Buzzy Cohen Biography

Buzzy Cohen also known as Austen David Cohen is a recording music industry executive and entrepreneur famously known as a former winner of the show “Jeopardy”. He is set to reappear on the show as a guest host of the tournament of champions in May 2021. At the moment, Buzzy is one of the frontrunners who could replace Alex Trebek as the permanent Jeopardy host after Ken Jennings and Mike Richards stepped down.

Early Life

Buzzy Cohen was born on March 5th, 1985 in Short Hills, New Jersey. He was born in a Buddhist family but the names of his parents are unknown. His parents are known to be fans of the 70 and 80s sci-fi series- “The Six Million Dollar Man” from where they got the inspiration for his name “Buzzy”. He is also known to have a sibling sister named Lindsey Wagner but there is not much available about her.

Buzzy has not shared much about his early education but it is believed that he completed his school education at Pingry School in Short Hills, New Jersey. He later went to pursue music and joined the University of Columbia in 2003. Buzzy graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of arts degree in Music from Columbia University. He was part of the Alpha Delta Phi sorority and Phi Beta Kappa Sorority. He was also part of the Columbia Buddhist meditation group.

Buzzy Cohen Career

After completing his graduation, Buzzy kicked off his journey in his career when he got a job at EMI Music publishing as an Associate director. He worked there till 2008 and then started working for Domino’s recording company as a Creative director. He left the job in 2009 and took up a job at MOG as the director of content licensing. In 2010, he went on to work at TBWA media arts lab as a Senior music supervisor. Later in 2013, he went on to work as Managing director at Squeak E clean productions which he left in 2016 to open his own company. He started The teenage diplomat in 2016 in Los Angeles and still works as a founder and director. In the year 2016, he also went on to participate in the game show “Jeopardy”.

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He won a total of nine Question-and-answer games and came out as a champion of the season. He again appeared on the show in the following year in 2017 in the tournament of champions and again took the winning prize home. In 2019, he came as a team captain for All-star games. The same year, he also teamed up with Audible to create an Audible original podcast series to share unconventional and proven strategies to success. Apart from this, he also had a guest host stint for the same show and is now considered as one of the frontrunners who could fit in the belt of Alex Trebek in the show.

Social Media

Cohen is highly active on social media and is active on Twitter since 2009 where he accumulated 22.2k followers. He likes to tweet about his profession, family, life updates, and also about the show Jeopardy and is very active on the account. On his Facebook account, he currently has around 350 friends. He also has a dedicated LinkedIn profile for his professional purposes where he has 500+ connections. Other than these, he does not have any social media profiles like on Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

Buzzy Cohen Biography

Real Name Austin David Cohen
Birth Date 5 March 1985
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birth Place New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Profession TV Personality
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Pisces

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimetres – 187 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 95 kg  –  in Pounds –  209 lbs
Chest Size 40 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 15.5 inches
Shoe Size 11 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Lindsay Wagner
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife Elisha Beth Levin
Children Two
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Personal Life

Cohen has not shared much about his personal life but is known to be married. He is married to Elisha Levin (now Elisha Cohen) since 2011. Elisha is a marketing and communication professional. The couple is currently settled in Los Angeles, California. They were recently blessed with a baby daughter whom they named Lucerne or Louie Cohen. They also have a pet dog named Prudence Prim. The couple has never shared exactly how they met and when they got married. They have kept their personal life quite private.

Buzzy Cohen Net Worth

Buzzy Cohen has worked as a music director and supervisor for various labels and companies over the years which ensured a handsome income. He continuously took up jobs and has been highly active in his profession. Buzzy also won a lot of wealth through the game shows that he won. He won $164,603 in 2016 when he won Jeopardy and again in 2017, he earned $250,000 when he won the tournament of champions. Buzzy also managed to open his own company and now sources his income majorly from the same company. His income and assets over the years have ensured a lavish lifestyle for himself and his family. his net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $2million.

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  • He is the second former “Jeopardy” winner to host the show after Alex Trebek who recently died.
  • Cohen was an Intern at The Harry Fox Agency back in 2002 and 2003.
  • He also competed at the Amateur Athletic Union National Power Competition (deadlifting) and was named the Raw Open Division champion but the year is unknown.

24 thoughts on “Buzzy Cohen Biography”

  1. Excellent fit to host Jeopardy. I love flamboyant dress and the glasses are great. Like him much better than Ken Jennings.

  2. There’s simply no contest. I was delighted when I learned Buzzy was guest hosting, and within the first 10 minutes of his initial appearance last week, I decided he was The One. I’m utterly convinced Alex would cheer the selection.

  3. Buzzy Cohen truly is Mr Personality. He is my #1 choice for permanent host. I believe Alex would approve.
    I always thought Ken Jennings should be the permanent host. But he doesn’t come across as strongly as Buzzy.

  4. Thought Ken was the right choice even though I liked Buzzy. Now after watching Ken I’m so sorry that Buzzy didn’t get the job. He’s got it all – looks, personality and smarts! Maybe it’s not too late to get rid of Mayim and replace with Buzzy!!


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