Art Cohen is a reporter/anchor for WBZ. He has been with the station since 2003. He has been a radio and television journalist, producer, and writer for more than thirty years, producing programs for PBS, WGBH-TV, A&E, The Family Channel, National Geographic and WCVB-TV. Since 1994 he has worked with Oceanic Research Group (ORG) producing underwater nature films, and since 1997 he has taught various courses in the broadcast program at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline. He has won two New England Emmy Awards.
Art began his broadcast and radio career in 1967 at WFCR-FM in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he rose to the positions of News Director and Program Director. He was also news director at WMAS in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Executive Producer for News and Public Affairs at WBUR-FM in Boston, Massachusetts.
He began his television career at WGBY-TV, in Springfield, where he produced a series on the environment. In 1976 he joined WGBH-TV in Boston as a reporter for its news program and later became a documentary producer. He has produced for the PBS series Bodywatch, and he was senior producer for a 52-part series on the history of western civilization called The Western Tradition. He has also regularly produced segments for the daily magazine show Chronicle on WCVB-TV in Boston.
An alleged drunk driver is due in court Monday morning after injuring a state police trooper on Interstate 93 over the weekend.