Cohen was hired as general manager of KMOV in 1980, making his “one of the longest tenures of any broadcasting executive in the nation,” according to a statement announcing his retirement. His last day will be May 31.
“Under Allen Cohen’s leadership, KMOV rose from a modest television operation to become one the most watched CBS stations in the country,” Belo president of media operations Peter Diaz said. “Allan and his staff have made KMOV an indispensable part of the St. Louis community.”
Cohen said he is fortunate to have had “a job that I absolutely love, working with brilliant, creative people” for 32 years.
“However, the time has come for my wife Roberta and me to embark on the next chapter of our lives and enjoy our retirement,” he said.