Bob Cohn is the president of The Atlantic. He was previously the editor of Atlantic Digital,the executive editor at Wired and The Industry Standard, a Washington correspondent for Newsweek, and the editor andpublisher of Stanford Magazine.More +
As president, Cohn is responsible for 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, andCityLab, and grew the digital audience ten-fold.
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, covering law and legal affairs (the Supreme Court, the Justice Department, the FBI) and, later, the Clinton White House.
Cohn helped lead The Atlantic to National Magazine Awards for Magazine of the Year (2016) and Best Website (2013). During his tenure at Wired, the magazine won three National Magazine Award for General Excellence. In 1992, he won, with his colleague David Kaplan, the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for coverage of the Supreme Court nomination process.
A graduate of Stanford, Cohn has a masters degree in legal studies from Yale Law School. He lives outside of Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters, two dogs, and a cat.