David Cohen Is Comcast’s Rock Star and Secret Weapon

While you were boarding up your windows down the shore and heading for high ground as Sandy approached on Monday, the Washington Post ran a lengthy profile of Comcast’s executive vice president, David Cohen. The piece focuses on the 56-year-old exec’s status in Washington and influence on the growth of the Philly-based cable behemoth slowly occupying every living room in the country.

A critical part of Comcast’s strategy is Cohen, its secret weapon. The father of two would not turn heads outside the Beltway. He drives a Toyota 4Runner and prefers unfussy dark suits and garden-variety wire-rim eyeglasses. But in the rarified circles of Washington, with his vast network of high-powered contacts, Cohen enjoys rock-star status.