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 settlement has been reached in the estate case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, pending the approval of a Florida probate judge on Monday, CNBC has learned.
CNBC has learned the estate case of hedge fund manager Seth Tobias has been settled, pending the approval of a Florida probate judge on Monday. Tobias, the founder of the Circle T Family of Funds and a frequent CNBC guest, was found dead in his swimming pool in the early morning hours of September 4. He was 44 years old.
As Warren Buffett fans converge on Omaha for this year's Buffettstock, we go to the video vaults to show you how CNBC's Scott Cohn covered the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting one decade ago, in 1998. Included: a vintage video interview with Buffett and the secret to keeping your spouse, and shareholders, happy.
The Labor Department's jobs number tracks people in the work force, but it doesn't account for millions of workers classified as independent contractors. Now, a battle is brewing over whether contractors like Gupertino Magana are getting a fair deal.
CNBC's Scott Cohn was in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina two years ago and has been covering the story ever since. He sit down with Brian Shactman for an exclusive CNBC.com "Reporter's Notebook" video.
We did it! Five states in five days, four flights and one long drive. Our journey through America's Top States for Business covered some 6,000 miles, and we hope we highlighted some of the states and practices that are "Keeping America Great".
The economic fates of Texas and the energy industry are inexorably linked. And that industry is part of how Texas gained a reputation for doing everything big.
It's amazing the power you posses when you know a secret--apparently no matter how trivial. To add a little fun to our series on America's Top States for Business, we've been unveiling our Top Five daily on CNBC's Power Lunch. Not only have we been keeping the identity of the states secret from our viewers until the last minute; there is only a small circle of people within CNBC who know where we will be each day.