• Linda Cohn is a famed American sports reporter and broadcaster
• She joined ESPN in 1992 and became one of the most prominent women sportscasters
• She has a bachelor's degree in arts and communication from the State University of New York at Oswego
• Her net worth is estimated to be $10 million and her annual salary is $3 million
• She has two children, a son and daughter, from her previous 28-year marriage to Stew Kaufman

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth8 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 10, 1959
SpouseStew Kaufman
FactGraduated from SUNY at Oswego in 1981 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.

Who is Linda Cohn?

Linda Cohn is a famed American sports reporter and broadcaster, who came to prominence as an anchor of the popular ESPN show “SportsCenter”. She joined the ESPN in 1992, and since then has grown to become one of the most prominent women sportscasters.

Linda Cohn Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Linda Cohn was born on the 10 November 1959, in Long Island, New York USA; growing up she became interested in sports, and would watch sports on TV with her father, who is a huge sports fan himself. Her love for sports increased over time, and she grew keen on hockey, which she started playing at 15 years of age. Linda’s parents found a hockey league where she would be allowed to play with the boys, however, her opponents were only eight and nine-year-olds. She was a goaltender, and would join Newfield High School boy’s ice hockey team as a senior.

Following her matriculation, Linda enrolled at the State University of New York at Oswego, and obtained her bachelor’s degree in arts and communication in 1981. She continued to play ice hockey, this time as a goalie for the women’s ice hockey team. Thanks to her successful sports career in college, she was inducted into the Oswego State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

Career Beginnings

Even before her graduation, Linda started her career at the radio station WALK-AM headquartered in Patchogue, New York. She worked for the station during four years before she left, and worked for several stations, including WFAN among others. She was hired by ABC radio in 1987, and became the first full-time female sports anchor in the US.

Linda Cohn

She worked for WABC TalkRadio from 1987 to 1989, meantime in 1988 being hired by SportsChannel America, making her first on-screen appearance. After SportsChannel America, Linda joined KIRO-TV in Seattle, Washington State, where she worked as a sports anchor.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Linda was becoming more popular, and in 1992 her hard work paid off, as she received an offer from ESPN which she accepted, and joined its “SportsCenter” show as an anchor – her first appearance was on the 11th July 1992, next to Chris Myers. She was becoming more popular, and so started appearing in TV commercials as a part of the “This is SportsCenter commercials”.

However, she was on the verge of being fired just two years into her career with ESPN, because of her reluctant appearance in front of the camera; nevertheless, the officials gave her a second chance and hired a video coach to help her out. She earned a name for herself in 1997 when she was working as a prognosticator for the 1997 NCAA basketball tournament, where she predicted that the 15th-seeded Coppin State’s would take a win over South Carolina in the first round of the tournament. It has since been one of the most surprising underdog wins in the history of the NCAA tournament.

She was gradually becoming more popular, which earned her a contract extension with the ESPN in 2005. Her role at the station increased, as she was also appointed as a play-by-play commentator for WNBA games.

Continual Success, Suspension

Linda became a record holder on the 21st February 2016, when she hosted her 5,000th episode of “SportsCenter” – she has since also started hosting her own show “Listen Closely to Linda Cohn”. However, she made controversial comments about president Donald Trump, which caused a one-day suspension, issued by John Skipper in 2017. Nevertheless, she has since returned to her job and has signed a new contract with the network.

Net Worth

Cohn’s net worth is as high as $10 million, while her annual salary is reputedly $3 million.

Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Divorce, Children

We have discovered some facts about this successful sports reporter and broadcaster. Linda was married to Stew Kaufman for 28 years before they divorced in 2008; they have two children, a son Dan and daughter Sammy.

Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Linda stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight is ~at 125lbs or 57kgs, and her vital statistics are 37-26-36 inches, and bra size is 36C. She has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

General Info

Full NameLinda Cohn
Net Worth8 million dollars
Salary8 million dollars
Date Of BirthNovember 10, 1959
Height1.65 m
ProfessionSports commentator
EducationState University of New York at Oswego


SpouseStew Kaufman


MoviesThe Break-Up
TV ShowsSportsCenter, College Football Scoreboard

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1Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
2Born on the same day as former "One Day At A Time" star Mackenzie Phillips. She also shares a birthday with the following celebrities: SNL alum Tracy Morgan, rapper/singer Eve, Brittany Murphy, Sinbad, rapper Warren G, Heather Matarazzo, Jack Scalia and Roy Scheider.
3Was the first-ever, full-time female sports anchor on a national radio network (ABC) in 1987.
4Graduated from SUNY at Oswego in 1981 with a bachelor of arts degree in communications.




The Break-Up2006ESPN Sportscaster (voice)


The Break-Up2006very special thanks


Mike & Mike2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Host / Herself - ESPN SportsCenter Anchor / Herself - ESPN
Mayne Street2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Cold Pizza2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHerself
Arli$$2000TV SeriesHerself
1997 NFL Draft1997TV SeriesHerself - Reporter
SportsCenter1979TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHerself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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