Sunday, March 12, 2017

Linda Cohn Autobiography--Book Review

In the early 1990s, KIRO 7 TV in Seattle had two personalities who would eventually work for national networks.  Aaron Brown, originally was an anchor for KING 5, would go on to ABC and eventually, a prime anchor spot on CNN and Linda Cohn, who was soon bound for ESPN. 
I have long been a fan of Cohn because of her special talent of being able to relate with her audience. She comes across on TV as a friend with whom you want to chat about sports.
Cohn-Head (a nickname that she got from an SNL skit) chronicles her journey from growing up in the New York area, to her struggles to fit in at college, to her desire to break into what at the time was a male dominated sports broadcasting field. 
What I did not know is that Cohn was a star goalie on her school's women ice hockey team.  She devotes a chapter to her time in the Seattle area, she actually turned down the first offer that ESPN made to bring her aboard.  She also writes about her family, her struggles to balance her home life to the demands of having a  high profile job. 
The impression that I have is that Linda's success is because of her reliability and her genuineness.  She loves sports and she loves her job.

1 comment:

Jason Remington said...

Her dedication to her goals is to be admired. This is the way to succeed. Sounds like a good role model for some girls. And guys.