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Richard Cohen

Op-ed columnist for "The Washington Post"

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 Richard Cohen Biography

Richard Cohen has a gift for writing in ways that touch people on issues great and small. In his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post he tackles both complex issues and seemingly simple ones, helping people to understand what is happening around them. From Ground Zero on that horrible September day to wherever his travels take him, his highly personal and graceful writing moves and informs his readers.

"I see myself as the reader's proxy, lucky enough by virtue of occupation to go where they cannot go," he says. "I can visit places they're not likely to go and under conditions they would probably avoid (the Middle East almost a dozen times, Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe over and over again) and, sometimes most perilously, the halls of Congress or the salons of Georgetown. I've covered every presidential campaign since 1968 and still can't understand why the primary season doesn't start in Florida or Arizona and wind up in Iowa and New Hampshire." "Most days I cannot wait to get to work," he adds. "I love what I do--the reporting, the writing, the thinking, the constant exploration. Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world. Some days I think Tiger Woods does. But at least I work in air conditioning."

Cohen's columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Washington Post since 1984. He joined the Post in 1968 after attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and after doing, as he puts it, "some post-graduate work" at Fort Dix, N.J., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. At the Post he covered all sorts of stories--night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As he paper's chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Agnew.

In 1976, he began writing a column that ran on the front of the Metro section. Its popularity, and the notice of newspaper editors around the country, led to national syndication by The Washington Post Writers Group in 1981.

Cohen was born in New York City, and graduated from New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before coming to Washington, he worked as a copy aide at The New York Herald Tribune and as a reporter for United Press International in New York.

Cohen has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting. In 1974, he and Jules Witcover wrote A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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Richard Cohen

Op-ed columnist for "The Washington Post"

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Richard Cohen Biography

Richard Cohen has a gift for writing in ways that touch people on issues great and small. In his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post he tackles both complex issues and seemingly simple ones, helping people to understand what is happening around them. From Ground Zero on that horrible September day to wherever his travels take him, his highly personal and graceful writing moves and informs his readers.

"I see myself as the reader's proxy, lucky enough by virtue of occupation to go where they cannot go," he says. "I can visit places they're not likely to go and under conditions they would probably avoid (the Middle East almost a dozen times, Africa, Central America, Asia and Europe over and over again) and, sometimes most perilously, the halls of Congress or the salons of Georgetown. I've covered every presidential campaign since 1968 and still can't understand why the primary season doesn't start in Florida or Arizona and wind up in Iowa and New Hampshire." "Most days I cannot wait to get to work," he adds. "I love what I do--the reporting, the writing, the thinking, the constant exploration. Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world. Some days I think Tiger Woods does. But at least I work in air conditioning."

Cohen's columns have appeared on the op-ed page of The Washington Post since 1984. He joined the Post in 1968 after attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and after doing, as he puts it, "some post-graduate work" at Fort Dix, N.J., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. At the Post he covered all sorts of stories--night police, city hall, education, state government and national politics. As he paper's chief Maryland correspondent, he was one of two reporters who broke the story of the investigation of former Vice President Agnew.

In 1976, he began writing a column that ran on the front of the Metro section. Its popularity, and the notice of newspaper editors around the country, led to national syndication by The Washington Post Writers Group in 1981.

Cohen was born in New York City, and graduated from New York University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before coming to Washington, he worked as a copy aide at The New York Herald Tribune and as a reporter for United Press International in New York.

Cohen has received the Sigma Delta Chi and Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Awards for his investigative reporting. In 1974, he and Jules Witcover wrote A Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

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  • How to book Richard Cohen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Cohen for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Cohen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Cohen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Cohen?

    Booking fees for Richard Cohen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Cohen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Cohen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Cohen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Cohen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Cohen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Cohen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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