AHAA Annual Conference | Ed Cohen
is Vice President-Research Policy and Communication for Arbitron Inc., based in Columbia, Maryland. In this role, Ed helps to communicate Arbitronís research perspective to clients and industry groups. He is involved in a number of different research initiatives at Arbitron and also oversees the Media Rating Council audit process at Arbitron.
Prior to joining Arbitron in 1999, he was Vice President-Research for Clear Channel Communications. He has also worked for WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Birch/Scarborough Research, the National Association of Broadcasters, and WSPA-FM in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Ed served on the faculty at both Michigan State University and Duquesne University.
Ed holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media and a B.A. in Telecommunication from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina. He is a member and former president of the Alumni Advisory Board for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State. Ed holds membership in a number of professional organizations and is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Radio and Audio Media.