant, he won a National Headliner Award for a Northeast Magazine story about the ostracized widow of the state's first casualty in Iraq; wrote about his post-Katrina, flooded out home in New Orleans; and was part of a team of reporters that broke the stories of alleged corruption at Hartford City Hall that led to the arrest of the city’s mayor.
He also worked at the Meriden Record-Journal and as a freelancer for The New York Times. He got his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He likes making bread and wine and playing in Connecticut's rivers.
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