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Dave Cohen - Bio

Our webmaster asked me to write something for my bio page, and I struggled with what I should say about myself. 

My first thought was to write something like… Dave Cohen is a dedicated, award winning, veteran broadcaster and family man. Dave joined the WWL team in 1997. He is a proud father of four children and the husband of a wonderful, loving wife.
Then I wondered if that was what people clicking on my bio page really wanted to read. ‘What do they want to know about me?’ I wondered. I started thinking about who clicks on bio pages, and why they do that.
Bio pages on websites usually talk about how great someone is and almost read to me like an obituary. I am not ready to be dead, so didn’t really want that. I also don’t especially like to brag about myself. I love talking about my kids’ accomplishments, but not so much about my own. I prefer to let my actions speak for themselves.
Who am I? I’m a guy who loves his family, his work and his community. I enjoy going to work each day because I feel that I am doing important work at one of the best radio stations in America. I am honored to help inform and entertain people every day. I am humbled to get to play such an important role in the lives of so many thousands of listeners. 
As much as I love my work, I also love leaving the office each day because it means I am going home to my family. Like nearly every family, we have our challenges, but there is no feeling better than walking through the door and seeing the people I love the most on earth. We eat dinner together as a family almost every night. I cherish that time.
I guess I should also mention that I grew up in suburban Chicago, attended New Trier High School and then went to journalism school at the University of Missouri. After graduation I moved to Longview, Texas and worked there before taking a position in Alexandria, Louisiana. After moving to greater New Orleans, I immediately fell in love with this community. This place has so much personality! There are thousands of boring places you can live around this country; New Orleans is NOT one of them. You could never describe this community as dull. That makes it a fantastic place to live. It also means it’s an unbelievable place to work in the media. I think the passion for New Orleans comes across in my work. People often tell me they are surprised to find out I didn’t grow up here.
My bonds to this region were made even tighter by “the storm.” I stayed here through everything Katrina had to offer. I witnessed and reported to the world what happened here. I saw the worst nature and human nature could deliver. I also watched humans at their best. While there was death, destruction and repugnant behavior all around; there were also angels on earth selflessly giving of themselves to try and make things better and help their fellow humans (even those acting like animals). I could have easily left after Katrina, but refused to go anywhere. I wanted to be a part of and a witness to the revival of such a wonderful place. 
I hope if you came here looking to learn more about me, you got the info you wanted. If not, email me at dave@wwl.com and ask whatever questions you have.
 
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Woman Shot

Police: Woman shot after argument in New Orleans restaurant


A woman was shot and critically injured Friday at a small restaurant near the French Quarter, police said. Investigators think the victim and suspect knew each other, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said.  Read more...
Secret Spill?

Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable'


A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse... Read more
Playoffs!

Pelicans' Davis eagerly awaits playoff debut


It takes a certain self-confidence for a college freshman to embrace a potentially pejorative nickname like "The Unibrow." Perhaps that was an early sign that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, who led Kentucky to a national title in 2012, had not just the talent, but also... Read more
Immigrants

Appeals court to take up Obama's immigration action


Appellate judges today are to considering whether to lift a temporary hold imposed by a federal judge in Texas on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.  Read more...
Pels Stuff

Sales of Pelicans merchandise picking up


The Pelicans first playoff game since 2011 is tomorrow in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors, and they'll be back at home next Thursday. So has Pelicans merchandise been selling?  Read more...
Cop Recovering

Cop shot in St. Charles has surgery


In what authorities call an apparent ambush by an angry motorist, a south Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot three times Thursday, sustaining injuries to his eye and chest in a gunfight that broke out at a school traffic zone.  Read more...
New Distillery

New Orleans to get its first new distillery in 100 years


New Orleans hasn't seen a new distillery since the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery began operations about a hundred years ago. But, that's about to change.  Kirk Coco, president of local craft beer maker, NOLA Brewing, has announced plans for... Read more
Secret Spill?

Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico


Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade.  Read more...
Cop Shot

Deputy stable after shooting in St. Charles Parish


Police say a St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Deputy has been shot in an incident on Highway 90 in Paradis.   Read more...
More Divorce

Divorce rate rises dramatically with better economy


It's a stunning statistic, the divorce rate in the U.S. is now up 15 percent since the great recession. That, after hitting a 40 year low in 2009. It appears as the economy has gotten better, the divorce rate has gotten worse.  But why?  Read more...
Security Breach

Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down


A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is "a patriot" who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.  Read more...
Child Robber

Cops: 11-year-old kid tries to commit armed robbery


New Orleans Police say a kid is under arrest for sticking up a man and trying to rob him. "NOPD has arrested an 11-year-old male and booked him with attempted armed robbery," Officer Garry Flot said... Read more
Playoff Bound

Pelicans advance to playoffs in huge win over Spurs 108-103


The New Orleans Pelicans won their final game of the season tonight against the San Antonio Spurs, 108-103 in the Smoothie King Center and are playoff bound.   Read more...
Hail!

