Meredith has been married to journalist and Columbia University Journalism Professor Richard Cohen since July 14 1986. They have 3 children: Benjamin Edwin Cohen (1989), Gabriel Anthony Cohen (1991),and Lily Max Cohen (1993). They currently reside in Westchester County. Cohen has had multiple sclerosis since he was 25 years old. MS runs in the Cohen family, as Cohen's father Dr. Ben Cohen and grandmother had MS. Recently Cohen had two colon-cancer surgeries.