Dan Cohen

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“Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life."  Words to live by according to Dan Cohen, Evening Anchor at FOX 11 weekdays 5 PM and 10 PM.

Dan is a three time Emmy award winning journalist with almost 20 years experience covering stories from coast to coast.  He considers it a privilege to keep the people of LA informed.  For the last 15+ years Dan has been helping San Diegans rise and shine, anchoring the #1 morning show at the CBS affiliate.  Dan is thrilled to be exchanging his 2:30 AM wake up call for the evening shows at FOX 11. 
Dan received two Emmy’s for his distinguished work anchoring live breaking coverage of the 2003 and 2007 firestorms in San Diego.  He received a third Emmy for live anchor coverage of a deadly military jet crash in San Diego’s University City neighborhood.

Early in his career, Dan had a front row seat to the Bush/Gore Presidential recount in Florida in 2000 when he served as anchor/reporter at the ABC affiliate in Tallahassee.  #hangingchads  
Born in San Bernardino, Dan considers himself a Southern California boy at heart.  He spent part of his childhood in El Segundo, as well as a small town just outside Chicago.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Illinois.  

Dan is passionate about giving a voice to several 501(c)3 non profits.  He’s extremely proud of his many years of work serving as a national Board Director for the Petco Foundation.  He’s also worked with a number of charitable organizations supporting at-risk youth.  Dan loves supporting the Jewish community in honor of his grandmother, a holocaust survivor of Auschwitz.

When he’s not on the air, Dan trades in his tie for a baseball cap. A naturally energetic and outgoing person, Dan loves to connect with news watchers in the community.  He considers himself a weekend warrior, DIY, patriotic, sports nut and foodie. Dan believes everything he needs can be found at Costco and Home Depot.

Dan is a devoted husband and doting Dad.  He married the girl of his dreams in 2008, his next door neighbor.  Paige literally was “the girl next door.”  They have three energetic children ages 5 and under...Caleb, Olivia, and Hannah, and an Icelandic Sheepdog rescue, Gracie Bear.  Their hands are full and their hearts are also. The family is active in their church, Calvary Westlake Village.
The Cohens love to travel and are always up for an adventure!  If you happen to see Dan and his family when out and about make sure to say hi!

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