An original member of the CNBC on-air team, Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn also appears on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today," and MSNBC.
Cohn has taken CNBC viewers across America and around the world. He developed and reported the popular CNBC and CNBC.com series, “America’s Top States for Business,” which ranks all 50 states for competitiveness. He has reported on the booming economy in Vietnam, investigated product safety in China, and followed the trail of a rogue CEO to the African nation of Namibia.
Cohn led CNBC’s reporting on white-collar crime following the stock market bubble. He provided groundbreaking coverage of the Enron and WorldCom scandals, including the landmark trials of the companies’ chief executives.
Cohn covered Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans for CNBC and NBC News, and has made several trips back to the region to report on the recovery effort. His 2006 series on widespread corruption in New Orleans’ cleanup earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Investigative Reporting of a Business Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast. He has received a total of three Emmy nominations, all in the investigative reporting category, and is a two-time CableACE nominee. Cohn is the recipient of two National Headliner Awards and a National Press Club Award.
After helping to launch CNBC in New York in 1989, Cohn returned to his hometown of Chicago in 1990 to open the CNBC bureau there. He was stationed in Chicago for nine years, returning 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.
Cohn holds a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, which honored him in 2005 with its annual award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.