Remembering reporter Betsy Cohen: “best of the best”

Mar 5, 2014

Missoula lost an important voice this week, when long time Missoulian reporter Betsy Cohen died of breast cancer. The 49-year-old Cohen's byline appeared on thousands of stories in her 18-year journalism career, first as a reporter for the Montana Standard, and since 1998, for the Missoulian.

Reporter Betsy Cohen
Credit Missoulian

"She knew that people were people - everyone had their warts and their wonders."

Cohen's work garnered numerous awards and the respect and admiration of her many peers, newsmakers and readers.
    News Director Sally Mauk spoke this week with some of Cohen's friends and colleagues and has this remembrance.

[A fund to benefit UM journalism interns has been started in Betsy Cohen's name. Gifts can be made through the University of Montana Foundation or online at]