Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition

M-F 5-6am

Get up early?   We do too.   Start your day with WWL News Director Dave Cohen – for an upbeat, informative look at the top headlines, the latest sports, traffic & weather updates, plus fun features like "What is Wrong with People!?!"  One listen and you'll know why New Orleans & the Gulf South wake up with WWL!

Dave Cohen is a dedicated, award winning, veteran broadcaster and family man. Dave joined our WWL team in 1997 as hot shot reporter, who was live, on the scene when breaking news happened. Leaders lead, and it didn't take long for Dave to transition to News Director. You've heard Dave in broadcasts around the world on CBS Radio, NPR, BBC and other networks. But, even with all the responsibilities directing WWL's award winning news team, Dave finds balance. He's a proud father of four children and the husband of a wonderful, loving wife. So glad Kathy's a Louisiana girl, who transformed this Chicago boy into a Southerner!