Posted by Dwight Bachman on February 12, 2009 10:43 AM
Written by Allison Kelly
Willimantic, Conn.-Veteran ESPN sports analyst/anchor Linda Cohn will discuss her biography "Cohn-Head" at on March 4 in the Betty Tipton Room of the StudentCenter at EasternConnecticutStateUniversity. Cohn will sign copies of her book after the presentation.
In the traditionally male-dominated business of sports broadcasting, Cohn set a precedent when she became the first full-time female sportscaster on a national radio network. In her new book, "Cohn-Head," Cohn chronicles her passion for sports and her unique experiences working on ESPN's popular sports show "SportsCenter."
In 1981, Cohn received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego. That same year, she began sports broadcasting for a local New York radio station.In 1989, she began working at the KIRO-TV station in Seattle, where she was a weekend sports reporter/anchor. She joined ESPN in 1992, and has reported on a range of sporting events including the extreme winter sports competition, the X-games, the men's Final Four basketball championship, and NASCAR's "Chase for the Cup" race. Cohn has also anchored "SportsCenter's" late-night show.