Jill Cohen is the co-host of the WBAL News Journal and...


October 09, 1991

Jill Cohen is the co-host of the WBAL News Journal and president of Cohen Communication, an image consulting company. Ms. Cohen is quoted in an article in the latest edition of Glamour Magazine on dressing for the workplace. She bases her opinions on experience gained in male-dominated newsrooms in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Denver and Baltimore. Her hobbies include playing blackjack and skiing.

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How would you describe your taste in clothing?

Classic and understated during the workday -- tailored suits and coat dresses. Outside the office I'm casual and perhaps even eclectic.

What's the newest thing in your closet?

A pair of black suede pumps and two suits. One is navy blue and what I like about that suit is that the jacket wraps closed with one button. The other suit is a black Chanel style.

What's the oldest thing in your closet?

My 1983 "Life's a Beach" T-shirt that I bought at the Peninsula Inn when I worked in Erie, Pa.

Do you have a true standby that you wear to feel good?

A smile.

What have you held on to for sentimental reasons?

I know it's not politically correct and I can't imagine wearing it, but I just can't part with my mother's beige mink stole.

What is your wardrobe weakness?

Belts -- I have about a dozen, but come to think of it, I'm not extravagant. I buy mostly what I need.

What's the most expensive item in your closet?

My Burberry trench coat.

What's the least expensive item in your closet?

My little white huaraches from K-Mart.

What's the wildest outfit you ever bought?

In the disco days, I had a hot pink jumpsuit that I never wore except when I went dancing. It was a "look at me" outfit.

What are your favorite accessories?

A gold heart-shaped locket I got last Valentine's Day and an antique cameo pin that belonged to my grandmother.

Do you have any shopping tips you'd like to share?

The personal shopper services at a number of department stores are a great way to save time. You don't have to waste energy running all over the store. They turn a chore into an elegant experience.

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