Jeff Cohen started in newspapers in 2001 and joined Connecticut Public in 2010, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in host. In 2017, he was named news director.
In addition to covering state and Hartford city politics, Jeff covered the December 2012 Newtown shootings and the stories that followed. In 2012, Jeff was selected by NPR and Kaiser Health News for their jointHealth Care In The Statesproject. Much of his reporting has aired nationally on NPR. As news director, Jeff beganThe Island Next Door -- Puerto Rico and Connecticut After Hurricane Maria,which has won several awards, including one national and two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Jeff began as a reporter forThe Record-Journalin Meriden, Conn. before moving toThe Hartford Courant, where he won a National Headliner Award for a story about the ostracized widow of the state's first casualty in Iraq; wrote about his post-Katrina home in New Orleans; and was part of a team that broke stories of alleged corruption at Hartford City Hall that led to the arrest of the city’s mayor. His work has also appeared inThe New York Times.
Jeff lives with his wife andtwo daughters, whose haircutting incident brought the family more notoriety than journalism ever will.He's written two children's books, and he likes hiking, whitewater kayaking, napping outside, and making bread and wine.
A Connecticut teen who has enough credits to graduate from high school is still eligible for specialized services. The school district and his family are battling over what the services should be.
The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better decipher delicate situations.
Tens of thousands may have failed to comply with a Connecticut law that requires gun owners to register their weapons. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the state faces a few problems enforcing the law.
A year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gunman Adam Lanza's motives are still unclear. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says people may just have to be satisfied with what they've known from the beginning — that on Dec. 14, 2012, a horrible thing happened.
Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is making her second run for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut. Once again she is campaigning with primarily her own millions. And her opponents again say she can't separate herself from the controversial side of professional wrestling.