Jessie Cohen

Jessie Cohen

Jessie Cohen

National Correspondent

Jessie Cohen is a national correspondent for Scripps News, meaning she finds, shoots, writes, edits and reports on stories of every topic. She feels extremely fortunate to get to travel this country and tell meaningful, important stories that can make a difference in communities nationwide. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2017, Jessie worked at local news stations in Fargo, North Dakota and Louisville, Kentucky before moving to Denver, Colorado to work for the Scripps National team. When she's not storytelling, you can find her whipping up a charcuterie board, skiing, snuggling with her pup or listening to show tunes. You can email her at with your story ideas!

Recent Work
A police officer directs rush hour traffic in New York City.

First of its kind congestion pricing plan coming to New York City

Visitors inside The Museum at Dinosaur Junction.

Dinosaur discoveries link prehistoric findings to local communities

Truck collecting freshly harvested grain.

Sustainable farming: How technology can optimize food production

Doctor examines x-ray images of a person with scoliosis.

How awareness helps those with scoliosis connect and find treatment

Kids running on a playground.

Physical divide: How income inequalities are impacting youth fitness

Clothes hanging on a rack.

Gender-free fashion is creating bigger conversations in the industry

A sign reading "Your Body is Valid."

New York City's weight discrimination ban could inspire other places

Nurse monitoring patients virtually.

Virtual care centers allow nurses to use technology to advance care

Person holding a sample of processed carbon, called biochar.

Biochar: How converting wood waste can combat climate change

Police K-9 search dog, Reno, sniffs a car.

There is now a safe way for K-9s to be trained to detect fentanyl

A high school student sits at a desk and types on a laptop

Creating new pathways to college for students in rural America

Shopping cart outside a Target store.

Target pulls some Pride Month items from shelves amid backlash

A glass beverage container

Small businesses count on sustainability to succeed in the long run

Three officers practicing an emergency responder exercise

Districts redesigning school buildings to keep students safe

A class is held at 5280 High School in Denver, Colorado.

America's recovery high schools are helping teens battle addiction

Bartender pours tap beer into a glass.

How some US breweries are staying relevant as others 'kick the keg'

A student with autism practices driving with a virtual reality headset.

New program gives people with autism the skills, confidence to drive

Businesses located in Chinatown with decorations

The risk of losing community, culture as America's Chinatowns shrink

A library employee checks out books for a woman

Missouri library vote causing concern among education leaders

Stack of $100 bills

Repercussions of recent bank collapses could be on the horizon

Traffic builds up outside terminals at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles

The California exodus: What does it mean?

Mango's South Beach Tropical Café

How Miami Beach plans to stop violence for spring break 2024

A teacher sits at her desk.

Lawmakers are trying to make it easier for teachers to move states

Frank, a trained avalanche dog

A furry friend has the best chance of saving lives in avalanches

Snow falling on houses

Heavy snowfall can raise the risk of carbon monoxide trouble indoors

Members of Harmony, an LGBTQ choir, sing

LGBTQ+ choirs help their community heal from trauma through music

Profile example from the Vitals app

App helps first responders help people in health crises

Lexi Dowdall painting in her house

Artist paints with snow to raise awareness about climate change

Woman performs aerial acrobatics

Circus for the broken heart: Movement helping people deal with grief

People walk by cracked earth in an area once under the water of Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Cities turn to grey water recycling to fight drought