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Richard Cohen :: Biography

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Richard Cohen's facts

Date of Birth 1941-02-06
Nationality American
Profession Columnist
Ethnicity White
Height 5'10"
Place of Birth New York City, New York

One of the popular Columnist of America, ‘Richard Cohen’ was born on February 6, 1941 in New York City, New York. Richard is the renowned syndicated columnist of the Washington Post. He completed his high school education from the Far Rockaway High School. Cohen held his graduation degree from the Columbia University. From his initial days, he was interested to make his name popular from the American media world. He started his career joining the United Press International based in New York. Later in the year 1968, he became a reporter in the Washington Post. After some period, he worked as the paper’s chief Maryland correspondent. While working as a correspondent, he covered the investigation of the former ‘Vice President Spiro Agnew’.

This talented columnist started to write a column for paper’s Metro section in the year 1976. In the year 1998, he involved in dispute with editorial aide Devon Spurgeon. Spurgeon was asked questions about casual sex and later Cohen settled the matter with telling that it was not sexual harassment. Besides his work as a columnist, he also gained popularity as being a supporter of Iraq War. His column on the subject matter of Iraq War grabbed the attention of many people. He was also criticized for his column by the American Jewish Committee ‘Progressive’ Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism. Despite of getting criticism, he was seen defending Israel’s military Campaign in 2006 War. Cohen again became a part of controversy when he criticized the prosecution of Scooter Libby in 2007. His words against Government official was criticized by the Media Matters for America. In the year 1986, his column arguing owners of jewelry stores not allowing to enter black men in their shop also created the maximum buzz. Later Washington Post apologizes for the column. Cohen published a column about the movie 12 Years a Slave in 4th November, 2013. In the column, he supported the American owners. Later he wrote articles about the racism on the American society which gained him more popularity and recognition.

This talented columnist has remained silent about his present relationship status. But being a renowned personality of the American media world, he might have dated many girls. Despite of his silence, there is news of his past relationship with the ladies like ‘Tina Sinatra’, ‘Barbara Harris’ and ‘Marjorie Wallace’. There also came news that he got married to his so-called wife American journalist Paula Zahn and later got separated with taking divorce. This news might be true because it created the maximum buzz in the media industry. There also came a rumore about him being a gay.Currently, he is supposed to living his single life happily.

With his brilliant work as a columnist, he gained worldwide recognition. Undoubtedly, his powerful words created positive impact in the America. Despite of getting criticism for his column, he didn’t stop his work. He even worked with more enthusiasm as a columnist. Cohen has a dashing personality with the height of 5 feet 10 inches. He seems to have normal weight of 65 kg. Cohen achieved both fame and fortune from his career. He might have gathered huge net worth amount from his career. But he has not revealed any information about his salary and net worth in the public. Even reaching at the age of 73, he is still working with the same passion and enthusiasm. Cohen is a magnificent person who has extraordinary talent of writing on the various challenging issues of the American society. Unarguably, he is one of the best and popular columnists of the American media world. He is an inspiration to all new columnists. More information about him can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites. His fans get more knowledge about him from reading his bio on IMDb.