Lynne Cohen has been a journalist since 1979, beginning her career on a manual typewriter in the Northwest Territories writing bi-weekly for the Inuvik Drum. She has a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science and a Bachelor of Journalism, One Year Program, from Carleton University (1983). Her father being a physician, her main interest became medical reporting, and for the next 20 years Cohen freelanced for the Canadian Medical Association Journal and other medical and human-interest publications. In 1990 she entered law school at the University of Ottawa and was called to the Ontario bar in 1995. She was a primary writer for Canadian Lawyer for six years, and also wrote columns for the Ottawa Citizen, focusing on humorous pieces about life and family. Cohen wrote six books between 2013 and 2019, four of which were published. She also created a blog, Lynne’s Likes, focused on book reviews. A lifelong athlete, the young Cohen was a competitive swimmer, then she completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 1985 and remained a competitive Masters’ swimmer until 2020, winning an Ontario provincial gold medal for her age-group. Cohen enjoys writing for C2C, strumming her guitar and spending time with her husband, three married children and seven grandchildren.
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