Randy Cohen ’71 as a UAlbany Student
Randy Cohen ’71
New York Times "The Ethicist" Columnist

After years of writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for leading newspapers and magazines, he earned three writing Emmys for TV's "Late Night With David Letterman," then a fourth Emmy for his writing on Fox Network’s "TV Nation." His weekly "The Ethicist" column in the New York Times Magazine, begun in 1999, appears in 40 papers in the U.S. and Canada.
Randy Cohen ’71
B.A. Music
1976
First paid
published piece,
The Village Voice
1981
Modest Proposals,
book of satiric letters published
by St. Martins
Press
1984
Staff writer, “Late Night with David Letterman” Earns three Emmys
1995
“TV Nation,”
co-executive producer/writer Earns fourth
Emmy
1999
Writes “The Ethicist” column, NY Times
Magazine
2002
Fourth book, The Good, the Bad & the Difference, published by Doubleday

 

 

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