Jeff Cohen

Jeff has worked in news since 2001 and is WNPR’s capital region reporter.

While here, he has focused his attention on Hartford, producing a few series -- including ones on life after prison, youth gangs, summer youth employment, and state money in local elections.  Jeff has also covered state politics, cultural institutions, downtown housing, city schools and politics, and Mayor Pedro E. Segarra’s transition into office.  His work has aired on NPR's national broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. You can find more of his stories at his blog.  Jeff is also an occasional fill-in host. 

Before working at WNPR, Jeff worked as the city reporter for the Hartford Courant.  While at the Courant, he won a National Headliner Award for a Northeast Magazine story about the ostracized widow of the state's first casualty in Iraq; wrote about his post-Katrina, flooded out home in New Orleans; and was part of a team of reporters that broke the stories of alleged corruption at Hartford City Hall that led to the arrest of  former Mayor Eddie A. Perez.

In 2012, Jeff was selected by NPR and Kaiser Health News for their joint "Health Care In The States" project. Also in 2012, Jeff was selected by the Tow Foundation and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice as a fellow in their juvenile justice reporting project.