Richard Merrill Cohen

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Richard Merrill Cohen

Current Location:: Westchester County, NY, United States
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Benjamin Cohen and Theresa Cohen
Husband of Meredith Vieira
Father of Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Journalist, professor, author
Managed by: Erica Howton
Last Updated:
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About Richard Merrill Cohen

Richard Merrill Cohen (born February 14, 1948) is an American journalist, television producer, and author. He is a former senior producer for CBS News and CNN.


From Allen, Jenny (September 2006). "Wit, Wisdom & Warmth: Meredith Vieira Uncensored". Good Housekeeping.

In 2004, Cohen wrote a moving and wrenchingly honest best seller, Blindsided: A Reluctant Memoir, about the effects of his illnesses on himself and on his family. In the book, he gives a harrowing description of his despair and rage after his two bouts of cancer, in 1999 and again 11 months later. He is now in remission. "I wanted to leave [him] sometimes," Vieira told Walters when she and Cohen sat down for a 20/20 interview two years ago. Now, says Cohen, "I can't say it's as if it never happened, but pages have turned. Things have lightened up."

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Richard Merrill Cohen's Timeline

February 14, 1948
Connecticut, United States