Grant Cohn’s Story: From Skyline High School to Sports Illustrated

April 18, 2024
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Who is Grant Cohn?

American freelance writer, YouTuber and social media star Grant Cohn, was born in Oakland, California USA, on 13 January 1988, so Capricorn’s his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for his self-titled YouTube channel, which he launched on 5 February 2014, and which today numbers over 60,000 subscribers. All of Grant’s videos combined have been watched nearly 100 million times, and most are about the National Football League (NFL) team San Francisco 49ers.

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Education and early life

Grant was raised in Oakland as an only child, by his parents who prefer to stay away from media, which is why Grant avoids speaking about them in public; it’s believed that his father’s a police officer, and his mother a registered nurse.

Grant began playing football while still attending a local elementary school, and continued upon enrolling at Montera School in 2002. He was 16 when he became interested in journalism, and started writing for his school’s newspaper.

Upon matriculating in 2006, Grant enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature in 2010.


Grant’s career

Upon graduating from UCLA, Grant began working as a blogger at Cohn Zohn, and in December 2010, he began working at as a regular contributor; Grant held the job for 11 months, and then in June 2013 began covering the San Francisco 49ers’ games for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, a job which he’s been doing to this day.

Since March 2015, Grant’s also been working for Bleacher Report as a columnist, and is today also employed as a freelance writer for the popular magazine “Sports Illustrated”.

Most popular YouTube videos

Grant seems to be mostly be popular on YouTube for his in-depth analysis of the San Francisco 49ers games, although his fans also seem to like him for his general knowledge of football. We’re going to cover Grant’s three most watched YouTube videos, which’ve led a number of people to subscribe to his channel.

His #1 video “Kyle Shanahan Explains How the 49ers Discovered Brock Purdy” has been watched close to 250,000 times since 28 December 2022, and features American football coach Kyle Shanahan speaking about how the 49ers found and signed American football quarterback Brock Richard Purdy aka Mr. Relevant.

Grant’s second most popular video “49ers TE George Kittle Gives an Honest Assessment of Brock Purdy” has been viewed close to 150,000 times since 9 December 2022, and features American Football Player George Kittle talking about the above mentioned footballer Brock Purdy.

His #3 most viewed video “49ers DT Javon Kinlaw Tells Grant Cohn Why He’s Mad” has been watched close to 140,000 times since 25 May 2022, and features Grant interviewing American Football Player Javon Kinlaw, with Javon revealing why he was mad.


Presence on social media networks

Grant’s active on several social media networks, and has tweeted close to 80,000 times since the launch of his Twitter account in September 2010; he’s today followed by nearly 40,000 people, and most of his tweets are in one way or the other related to the 49ers. He also occasionally uploads pictures and videos taken during his everyday life.

Grant has an Instagram account, but isn’t really active on the network as he’s posted only a single picture, and one video onto this social media network; he’s followed by close to 500 people, but it doesn’t seem that Grant will be uploading any new content onto Instagram.

He has a Facebook profile, but seems to be using it only to write to his best friends and family members; he has nearly 1,000 friends, and doesn’t allow his fans to befriend him on this social media network.

Grant’s only recently launched his TikTok account, which is why he’s uploaded only a single video, and why he’s followed by only 19 people. He’s still quite popular on the network, as numerous videos featuring him have been uploaded by other users, and these have been viewed more than 10 million times.


Love life and relationships

Grant avoids speaking about his love life in public, as he prefers to keep these details to himself, but this has only made his fans start various rumors on the internet, most of which concern his sexual orientation.

Some of Grant’s fans believe him to be gay, claiming that this is why he hasn’t spoken of the women whom he’s maybe dated; it’s also believed that Grant was spotted spending time with his boyfriend at a New York City club, but no evidence has been provided to support these rumors.

There are also those who believe that Grant’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American woman, and might even be married, but that he prefers not to reveal this; Grant hasn’t addressed these rumors either.

He seems to be unattached as of March 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Grant has travelled to nearly all of the US states, mostly to watch NFL games, but also for Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA) games, as he’s a fan of these sports, too.

He’s physically active and goes for a run nearly every morning, while he also works out at the gym several times every week.

Grant’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered with several non-profit organizations which aim to bring sports closer to underprivileged children.

He’s a huge fan of pop music, and some of his favorite singers are Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Ariana Grande.


Grant’s passionate about photography and is interested in a number of other kinds of art, including architecture, sculpture and painting.

He likes to watch movies late at night; his favorite actor is Keanu Reeves, while some of Grant’s favorite films include the franchise “John Wick”, the trilogy “The Matrix” and “Constantine”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Grant’s age is 35. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 150lbs (69kgs).

Grant’s net worth’s been estimated at over $900,000, as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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