Linda Cohn, ESPN

 “The thing that helped me the most was to just be myself.”

Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn, ESPN SportsCenter Anchor, NHL Reporter & In the Crease Host, shared the story behind her title with us on October 2, 2022.

Hall of Fame sportscaster Linda Cohn has served as a SportsCenter anchor since joining ESPN in 1992. She is ESPN’s longest-tenured SportsCenter anchor and in early 2016, was recognized for anchoring her 5,000th SportsCenter, the most of any anchor in ESPN history. In 2017, she was inducted into the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame.

A fixture in the hockey world, Cohn serves as the in-arena host and reporter for NHL game coverage, often reporting from between the benches. Cohn is also the primary host of In the Crease, a nightly hockey program on ESPN+, which began during the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In 2021, Cohn and national hockey reporter Emily Kaplan launched In the Crease – The ESPN NHL podcast. The podcast brings fans insider perspectives, reporting, reactions, and analysis to the latest breaking headlines and under-the-radar stories both on and off the ice. Cohn also currently appears as an analyst on SIRIUS XM’s NHL Network Radio every Monday during the NHL season and regularly fills in as a host on Mad dog Sports Radio.


Often the unconditional support of parents is the key to the success of children. Such was the case for Linda Cohn who has fond memories of watching the Knicks with her Dad and being taken to tryouts by her mom for a boys ice hockey league. Her love of sports came early and sustained throughout her (to date) 30 year career with ESPN. Her advice? Take chances, keep learning and take every opportunity to connect with people who may lead you to your next opportunity.

Listen to our interview with Linda below!

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