A Queens, New York native, Gary Cohen is a sportscaster known for working as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets. He is the husband of Lynn Cohen with whom he has five children together.
Cohen broadcasts for radio and is also the television play-by-play announcer for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Citing his work, he is known for his baritone voice and his signature calls.
Cohen worked as the voice of the minor league Spartanburg Spinners, Durham Bulls, and Pawtucket Red Sox before joining the Mets’ radio team in 1989. From 1988 to 1989, he also called ice hockey and basketball games for Providence College, as well as football games for Brown University in 1987.
Cohen has also called playoff MLB games for ESPN Radio and CBS Radio in addition to his duties with the Mets.vCohen has called men’s college basketball games for many years, beginning with his time as a broadcaster for St. John’s on WFAN, where he worked from 1995 to 2002.
After WFAN lost the radio rights to St. John’s games, Cohen started broadcasting Seton Hall games, which he still does today. He also worked as a backup commentator for the New York Rangers and called Olympic hockey at the 1992, 1994, and 1998 Winter Olympics, as well as NCAA tournament games for Westwood One.
Many memorable Mets moments have been called by Cohen, including Todd Pratt’s walk-off home run in Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS, Robin Ventura’s “grand slam single” in Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS, Benny Agbayani’s walk-off home run in Game 3 of the 2000 NLDS, the Mets winning the 2000 NLCS to advance to the World Series, and Endy Chavez’s home run robbing catch in Game.
The Mets’ clinching of the National League East on September 26, 2015, Bartolo Colón’s first Major League Baseball home run on May 7, 2016, making him the oldest player in MLB history to hit his first home run, Asdrubal Cabrera won an extra-inning game for the Mets to keep them in an eventual successful playoff run, and Todd Frazier’s ninth-inning three-run home run.
Gary Cohen Age
Gary is 64 years old as of 2022. He was born on April 29, 1958, in Queens, New York, and celebrates his birthday on the 29th of April every year.
Gary Cohen Height
Gary is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Gary Cohen Family
Cohen was born and brought up by his loving American parents. He experienced his childhood along with his siblings in the United States of America.
Gary Cohen Education
Gary is a proud graduate of Columbia University and holds a degree in political science.
Gary Cohen Wife and Married
Cohen is married to Lynn Cohen with whom he has five children together. The family currently resides in Connecticut.
Gary Cohen Salary
Gary’s career as a sportscaster earns him a salary ranging from $150,000 -$200,000 dollars on an annual basis. Cohen sits at a net worth of $1.5 Million as of 2022.