Cohn, original CNBC employee, stepping down from full-time reporting
The following note was sent out by CNBC president Mark Hoffman and senior vice president Nik Deogun:
For the past couple of months, Scott Cohn has been discussing with us his desire to move to California to be closer to his sons and step away from day-to-day reporting while maintaining a strong connection to CNBC.
To say Scott has been an integral part of CNBC’s success would be an understatement. He joined a then-fledgling operation on March 20, 1989—a month before we launched—as part of the original team of NY/NJ-based correspondents. He opened the Chicago Bureau in 1990 and was stationed there until 1999 when he returned to our headquarters. He has covered most of the biggest business and general news stories of the past 25 years—from Enron and WorldCom to Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings. He has interviewed the famous and infamous, from Warren Buffett (his first live interview on CNBC in 1998) to Bernie Madoff. His documentaries have showcased the best of CNBC’s reporting.
Over the past few years, Scott has perhaps become best known for creating “America’s Top States for Business,” a multimedia phenomenon that garners more attention every year.
In a couple of weeks, Scott will leave CNBC to make his journey West. In addition to some teaching and trying his hand at producing documentaries, he will become a special correspondent for CNBC, continuing to spearhead the annual Top States extravaganza. He will also work on long-form projects for us and be available for daily reporting for the crisis du jour. And given California’s penchant for big news, we are confident we will continue to see him often on-air and online.
Please join us in wishing Scott all the very best in his new adventure.