Veteran News Producer Dies

Aug 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A former producer for ABC’s “World News Tonight” and ABC newsmagazine “20/20” has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bernie Cohen was 84.

Cohen, a Bronx native, died Saturday in New Hyde Park, N.Y., the story reports.

According to the report: “Cohen worked with many ABC News personalities throughout the years, including Geraldo Rivera, Frank Reynolds, Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings, John Stossel, Hugh Downs and Tom Jarriel, his closest associate. With Cohen as his producer, Jarriel won an Emmy for a segment titled ‘The Ump’ that aired on 20/20 in the mid-’80s.”

Cohen went to work for ABC in 1965, producing “World News Tonight” with anchors Reasoner and Walters and later moving over to “20/20.”


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