Kathleen Cohen has a passion for making a difference in her community. It is her love for helping others that persuaded her to go into broadcast journalism.
Kathleen previously served as the Morning News Anchor for WTVO/WQRF-TV in Rockford. She has experience working as a digital media producer for WBBM-TV in Chicago, 4 p.m. News Anchor for WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois, Weekend Anchor for WIFR-TV in Rockford, and Reporter/Anchor for Lakeland News PBS in Bemidji, Minnesota. She also worked for iHeart Media and Radio Disney in Chicago.
If there’s one message she hopes people recognize, it’s her passion for everything she does. She went into journalism to make a difference — to inform, educate, hold those in authority accountable, to give a voice to the voiceless, and tell the stories of those making a difference in their communities; the stories that inspire and give people faith in humanity.
Kathleen attended University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois where she graduated one year early, Magna cum Laude, earning her bachelors degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism and media arts.
Kathleen is originally from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. In her free time she enjoys playing violin, spending time with friends and family, going to the gym, playing with her dog Cocoa, and traveling.
She took one year off from her news career to travel, then volunteered for four months teaching English to grade school children in an underprivileged elementary school in Israel.