Elizabeth Cohen Biography

Elizabeth Cohen is an American television news journalist who currently serves as the Senior medical correspondent on CNN and is also the author of The Empowered Patient. In her career has been nominated thrice in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for the Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class Series.

Early life

Elizabeth was born as Elizabeth Sondra Schwartz to a Jewish family, her exact date of birth is not known but she is expected to be in her late 40s. She is the daughter of mother Sheila Fay and father Charles A. “Chuck” Schwartz and has two sisters named Pamela Fay Cohen, Julia Molly Healy, and a brother, David Ansin Schwartz. Both of her parents were physicians.

Elizabeth went to Columbia College in New York City, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history and then also attended Boston University School of Public Health from where she completed her master’s degree in public health. She won the Distinguish Alumni Award during her time at Boston University.

Elizabeth Cohen Career

Elizabeth began her career by initially working as associate producer of the environmental program Green Watch for WLVI in Boston. She also worked as a reporter for States News Service in Washington, DC, and The Times Union in Albany, New York. In 1991, she joined CNN as a reporter for health awareness issues and today she serves as the senior medical correspondent for CNN’s Health, Medical, and Wellness unit.

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Over her course of a career at CNN, she has contributed to various issues such as in 2005 she studied and reported the aftermath of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, in 2011 reported on relocated survivors of the Haitian earthquake, traveled to Liberia to report on the Ebola outbreak in 2014, provided the viewers with an on-the-scene glimpse of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and in fact has one of the first reports on Bayer paying doctors millions to push Essure.

In addition to her journalism, she has exposed the Florida Department of Health for removing 13,000 sick children off of the State’s Children’s Medical Services and covering the acute flaccid myelitis outbreak affecting the children in 2018. Her brilliant journalism has made her the recipient of the Gracie Award from the Alliance of Women in Media, Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and a National Headliner Award in 2006. The next year, she was awarded the Newswomen’s Club of New York and the New York Association of Black Journalists for the feature African-Americans and Bone Marrow Transplants.

Elizabeth Cohen Biography

Real Name Elizabeth Sondra Schwartz
Birth Date 1980s
Age (as of 2021) 40s
Birth Place U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Jewish
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 75 kg  –  in Pounds –  165 lbs
Body Measurements 38-30-36
Bra Size 34D
Waist Size 30 Inches
Hips Size 36 Inches
Shoe Size 7.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father Charles A. Schwartz
Mother Sheila Fay Gopen Schwartz
Sister Pamela Fay Cohen, Julia Molly Healy
Brother David Ansin Schwartz


School Not Known
College Columbia College, Boston University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband? Tal Cohen
Children Four Daughters
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Personal life

Cohen is living a happily married life with her husband and also has four daughters. She is married to Israeli-born entrepreneur Tal Cohen. He is the founder of ClickFox, a Customer Behaviour Intelligence software, and is also an adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The duo has four daughters, about whom not much is known. In January 2009, Elizabeth joined the social networking platform, Twitter where now as of 2021, she has managed to accumulate over 22k followers. She does have an Instagram account but it seems like she is not active much.

Elizabeth Cohen Net worth

For more than three decades, Elizabeth has been in the field of journalism and has immensely contributed to the same. She began working for CNN in 1991 and now is the Senior medical correspondent on CNN. Cohen has made a decent fortune over the years and as of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million US Dollars.


  • Elizabeth Cohen is an American journalist currently serving as the Senior medical correspondent on CNN.
  • She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and four daughters.
  • She belongs to Jewish descent.
  • In 2007, she was honored with The Mental Health America Media Awards for Perfection Obsession.
  • Cohen published her book, The Empowered Patient in August 2010.
  • She is also the recipient of the outstanding alumna award from Columbia College.

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