In a world where the sportscasting profession has over time been dominated by men, women are beginning to defy the odds as they strive to become the best of the best. Linda Cohn is an American Hall of Fame sportscaster and an anchor for Sports Center, a sports news television program that airs on ESPN. In 2014, she was named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Sport.

Linda Cohn boasts an anchor record of over 5,000 SportsCentre editions which she achieved in 2016. Read on to highlight the sports veteran’s life, career and family.

Linda Cohn’s Bio (Age)

Cohn was born in Long Island, New York, on November 10, 1959. She began watching sports at an early age with her father, a big sports fan. However, her mother is considered directly responsible for having the most influence on everything she has become in life.

The sports anchor had a high school education at Newfield High School on Long Island. She then went to the State University of New York, located in Oswego, New York, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1981.

Cohn has always been a sports enthusiast from his high school days until now. In high school, she was a regular on ice hockey and earned her a spot on the school’s men’s ice hockey team. The talented sportscaster was the ice hockey goaltender during her university years at Oswego, which was doing very well at the time. In 2006, she was honored with an induction into the Oswego Athletics Hall of Fame.

Linda began her sports broadcasting career in 1981, as a sports anchor for Walk-AM/FM in New York City. She left Walk-AM/FM in 1984 and in a span of three years worked at four other radio stations in New York. She made history in 1987 after ABC hired her, becoming the national radio network’s first full-time sports anchor. The talented sportscaster having gained enough experience as a radio sports presenter, decided in 1988 to join Sports Channel America as a TV sportscaster After leaving Sports Channel America, she joined WashingtonKIRO-TV as a sports anchor.

In 1992, the American sports television channel ESPN hired Linda to work as an anchor and sportscaster. She has been on the channel ever since and has become the main facet of their sports news program. Sports center. She made her sportscast debut alongside Chris Myers on July 11, 1992. In 1994, ESPN nearly dropped her following a question about her lack of enthusiasm from the company.

Linda Cohn spent more than 26 years at ESPN, hosting more than 5,000 editions of SportsCentre. This feat was achieved on February 21, 2016 and set an all-time high for SportCentre anchors and sports broadcasters. Cohn also does commentary for WNBA broadcasts as well as hosts the popular Listen Closely Linda Cohn Podcast. She currently co-hosts SportsCentre with Neil Everett.

Cohn is also an acclaimed author who wrote her own memoir which she titled Cohen-Head: A Barrage-Free Account of Boy’s Club Intrusion. The book details his experiences so far in the world of sports broadcasting and his rise to fame. In 2017, Linda Cohn was finally inducted into the National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame.

Daughter, Ex-Husband – Stew Kaufman

The Oswego Hall of Famer married her longtime sweetheart, Stew Kaufman, in 1980. They met in college and the rest is history. The couple, however, ended up in a divorce that was finalized in 2008 following irreconcilable differences that invariably ended the 28-year-old marriage.

The union between Linda Cohn and Stew Kaufman was blessed with two adorable children – Dan and Sammy. Cohn’s daughter, Sammy Kaufman, happens to be his eldest son.

Net worth – What is Linda Cohn worth?

The Jewish sportswoman started her career in 1981 and is still relevant since her career is almost forty years old. Cohn has amassed a considerable fortune as a sportswoman and has an average net worth of $10 million. She also reportedly has an annual salary of $3 million.