A senior correspondent and lead investigative reporter for CNBC who was one of the cable channel’s first employees is exiting his full-time position with the network. TVNewser reports that Scott Cohn is stepping down to move to Santa Cruz, Calif. However, he will continue to contribute to the network, the piece reports.
Cohn joined as a member of the network’s New York/New Jersey reporting team in 1989, a month before the channel debuted. He opened the Chicago Bureau in 1990, and remained there for nine years.
CNBC President Mark Hoffman wrote in a memo, “He has covered most of the biggest business and general news stories of the past 25 years — from Enron and WorldCom to Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings. … In a couple of weeks, Scott will leave CNBC to make his journey West. In addition to some teaching and trying his hand at producing documentaries, he will become a special correspondent for CNBC, continuing to spearhead the annual Top States extravaganza.”