Cohen started at Bravo in 2005 as Senior Vice President of Original Programming & Development and was upped to Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Development in December 2010. Since then, he has overseen an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials, including such hits as the Peabody Award-winning Project Runway, Queer Eye, Work Out, Being Bobby Brown, Top Design, Make Me a Supermodel, Blow Out, Kathy Griffin: My Life On the D-List, The A List Awards, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Million Dollar Listing, The Rachel Zoe Project, Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Bethenny Ever After, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, and Flipping Out.
Previously, Cohen was Vice President of Original Programming for TRIO (pop, culture, TV) beginning in July 2000. He was responsible for developing and supervising all of TRIO’s original productions, including the critically acclaimed original documentaries Gay Republicans, Easy Riders/Raging Bulls, Brilliant, But Cancelled, and the original series Pilot Season, 24w/ and Parking Lot.
Cohen received an Emmy when season six of Top Chef won Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 11 additional Emmys as executive producer of Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Queer Eye. In 2005, Cohen was awarded a Peabody Award for his role as executive producer of the TRIO documentary The N Word, and earned another in 2008 as an executive producer of Project Runway.
He is featured regularly on NBC’s Today, Morning Joe, and Joy Behar. Cohen has co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly and the 10:00 a.m. hour of NBC’s Today. He also has been a guest on Late Show with David Letterman, NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The View. In 2011, he graced the cover feature for Hamptons magazine, and was profiled by The New York Times, Glamour magazine, Vanity Fair and People magazine. In 2011, Cohen was also featured in TV Guide’s “Hotlist” and OUT’s “Out 100” issue. In 2010, Cohen was profiled by TV Guide magazine. In 2009, he appeared on the cover of The Advocate and was profiled in New York magazine, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly.
In June 2010, he was listed as one of TV Guide’s “25 Most Influential People in Television.” OUT magazine put Cohen on its OUT 100 List in 2008, and named him “hottest blogger of 2006” in their annual “Hot” issue. In 2007, Cohen was named one of Multichannel News’ “40 Under 40” innovative and formative executives at work today.