Biographical Information

Dates: 1968-
Dates in Ridgefield:

journalist, investigative reporter, author

Ridgefield resident Rich Cohen is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, where he has written cover stories on Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Madonna. He is also a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic, The New York Times, The Believer, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, among others.

Cohen has written nine nonfiction books, including the critically acclaimed Tough Jews, a look at the Jewish gangsters of 1930s Brooklyn, and the recent The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones, a narrative history of the Rolling Stones. He has also written
a memoir, a book of essays, and the juvenile fiction book Alex and the Amazing Time Machine. Cohen is the co-creator of the 2016 HBO series Vinyl, along with Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter.

Born in Illinois in 1968, Cohen grew up in a North Shore Chicago suburb. He earned his BA from Tulane University and started his career in journalism as a messenger at the New Yorker. He worked as a reporter at both the New York Observer and Rolling Stone.

Tough Jews: Fathers, Sons, and Gangster Dreams, 1998
The Avengers: A Jewish War Story, 2000
Lake Effect, 2002
Machers and Rockers: Chess Records and the Business of Rock & Roll, 2004
Sweet and Low: A Family Story, 2006
Israel Is Real, 2009
Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football, 2013
The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones, 2016

–Sources: Wikipedia,

Last Updated: May 25, 2017