Linda Cohn is a sportscaster for ESPN’s SportsCentre in the United States. Since 1992, she has worked as a sports anchor. She has previously worked for WALK-AM/FM, WGBB-AM, and ESPN, among others.

Facts Of Linda Cohn

Full NameLinda Cohn
Dath Of BirthNovember 10, 1959
BirthplaceLong Island, New York, U.S.
HusbandStew Kaufman (1980-2008)

Linda Cohn Height, Weight, & Measurements

  • Height-5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)
  • weight-57 kgs (125 lbs.)
  • Hair Color-Blonde
  • Eye Color-Hazel

Early Life 

Cohn grew up watching sports on television with her father, an avid sports lover. When she was 15, her mother discovered a hockey league where she could compete against boys, although the boys were just eight or nine years old. Cohn displayed goaltending ability as a teenager, earning a spot on her high school’s boys team.

Although she was not selected to her high school hockey team as a junior, she was chosen as a senior. Cohn attended SUNY Oswego after graduating from Newfield High School, where she played goalkeeper for the women’s ice hockey team. In 1981, she earned a bachelor’s degree in arts and communications. Cohn was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Oswego State in 2006.



Early years

Cohn began his career in 1981 as a sports anchor for the Patchogue, New York-based radio station WALK-AM (later WALK-FM). He stayed for four years. After leaving that station in 1984, she worked as a sports anchor for four different radio stations in the New York metropolitan region until 1987, including a brief stint as an updated person at New York City’s WFAN.


Cohn made sportscasting history in 1987 when she was hired by ABC as the first full-time female sports anchor in the United States on a major radio network. From 1987 until 1989, she was the host of WABC TalkRadio. Cohn made her television debut in 1988 when she was hired by SportsChannel America, one of ESPN’s main competitors. In 1989, she hosted a call-in sports show on a New York radio station.

Cohn worked as a reporter for the SportsChannel America Network before being hired as a sports anchor at KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington.

ESPN (1992–present)

In 1992, Cohn relocated to the East Coast after being hired by ESPN to work on SportsCenter. She co-anchored her debut SportsCenter with Chris Myers on July 11, 1992. Additionally, she has appeared in a number of the show’s These is SportsCenter advertisements. Despite her success, Cohn came dangerously close to being fired in 1994 when the network said she wasn’t demonstrating her passion for athletics on television. The corporation provided her with six months to improve her performance and engaged a video coach to assist her.

Cohn developed a name for herself as a prognosticator during the 1997 NCAA basketball tournament and her profession as a sports journalist. That year, her bracket for ESPN precisely predicted Coppin State University’s dramatic upset victory over South Carolina in the first round, which remains one of the tournament’s greatest upsets to this day.

Cohn signed a contract extension with ESPN in 2005, which expanded her duties to include play-by-play for WNBA telecasts. On June 20, 2008, ESPN announced that Cohn would serve as a regular anchor for the new morning block of SportsCenter, which debuted on August 11, 2008. She was scheduled to co-anchor the block’s opening three hours, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on weekdays, alongside Steve Berthiaume. However, ESPN revealed several weeks later that the new SportsCenter morning block would be reduced from nine to six hours.


Cohn published her memoir, Cohn-Head: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Breaking Into the Boys’ Club, in 2008, in which she discussed her love of sports and her experiences working on SportsCenter. It is a candid account of her ascension to the top of a male-dominated field of sports broadcasting.

Linda Cohn Net Worth

Linda earns a solid living as a famous journalist. Her net worth at $10 million, and her salary is approximately $3 million per year.

Interesting facts about Linda Cohn?

  • Linda Cohn made the boys’ hockey team when she was in high school.
  • Linda Cohn became a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Linda Cohn had two children with her husband Stew Kaufman.

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Favorite Quotes from Linda Cohn

”That is definitely a percentage of it, I don’t know how big a percentage, but if anyone wants to ignore that fact, they’re blind.”

– Linda Cohn

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Frequently Asked Questions About Linda Cohn

How old is Linda Cohn?

Linda is 62 years old.

How tall is Linda Cohn?

Cohn is 5 feet 5 inches tall (165 cm).

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