Gary Cohn is a senior writer for Bloomberg Markets magazine. Cohn has worked for the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, and the Wall Street Journal. Many of Cohn’s stories have exposed wrongdoing and resulted in significant reforms. He and his colleague Will Englund won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for a series of articles in the Baltimore Sun that documented the dangers to workers and the environment when old warships are dismantled. Cohn had also won the IRE Medal, a George Polk Award, two Selden Ring Awards for investigative reporting, Sigma Delta Chi’s first prize for investigative reporting and two Overseas Press Club Awards.
Cohn was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Political Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed the first year of law school at the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, took a year’s leave of absence to work as a reporter, and decided he liked journalism too much to ever go back. Cohn lives with his family in Santa Monica, Ca.