Bob Cohn is the president and chief operating officer of The Atlantic. He was previously the editor of Atlantic Digital, executive editor at Wired and The Industry Standard, and a Washington correspondent for Newsweek.
As president and COO, Cohn is responsible for all business aspects of The Atlantic's print, digital, live events, and consulting platforms. He was named to the job in 2014 after five years as editor of Atlantic Digital, where he built and managed teams at TheAtlantic.com, The Wire, and CityLab.
Before coming to The Atlantic, Cohn worked for eight years as the executive editor of Wired, where he helped the magazine find a mainstream following and earn a national reputation. During the dot-com boom, he was the executive editor of The Industry Standard, a newsweekly covering the Internet economy. He began his journalism career at Newsweek, where for 10 years he was a correspondent in the Washington bureau, at various times covering the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, the FBI, and the Clinton White House.
A graduate of Stanford, Cohn has a masters in legal studies from Yale Law School. He lives outside of Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.