Hail falls on metro area


A line of severe weather blew across the Southshore Wednesday afternoon. It dropped quarter to golf ball sized hail in several spots including along the I-10 and I-610.  There are reports of damage to vehicles.  Read more...
Fast Food Pay

Fast food workers rally for $15 per hour


The fight to redefine a McJob is heating up. Labor organizers are planning their biggest day of protests yet for pay of $15 an hour and a union for fast-food and other low-wage workers.  Read more...
Tax Day

Federal tax deadline day


Today is tax day and even though many have already settled up with Uncle Sam, there are still millions who have yet to file and are waiting till the last minute. If you're filing electronically it must be done by midnight.  Read more...
Sledge Dies

Percy Sledge dies in Louisiana


Percy Sledge has died in Baton Rouge. The R&B singer was best know for his hit song "When a Man Loves a Woman."  It hit number one on the U.S. charts in 1966.  Read more...
Fell Asleep

Napping worker in cargo hold bangs for aid


The airport worker's shift started early, at 5 a.m., and ended with an unfortunate nap in the cargo hold of a departing Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles. When he realized what was happening, his banging for help could be heard by both the pilots and first-class passengers... Read more
Flood Threat

More flooding possible today through Friday


A flood watch is in place today for Southeast Louisiana. "We are going to see heavy rain today in spots, and that could lead to street flooding," Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said.  "Have the rain gear ready."  Read more...
Bill Snag

Controversial religious objections bill hits snag in House


A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session.  Read more...
One Last Game

Pels and OKC win, it all comes down to Wednesday


It will all come down to the final game of the season for the New Orleans Pelicans. After both the Pelicans and the Thunder won their respective games Monday night, they have identical records heading into the last game before the playoffs start.  Read more...
Deadly Shooting

VIDEO: Officer fatally shoots gun instead of taser


A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a man in a video released at the weekend that documents the killing of a black suspect by a white reserve sheriff's deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Read more...
Rape Video

Cops: Students raped passed out female on beach as crowd watched


Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.  Read more...
Jindal?

How involved will Jindal be this legislative session?


Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will provide the opening address as the legislative session gets underway today.  The question is how involved will the governor be as lawmakers grapple with a $1.6 billion budget deficit? Read more...
Session Starts

Two-month legislative session opens in Louisiana


Piecing together a solution to the state's financial mess is the primary agenda for lawmakers returning to Baton Rouge. The Louisiana Legislature opens its two-month regular session today. Lawmakers are grappling with a $1.6 billion budget shortfall... Read more
Indicted

Durst indicted in New Orleans


Prosecutors in New Orleans are turning up the heat on millionaire Robert Durst.  A day before a crucial hearing on extraditing the wealthy heir to Los Angeles, grand jurors have handed up indictments on gun charges.  Read more...
Survivor!

Man survives 66 days after boat flips in ocean


A man whose family reported him missing at sea more than two months ago was found floating on the overturned hull of his sailboat 200 miles off the North Carolina coast on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.  Read more...
Just a Sip?

A sip as a kid could make children more prone to binge drinking later?


There's new research showing that teens are more apt to binge drink later on if parents let them sip alcohol as kids. Could there be a troubling legacy down the line if mom or dad let their children have a taste of their drink when they're young?  Read more...
Moving On

Humans hardwired to handle a breakup and move on


We appear to have a mechanism in our brains designed to pull us through a very tumultuous time in our lives.  St. Louis University researchers suggests people will recover after a breakup. 
Read more...
Tax Hikes?

Louisianians want budget hole resolved with cuts and tax hikes


How do Louisiana voters want the more than one billion dollar budget hole fixed? The 2015 Louisiana Survey reveals that 83-percent of Louisianians want the state's budget deficit to be resolved through a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes.  Read more...
Beer!

Abita Brewing contributes to U.S. craft beer growth


Craft beers accounted for 11% of U.S. beer sales volume in 2014, marking the first time that segment reached the double-digit mark, according to an annual industry report. And local brewer, Abita, did its part to contribute to that mark.  Read more...
Pels Win

Davis scores 43 as Pelicans beat Bucks


Anthony Davis matched a career-high with 43 points and also had 10 rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the New Orleans Pelicans' 114-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.
Eric Gordon added 16 points for the Pelicans, who have won two in a row.  Read more...
LSU Wins

Tigers cut down Lumberjacks 8-1


New first baseman Danny Zardon crushed his second home run of the season and four LSU relievers combined to toss five innings of one-hit ball as LSU (11-1) downed Stephen F. Austin (4-9) X-X at Alex Box Stadium on Tuesday night.  Read more...
New Career

