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Warren Cohen
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EXPERIENCE


VH1
Executive Producer, January 2011 - present
Supervising Producer, August 2005 - December 2010
Senior News Producer, September 2003 - July 2005
Music News Editor, January 2002 - August 2003
Two-time Emmy winning supervising producer and development executive. Directs all aspects of production, including project development, staffing, budgeting and management for both internal productions and third parties. Supervises multiple formats simultaneously, including reality (competition and docusoaps), factuals, single-subject hours and news specials that illustrate engaging storytelling. Develops internal ideas from conception to air and ensures on budget, on time delivery. Manages celebrity talent for ongoing series. Serves as production liaison between network departments such as ad sales, legal, press, promotion, talent relations, digital and mobile to ensure every project maximizes its potential.

AWARDS - TV


AWARDS - WRITING


  • APEX Award for Top Personality Profile (given by Communications Concepts, a publishing consulting firm), 2001
  • Webby Award for Best Online News Site (shared), 2001
  • Arthur F. Burns Fellowship to travel to Germany, July-September 1999
  • National Press Foundation Fellowship to graduate school of banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 1995
  • American University seminar on computer-assisted reporting, July 1993
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) fellowship at Tulane University to study NAFTA, February 1993
  • Certificate from Wharton Seminar for Business Writers, November 1992
  • CASE fellowship at University of Michigan to study presidential politics and polling, February 1992
  • Honorable Mention, Benjamin Fine Award for education reporting, Spring 1991

PUBLISHED WORK


DIGITAL SKILLS


Knowledge of most word processing, spreadsheet, HTML and communications software; SQL and database analysis skills; expertise with most blogging and social network platforms; fluency in Windows and Macintosh operating environments; frequent use of Internet and online government and commercial databases for show research.

TEACHING


EDUCATION


Connecticut College
B.A. in Government, History Minor, Overall 3.6 GPA, May 1989
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, Robert E. Lorish Prize for excellence in study of Government, Senior Achievement Award for outstanding service and leadership, Honors and Distinction in Major Field, Dean's List every semester, financed 65% of education through scholarships, loans, and employment.

American University
Center for International Journalism, one completed graduate school seminar, Spring 1991

REFERENCES


  • Michael Hirschorn, CEO of Ish Entertainment, Inside.com Founder, Former Executive Vice President, Production & Programming at VH1
  • Brad Abramson, Vice President, Production & Programming at VH1.
  • James Impoco, Enterprise Editor for Reuters Americas, former Sunday Business Editor, The New York Times
  • Scott Armstrong, co-author of the "The Brethren," former investigative reporter at The Washington Post
  • David Grann, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Robert Black, former business editor and chief economist, U.S.News & World Report. Current Editor-in-Chief of Prism, the magazine for the American Society of Engineering Education.

MEDIA APPEARANCES


  • CNBC "Business Center", "The Edge"
  • CNNfn "Digital Jam", "The Biz"
  • WFLD-TV Chicago, Fox News Chicago
  • WBZ-AM Boston, the David Brudnoy show
  • WCHB-AM Detroit, the John Arnold show and the Jimmy Barrett show
  • WGN-AM Chicago, "Extention 70 with Milt Rosenberg"
  • WJR-AM Detroit, the Mike Shields show
  • WILM-AM Wilmington, the Alan Loudell show
  • WVLK- AM Lexington, the Tom Martin show
  • KPSI-AM Palm Springs, the Paul Mitchell show
CONTACT INFORMATION

Follow me on Twitter @wjcohen
VH1
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
212-654-6562
warren.cohen (at) vh1.com