One of the founders of CNBC, Scott Cohn was named Senior Correspondent in 2004. He has covered stories ranging from the 1998 merger of Daimler Benz and Chrysler to the 1993 Midwest floods and the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake, and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. He also appears on NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and on NBC affiliates nationwide.
Most recently, Cohn has led CNBC's coverage of corporate corruption. As CNBC's lead reporter on the Enron scandal, he was first to report the indictment of former Chairman Kenneth Lay in 2004. He exposed the connections between Enron and Wall Street, and provided extensive coverage of the criminal trial of Enron's auditor, Arthur Andersen.
In 2003, Cohn broke the story of widespread fraud in the nation's $7 trillion mutual fund industry. His coverage of that scandal was nominated for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award from UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Cohn is a three-time winner of the Medill/Strong national Financial Writers and Editors competition, a two-time CableACE nominee, and he has won two Citations of Merit from the New York chapter of the Societyof Professional Journalists.
Cohn was part of CNBC's original team of New York-based correspondents at the network's launch in 1989. The following year, he returned to his hometown to open CNBC's Chicago bureau, and was stationed there for nine years. He returned to CNBC's Global Headquarters in 1999.
Before joining CNBC, Cohn was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids, Mich.. He has also worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WEAU in Eau Claire, Wis., and as a reporter and program host for Wisconsin Public Radio.
He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin.