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#LCo5KSC: Colleagues, fans tweet respect to SportsCenter’s Linda Cohn

Linda Cohn has worked for ESPN for 23 years. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
Linda Cohn has worked for ESPN for 23 years. Cohn’s 5,000th SportsCenter airs Sunday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. ET on ESPN. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
Linda Cohn has hosted more SportsCenters than anyone in the 36-year history of ESPN. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
Linda Cohn has hosted more SportsCenters than anyone. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)

When it was announced last week that Linda Cohn will anchor her 5,000th edition of SportsCenter on Feb. 21 (ESPN, 8 a.m. ET), the news was almost universally met with appreciation and respect for the 23-year ESPN veteran. Cohn has hosted more SportsCenters than anyone in the 36-year history of ESPN.

On Twitter, congratulations messages to Cohn came from many in the sports media business, as well as sports figures, fans and ESPN colleagues.

An iconic sports legend was one of the first to praise Cohn on Twitter:

A sampling of Tweets from women in sports broadcasting on the national and local level:

Auburn head basketball coach (and former ESPN analyst) Bruce Pearl congratulated Cohn:

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Others in the media also sent their regards:

Cohn’s alma mater weighed in:

Many ESPN colleagues offered their congratulations:

https://twitter.com/BrittMcHenry/status/692881358306222081?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

And ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman summed it up:

Cohn’s 5,000th SportsCenter airs Sunday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. ET on ESPN.

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