Broadcaster Linda Cohn has anchored ESPN's flagship program SportsCenter for more than 30 years. In 1987, she made sportscasting history by becoming the first full-time U.S. female sports anchor on a national radio network when she was hired by ABC.
She also was the first woman sports anchor for WCBS Radio from 1984-87. Her big break in TV came when she was hired by KIRO-TV in Seattle as a Sports Anchor/reporter from 1989-1992. It was there where she was discovered by ESPN and hired to host Sportscenter in July 1992 where she has been ever since.
Cohn is a 4-time Emmy award winner for hosting Sportscenter. While attending SUNY Oswego, she was a goalie on the ice hockey team and is a member of the college's athletic hall of fame. In 2003, she was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Cohn was a recipient of the Women's Sports Foundation's prestigious sports journalism award.
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