Edwin Edwards going for real estate license


Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is making news again as he plans to seek his real estate license. The former four term governor and ex-con says with an 18-month old child and young wife, he would like to make sure there is a nice nest egg left behind... Read more
JP Mardi Gras

Pictures: Fat Tuesday Fun in Metairie


The cold conditions couldn't keep revelers away from the Metairie parade route.  Check out some of the sights along the way...
Parade Changes

Weather moves parades


Predictions of nasty weather Monday and on Fat Tuesday itself prompted Houma authorities to move three parades scheduled on those days up to Sunday, so four were rolling.  Read more...
BP Trial

Trial ends over how much BP should pay for Gulf oil spill


The latest phase of a trial to determine how much BP should pay in Clean Water Act penalties for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill — which could reach $13.7 billion — ended Monday, but a decision from the judge is not expected for months.  Read more...
Crawfish Time?

Louisiana's favorite crustaceans arriving for Christmas


Mudbugs are beginning to pop up in Louisiana. We're beginning to see crawfish advertised at metro area restaurants and grocery stores. "For a lot of producers, crawfish season has begun," says Dr. Greg Lutz, Crawfish Researcher at the LSU Ag Center.  Read more...
Random Cuttings

Woman cuts random victims in the French Quarter


New Orleans Police say a woman with some sort of blade stabbed or cut two people in the French Quarter in what appears to be unprovoked attacks.  "The NOPD is asking for the public's assistance in locating an unknown female... Read more
Freezing Again

Another freeze warning through Saturday morning


"Another unseasonably cold night is expected tonight as cold high pressure settles over the area," the National Weather Service said in a Freeze Warning for most of Southeast Louisiana Friday into Saturday.  Read more...
Peterson Plea

Peterson enters plea bargain in child abuse case


Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson entered a "no contest" plea to misdemeanor charges in his child abuse case today.  The judge accepted the plea that was part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.  Read more...

Causeway crash kills worker, closes bridge


A fiery crash over Lake Pontchartrain killed one person and shut down the southbound Causeway Bridge Monday afternoon. Officials say one vehicle had to be pulled from the water. A body was recovered in the lake.  Read more...
Frost Sunday?

Cold air pushing in, bringing frost to Louisiana


It looks like the coldest weather, so far, this fall will hit Louisiana this weekend.  CS Ross, with the National Weather Service, says a cold front is moving through the Bayou State today. "Ushering in a much cooler air mass for this weekend.  Read more...
Orpheus

Dierks Bentley headlines Orpheus


The Krewe of Orpheus says country music star Dierks Bentley will ride in the krewe's parade in Lundi Gras night and headline the 2015 Orpheuscapade. "With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry... Read more
Ebola Concern

LSU worker to stay off campus after trip to Africa


Louisiana State University says an employee who trained Liberian police officers to use protective clothing has been asked to stay off campus for three weeks — the period during which Ebola virus symptoms could show up.  Read more...
Teacher Sex

Police release report on teacher sex case


Police have released the arrest report in the case of two Destrehan teachers who allegedly had group sex with a teenager in Kenner. The report shows that the teachers allegedly, "had consensual sexual intercourse with a 16 year old juvenile."  Read more...
Bodies ID'd

Family IDs bodies of woman, child found by highway


Family members say the bodies of a woman and a young child that were found in the grass along Interstate 10 in New Orleans have been identified and are the pair who had been reported missing since Saturday.  Read more...
Bodies Found

Dead child and woman found along I-10


New Orleans Police are investigating after the discovery of the bodies of a child and a woman along Interstate 10. Officer Hilal Williams says they bodies were at I-10 W along the Old Gentilly on ramp.  Read more...
EJ Shooting

Shooting near East Jefferson High School campus


One person was shot near the East Jefferson High School campus as a football game was wrapping up Friday night. An email from the sheriff's office says, "male victim, non life threatening injuries."  Read more...

Shots fired during chase on the Causeway


Police say they chased an armed robbery suspect on the Causeway late Saturday night. Witnesses report hearing shots fired. Cops closed the bridge in both directions.  Read more...
Capt. Killed

Tug pilot killed after crane hits bridge


A man died early this morning when a crane fell on the wheelhouse of his tugboat. It happened on the Industrial Canal. The captain of the tugboat was killed after the crane he was pushing slammed into the Florida Avenue Bridge and then collapsed onto the tug.  Read more...
Secret Shooting?

Cop shoots man, NOPD keeps it quiet


New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas today apologized for his department failing to disclose that one of his officers shot a man in the head earlier this week. It came after the injured man's lawyer notified the media about the incident.  Read more...
Lt. Gov?

