Contributor to Mesothelioma.com, Gary Cohn is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist bringing attention to the asbestos industry and the struggles of those with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.
Gary won his Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism with colleague Will Englund in 1998 while at the Baltimore Sun for a series of articles about the dangers of asbestos exposure faced by shipyard workers who dismantled old warships. In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1996 and 2001, he has also won two Selden Ring Awards for investigative reporting, the IRE Medal, a George Polk Award, Sigma Delta Chi’s first prize for investigative reporting, a National Press Club award, a Barlett and Steele award for investigative business journalism, an award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and two Overseas Press Club Awards.
Gary has served as the Atwood Professor of Journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, among others.
As a contributor to Mesothelioma.com, Gary has written breaking news articles and other investigative pieces that bring awareness to the dangers and concerns surrounding asbestos and the asbestos industry.