Linda Cohn has long been considered a pioneer for women sportscasters. She has graced our television sets for over 22 years as one of the first full-time female sports anchors. In the illustrious history of ESPN, nobody has hosted more SportsCenters than Linda Cohn.
Linda is a master at her craft. She can relate to the true sports fan because she IS a true sports fan. She is a brilliant storyteller who uses her wit, imagination and passion for sports to make the stories she delivers come alive. She connects with her viewers, because she is the real deal.
In 2008, Linda authored a memoir entitled “Cohn-Head, a No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking into the Boy’s Club.” Her story allows us to see her both personally and professionally; her dreams, victories, disappointments, obstacles and her gut determination to win.
One of the highlights of her many groundbreaking achievements came early as a senior in high school when she made the boy’s high school ice hockey team as the backup goalie. “It sure beat the senior prom,” said Cohn.
Linda is living proof that she not only works in a man’s world but also continues to succeed in it. She is a pioneer and role model and continues to pave the way for many women who want to follow her footsteps into sports broadcasting.
Her straightforward style, natural sense of humor and passionate fanaticism for the teams she grew up with and continues to root for, connects with viewers. Linda is active on social media and enjoys interacting with her fan base. You can follow her on Twitter @LindaCohn and on Instagram at @LindaCohn.