Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Media
Inducted: 2024
Country: USA
Born: 1959 in New York, USA

Linda Cohn

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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