by Jennifer Swift
Sep 16, 2013
03:56 PM
Connecticut Politics

Former Award-Winning Connecticut Reporter Now Running for Congress in Florida

Former Award-Winning Connecticut Reporter Now Running for Congress in Florida

Courtesy of Alan Cohn

Alan Cohn, a former investigative reporter in Connecticut, is now running for U.S. Congres.

An award-winning journalist, who was awarded one of the highest honors in journalism during his Connecticut broadcast career, is now running for U.S. Congress in Florida.

Alan Cohn, who's broadcast work in Connecticut included WTNH, Fox 61 and WPOP Radio, is running as a Democrat againt a Republican incumbent for a seat to represent the 15th district of Florida in U.S. Congress. Cohn  lives in Tampa, where he owns AMC Productions, a television production company. 

Cohn earned a Peabody Award for his work focusing on the Blackhawk helicoper production line at Sikorsky Aircraft and uncovering problems with defective parts. Cohn states in his news release that he also uncovered a case where state Department of Motor Vehicles employees were selling drivers licenses on the black market. He worked as an investigative reporter at  WTNH until 2009, when he left to work in the same capacity at WFTS in Tampa.

Cohn also worked for New England Cable News in Boston, where he earned an Emmy, and a second one while working in Miami. He additionally worked for ABC, NBC and CBS. 

Cohn announced his candidacy for the seat in late August, and according to The Ledger, Cohn called it a "campaign to make Congress work again." Cohn also covered the area he would seek to represent as an investigative reporter.

Cohn will face Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland) in the election. 

Cohn said the district he hopes to represent, which stretches from part of Tampa to Lakeland was very recently redistricted and now represents a more moderate population than Ross represents.

 

 

Former Award-Winning Connecticut Reporter Now Running for Congress in Florida

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