Friday, February 15 2013 11:30 AM EST2013-02-15 16:30:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The marching ducks are a longtime tradition at Memphis' famous Peabody Hotel. It was one of the attractions Congressman Steve Cohen's daughter checked out on a recent trip. On January 8th,More >>
The marching ducks at the famous Peabody Hotel are a longtime tradition in Memphis. It was one of the attractions the woman Congressman Steve Cohen is now claiming as his daughter checked out on a recent trip to the Bluff City.More >>
Thursday, February 14 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-02-15 00:23:37 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Congressman Steve Cohen has some explaining to do after he sent a questionable tweet to a young woman. Cohen's office says that young woman is the daughter of a longtime friend. But many inMore >>
Congressman Steve Cohen confirms the model he was tweeting during the State of the Union address is his daughter.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:10:13 GMT
(WMC) - Hardeman County Sheriff's Office is working a plane crash at 125 S. Peavine Road. They believe a crop duster went down. Stay with WMCActionNews5.com for more information. Copyright 2014 WMC ActionMore >>
Hardeman County Sheriff's Office is working a plane crash at 125 S. Peavine Road.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:03:54 GMT
(WMC) – A 6-year old was attacked by a Rottweiler, has wounds all over his body, and is living in fear. His family is upset because they say 10 days after the attack, the dog was released back to itsMore >>
A 6-year old was attacked by a Rottweiler, has wounds all over his body, and is living in fear.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:00:41 GMT
(WMC) - Retaliation from Veterans Affair: It's what one former employee says he feels is happening to him. Self-proclaimed VA whistleblower Sean Higgins talked to the media about being fired from theMore >>
Retaliation from Veterans Affair: It's what one former employee says he feels is happening to him.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:21:16 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis has the privilege as one of the test markets for the expanded breakfast menu at Chick-fil-A. On social media, users in Memphis were so excited about one of the items that the popular fastMore >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:07:58 GMT
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Bloated claims. Bloated price. Andy Wise says the Ronco Ready Grill = DON'T BUY! More >>
(WMC-TV) – District 9 Congressman Steve Cohen revealed he has daughter, whom he kept a secret for three years, and that she is the woman he tweeted from the State of the Union address.
It was a tweet seen around the country, even seen in video behind President Obama as he spoke to the nation during the SOTU address.
It was those tweets that made Congressman Steve Cohen's private life very public and forced him to expose a secret he has kept for years.
On Thursday, Congressman Cohen put rumors to rest with a bombshell.
"I'm a very happy father," he said. "I'm very pleased to have a daughter and I'm very pleased that she allowed me to come forward today."
His sweet tweets during the president's State of the Union address were not with a love interest. They were with a daughter did not know he had until three years ago.
"I think about her every day, and it's what I think about more than anything else," Cohen said.
Cohen says he learned he fathered 24-year-old model Victoria Brink after reconnecting with her mother.
"I said, ‘By the way your youngest daughter is absolutely gorgeous.' And she said, ‘Yes and every time I look at her I see the German Jew in her face.' That's me. I'm Lithuanian, but that's close enough," Cohen explained.
President Obama knew of Cohen's secret, as well as a few of his friends and colleagues. She has been to Memphis, to Washington D.C., and even the White House Christmas party.
During the president's speech Tuesday, Cohen was thrilled to learn via tweet that Brink was watching.
"I was doing the right thing to encourage my daughter to know about government and respond to her," he said.
Cohen says reporters and Republicans owe him and his daughter an apology for jumping to scandalous conclusions after the tweets he intended to be private went public.
"They didn't know she was spiritually beautiful and beautiful in so many other ways," said Cohen. "All they saw was her physical beauty, and all they did was zero in on the idea that this was a sexual relationship."
On Thursday, Brink gave her father the go ahead via text to go public with the truth. Cohen wants his constituents to know he is a proud father and has but one regret.
"Think about what I missed not seeing her grow up and my parents not knowing her but now I have a child and I'm very proud of her and it's a good thing," he said.
Cohen says he is relieved the secret is out. He is looking forward to being able to attend his daughter's wedding and to becoming a grandfather one day - things dads do - without anyone on her side saying, "Who is that guy?"
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:06:20 GMT
(WMC) - Cell phone video of a man lying in the middle of Beale Street unconscious and bleeding made national headlines earlier in August. Now new cell phone video shows what happened before Jonathan ParkerMore >>
Cell phone video of a man lying in the middle of Beale Street unconscious and bleeding made national headlines earlier in August. Now new cell phone video shows what happened before Jonathan Parker got knocked out.More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:35:35 GMT
(WMC) - A second person in Mississippi has died from West Nile. Mississippi State Department of Heath (MSDH) confirmed the death Tuesday. The victim lived in Madison County. The group also confirmed sixMore >>
A second person in Mississippi has died from West Nile virus. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:17:44 GMT
(WMC) - Southwest Airlines will add two non-stop flights to appeal to spring breakers. The flights will start March 6 and go from Memphis to Orlando, Florida. "We are excited to add flight options duringMore >>
Southwest Airlines will add one non-stop flight to appeal to spring breakers. The flight will start March 6 and go from Memphis to Orlando, Florida. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:18:12 GMT
(WMC) – A man shot by a robbery suspect is recovering in the hospital on Wednesday and Memphis police say he's an example of what not to do if you find yourself in the same situation. Investigators sayMore >>
A man shot by a robbery suspect is recovering in the hospital and Memphis police say he's an example of what not to do if you find yourself in the same situation.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:02:58 GMT
(WMC) - Teachers took the aim at Shelby County Schools board Tuesday and may even be taking their issues to court over ongoing concerns. Their issues include tenures not being honored, rising health careMore >>
Teachers took aim at the Shelby County Schools board Tuesday and may even be taking their issues to court over ongoing concerns. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:34:15 GMT
(WMC) - Memphis workers set a record in industrial construction for completing the Sears Crosstown tower in 180 days this week in history. The diligence allowed for one of the largest Sears, Roebuck &More >>
Memphis workers set a record in industrial construction for completing the Sears Crosstown tower in 180 days this week in history. The diligence allowed for one of the largest Sears, Roebuck & Company stores to open on August 27, 1927. More >>