John Young running for Louisiana Lt. Governor


Jefferson Parish President John Young today announced he wants to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor. "I have a proud record of standing up for Louisiana, and I am running for Lieutenant Governor... Read more
300lbs of Pot

Big drug bust on I-12


Louisiana State Police say they found a huge haul of pot in the back of a car on I-12. "Colonel Mike Edmonson is pleased to announce the discovery of approximately 300 lbs. of suspected marijuana during a proactive interstate traffic stop in Tangipahoa Parish... Read more
Men in Dresses

Red Dresses for Everyone!


Thousands of women and thousands of men put on red dresses for the annual Red Dress Run in New Orleans' French Quarter.  Check out the pics of the after party on Bourbon Street...  See the photos
Looking For...

Police looking for 2 more people in probe of Bourbon shooting


New Orleans Police are looking for two additional people in the probe of the shooting on Bourbon Street that left one bystander dead and nine wounded. "We have infrared still shots of two individuals who may have critical information related to the Bourbon Street shooting... Read more
3rd of July

Uncle Sam Jam, one of many early July 4th festivities


Jefferson Parish gets a head start on 4th of July with tonight's Uncle Sam Jam in Lafreniere Park. It's a free event featuring great music and a big fireworks show. Jefferson Parish Councilman Ben Zahn says the live music starts at 5:30...  Read more
Victim Info

Police release info on Bourbon Street victims


New Orleans Police say six of the people shot on Bourbon Street are from out of state, while four are locals. Here is the list NOPD provided with the victims' ages, conditions and where they are from:  Read more...
NOPD video

NOPD releases video of 'person of interest' in Bourbon Street Shooting


The NOPD has released a surveillance tape of a person of interest in the Sunday morning shooting on Bourbon Street.  Watch

 
9 Shot

Cops: 9 people shot on Bourbon Street


New Orleans Police say there are a total of nine victims shot on Bourbon Street early this morning. "Nine victims, six are in stable condition, two are in critical condition," said NOPD Officer Frank Robertson. ... Read more
Handover Video

VIDEO: Handover of US soldier


The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents. Read more...
SEC Champs

LSU wins the SEC Baseball Championship


The LSU baseball team found itself in a defensive struggle with the Florida Gators for the SEC title. The game was scoreless through 7 and a third innings. LSU finally got on the board with a 2 run homer by Tiger designated hitter Sean McMullen. Read more...
Super Bowls?

New Orleans to be ''smarter'' competing for Super Bowls


New Orleans may be more selective in bidding on future Super Bowls. "We have to be smarter in how we compete for future Super Bowls," Chairman of the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District Ron Foreman told WWL First News.  Read more...
Newborn Killed

Father charged with killing baby that wouldn't stop crying


Northshore cops have charged a dad from Livingston Parish with the killing of his infant daughter.  It happened in the town of Walker.The newborn was taken off life support this week after initially being hospitalized April 19th.  Read more...
Brandin Cooks
Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Saints trade up to get receiver


The New Orleans Saints traded up to the #20 spot in the NFL draft.  The Black and Gold swapped picks with Arizona and game the Cardinals their 3rd round pick to make the jump.  Read more...
Racism

''Racist images'' found in Plaquemines Parish


Cops in Plaquemines Parish and the FBI are investigating what police call "racist images." "The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified about a rope with a noose-like knot hanging from a willow tree on the Mississippi River batture... Read more
Donate

A day of giving - GiveNolaDay


Today is the first community wide day of giving in the Greater New Orleans Area. It's GiveNolaDay, the community's first one day, online giving event to inspire people to give to their favorite nonprofit organizations who make our region stronger.  Read more...
Plane Problem

LSU plane problem causes ''a little scary'' situation for baseball team


The LSU Baseball team had some tense moments Thursday night after a mechanical problem with the plane the team was taking to Texas. "A little scary," Mainieri said in a text message to the student newspaper the Reveille. Read more...
Suspended

FSU's Winston suspended from baseball team after shoplifting charge


Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, a two-sport star at Florida State, was suspended from the baseball team Wednesday after receiving a citation for taking food from a supermarket without paying for it.  Read more...
Skin Cancer

Sun warnings apparently falling on deaf ears


Decades of efforts to get people to protect themselves from skin cancer-causing sun and tanning beds appear to be failing. Despite the warnings, people do not seem to be listening when it comes to overdoing it in the sun. Read more...
Body in Vent

Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent


Authorities say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's Food Mart in Marrero.  Read more...
Celebrations

4th of July Events


From the City to the suburbs, Southshore to Northshore, Eastbank to Westbank; there are celebrations for Independence day planned.  Starting JUne 29th and running through the 4th of July, there are all kinds of events.  Click here to read a list of the celebrations...
 
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