Hometown: North Potomac, Md.
Currently serving as Local Editor for Gaithersburg Patch, Greg Cohen returned to his hometown with North Potomac Patch after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2011. He majored in print journalism with a sports emphasis after being accepted to the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and minored in law. During his time at Penn State, he spent a year working at The Daily Collegian, the school’s student-run daily newspaper, as a member of the sports and campus staffs. He later moved on to work for StateCollege.com as a sports intern and spent the summer of 2010 and winter of 2010-11 interning for Comcast SportsNet in Bethesda, Md.
A 2007 graduate of Wootton High School in Rockville, Cohen got his start in journalism working for the school’s newspaper and yearbook staffs. He has been writing ever since.
I would consider myself a Democrat, but I do not hold strictly liberal views. Most important to me is seeking the truth and determining what I think is best based on the political positions presented to me, regardless of party affiliation.
I am Jewish, belonging to a reform synagogue. I am not very active in participating with religious customs but do look forward to becoming a bit more involved now that I have returned home.