Scott Cohn is a senior correspondent and lead investigative reporter at CNBC. A founding member of the CNBC team, he also appears on "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "The Today Show" and on MSNBC.
Cohn is a three-time Emmy nominee—all for investigative reporting—as well as a two-time CableACE nominee.
He has reported some of CNBC's most acclaimed documentaries, including "Billions Behind Bars: Inside America's Prison Industry," which received a 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). His groundbreaking documentary, "Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation," received a 2011 Gerald Loeb Award—the highest honor in business journalism—as well as top honors from IRE, the national organization of Investigative Reporters and Editors. His other documentaries include "Price of Admission: America's College Debt Crisis," "Secrets of the Knight: Sir Allen Stanford and the Missing Billions," "Filthy Rich" and "Health Care Hustle."
Cohn also leads CNBC's coverage of white collar crime and legal affairs. His coverage of the Bernard Madoff scandal earned a 2010 Loeb Award for breaking news coverage. Cohn also covered the Enron and WorldCom scandals, including the landmark trials of the companies' chief executives.
He has taken CNBC viewers across America and around the world. He developed the popular CNBC and CNBC.com annual series, America's Top States for Business, which ranks all 50 states for competitiveness. He has reported on the booming economy in Vietnam, investigated product safety in China and followed the trail of a rogue CEO to the African nation of Namibia.
In 2005, he covered Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans for CNBC and NBC News.
Before joining CNBC ahead of the network's launch in 1989, Cohn was an anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate WZZM in Grand Rapids, Mich. He has also worked as an anchor and reporter for NBC affiliate WEAU in Eau Claire, Wis., and for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television.
A native of Chicago, Cohn holds a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, where he currently serves on the advisory board of the Center for Journalism Ethics. In 2005, the University honored him with its annual award for Distinguished Service to Journalism.
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A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.
Bernie Madoff is back in his Butner, NC, prison cell after a brief stay in the prison's medical unit, according to the Bureau of Prisons Web site.
A federal judge has denied an emergency request by attorneys for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford to free their client on bail.
Attorneys for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford—who has been in custody without bail since his indictment in June—say their client is in danger of a "complete nervous breakdown," so they are again asking a federal judge to let him go free on bail.
A federal judge has found accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and three co-defendants in contempt of court in a dispute over their legal fees.
Attorneys for former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling say the law under which he was convicted in 2006 is "unconstitutionally vague," and that he government has repeatedly misused the law to suit "whatever meaning is necessary to prosecute whatever defendant happens to be in the government's sights."
A trial has been set for April 26 in the case of Arthur Nadel, the Sarasota, Fla., philanthropist and hedge fund manager who became the first alleged "mini-Madoff" when the six funds he managed went bust earlier this year.
As he worked to preserve Bernie Madoff's rights and contain the collateral damage, attorney Ira Sorkin became the target of death threats and "vicious" anti-Semitism, he told CNBC.
More than 200 investors in Texas billionaire Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme face a new lawsuit from the court-appointed receiver who is gathering assets from the Stanford empire.
The court-appointed Receiver rounding up assets in the alleged Ponzi scheme at the Stanford Financial Group says he will comply with a request from the Justice Departments Tax Division for the names and account information of thousands of Stanford investors.