[home] [news] [author] [praise] [excerpts] [purchase] [purchase]

About The Author:
Jennifer Beth Cohen

Over the course of her career, Jennifer Beth Cohen has been a news producer, documentary filmmaker, and a freelance print journalist.  Currently, she is a producer for CBS News The Early Show.

In 1998, while working at Inside Edition's investigative unit, Cohen produced a story about the trafficking of Russian sex slaves into the United States.  This story launched the chain of events she chronicles in her forthcoming memoir LYING TOGETHER: My Russian Affair (September 2004; University of Wisconsin Press). 

After completing the sex slave story, Cohen spent a year working as a journalist in Moscow, ultimately becoming a bureau producer for a major U.S. television network.  When she wasn't covering Russia's collapsing economy and disintegrating social structure, she hosted and helped produce a bilingual entertainment program called Moscow Nights, which aired on a local television station.

Cohen's work has also aired on many programs, including: NBC Nightly News, A&E Investigative Reports, MSNBC Edgewise with John Hockenberry, and ABC Good Morning America-Sunday.  A segment she worked on for GMA-Sunday won an Emmy Award in 1996.

Now, as a staff producer at CBS News The Early Show, Cohen covers a wide range of subjects ranging from domestic reaction during the Iraq war and early onset bipolar disorder to unusual stories such as rattlesnake roundups and wife carrying contests.

Cohen's writing has been published in a variety of magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Maxim and Allure.  She received a masters degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. 

A native New Yorker, Cohen now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband Michael Oko.

To schedule an interview with Jennifer Beth Cohen, contact Angela Baggetta, 212-446-5104,

Photo: Douglas Mott