A Pioneer for Female Sportscasters
Current: ESPN Sportscaster, ESPN Sportscaster, Sirius XM Radio Host @MadDogRadio, New York Rangers Radio Host
Linda Cohn has long been considered a pioneer for women sportscasters. She has graced our television sets for over 24 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.
A fixture on SportsCenter for nearly a quarter of a century, Linda Cohn reached a milestone with ESPN’s signature news and information program on her 5000th show on Feb 2016. Cohn, who has hosted more editions of SportsCenter than anyone in the 36-year history of the program is very humbled for being recognized. In March 2017, Cohn is inducted with many great Sportscasters of all time into the NSMA – National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.
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.
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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.
During her career at ESPN, the versatile Cohn has hosted, reported, commentated, interviewed, written and called play-by-play. She also has appeared in many of ESPN’s iconic“This Is SportsCenter” commercials. A partial list of events, sports and assignments Cohn has had for ESPN in addition to anchoring 5,000 SportCenters: