Title: EVP, Comcast
Education: BA, Swarthmore College; JD, U of PA
Social Media Quotient: 2
Why Him? As a top advisor to Brian Roberts, Cohen’s influence is immense. A lawyer, he oversees Comcast’s PR and public affairs/policy outreach, as well as diversity initiatives and elements of the MSO’s strategy. Comcast’s likely play for NBCU should increase Cohen’s sway. We also like that he always finds time to call us back or return an email. Much appreciated.
In Box: Myriad issues — net neutrality, authentication, retrans etc — will cross Cohen’s desk in one way or another.
Cohen’s biggest challenge may be balancing Comcast’s business interests with the need to explain to the public (and the new FCC chairman) why onerous net-neutrality rules are a bad idea.
Favorite Restaurant: Any Stephen Starr restaurant
Drink of Choice: Diet Coke
Favorite iPhone/Blackberry app: Comcast mobile
Childhood Hero: My grandfather – a lawyer and judge, active in NY politics
Favorite TV Show: This Week with George Stephanopoulos