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CBS News Names Andrew Cohen Legal Analyst

It may be hard to believe, but CBS’ venerable newsmagazine “60 minutes” has been on the air more than 40 years, and has never had a legal analyst. That is changing, as the program announced that Andrew Cohen will be joining the program as its legal analyst.

According to CBS “in his new assignment, Cohen will help 60 Minutes correspondents, producers and executives with law-related stories, including deciphering legal documents, providing sources from the legal community, and otherwise guiding the program’s coverage of legal events and issues.”

Cohen has been with CBS News since 1997, and is currently senior legal analyst and legal editor for CBS News Radio, a role in which he will continue.

More information after the jump.

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CBS News Legal Analyst Andrew Cohen Brings Down the Gavel

CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen writes that he is winding down, “a rollicking decade of work as the television and online legal analyst for my cherished CBS News.”

Monday’s CourtWatch column on CBSNews.com, which Cohen calls “one of the longest-running, continuously-updated legal blogs ever,” was his last. And he pulls no punches writing about what TV news coverage of legal stories has become.

One of the greatest hypocrisies in the current coverage of legal events is the elevation of stories involving telegenic (and typically white) victims or perpetrators of crime over stories involving minorities and the voiceless. I simply refused to join this cynical and arbitrary chorus.

We’re told Cohen will continue on as a legal analyst for CBS Radio News.