Bob Cohn is the president of The Atlantic. He oversees the magazine's business and editorial teams on its principal platforms: print, digital, video, live events, and consulting. He was named to the job in 2014 after serving five years as editor of Atlantic Digital, where he built and managed teams at TheAtlantic.com, The Wire, and CityLab, growing TheAtlantic.com's 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 the Supreme Court and the Justice Department 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 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.