Andrew Cohen joined the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) as its first-ever managing editor in October 2022.
His appointment followed seven years as communications director for the Pew Research Center, the Washington, DC-based “fact tank” that conducts international public opinion polling and demographic analysis. He also served for seven years as the communications director for the Bertelsmann Foundation, the North American subsidiary of the Germany-based Bertelsmann Stiftung. He oversaw both organizations’ interaction with the media and other external audiences.
Prior to that, he was assistant editorial director at Accenture, the consulting firm, and the deputy director of the Knight International Press Fellowships program at the International Center for Journalists. The program placed American journalists in countries without a tradition of a free press to promote media independence and raise media standards.
His background as a journalist in Europe includes serving as senior editor at World Link, the magazine of the World Economic Forum. He was also a London-based television news producer at Reuters Financial Television and European Business News, and a Berlin-based assistant producer for ABC News.
Cohen is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is proficient in German.