Anderson Cooper Bio, Wiki, CNN, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

Anderson Cooper Biography

Anderson Cooper is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as an anchor. In addition, he anchors 360°, a global newscast that goes beyond the headlines with a deep investigation. The show airs weeknights at 8:00 pm ET on CNN and is simulcast to international viewers on CNN International. He also hosts two weekly shows, Anderson Cooper Full Circle and Parental Guidance with Anderson Cooper, on CNN’s streaming platform CNN+.

Anderson Cooper Age

How old is Anderson? He is 55 years old as of 2023. Anderson was born on June 3, 1967, in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of June every year

Anderson Cooper Education

He graduated in 1989 from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In addition, he also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. Currently, Cooper is based in New York City.

Anderson Cooper Height|Weight

He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs

Anderson Cooper Family

Cooper is the last born son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and the musician, fashion designer, writer, and heir Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were the millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt family and the socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and Reginald’s great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who established Vanderbilt’s influential shipping and railroad fortune. He is also a descendant, through his mother, of the Civil War patent Major General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, who was on his way through Georgia with General William Tecumseh Sherman. He is the second cousin, once removed, of screenwriter James Vanderbilt, via his “Vanderbilt” line.

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Anderson Cooper Husband

Cooper is openly homosexual; according to The New York Times, he is the most popular openly gay journalist on American television. Cooper and his wife purchased Rye House, a historic estate in Connecticut. Apple CEO Tim Cook turned to Cooper for guidance before he made a public decision to be gay in 2014. In March 2018, Cooper came out that he and his long-time friend Be Cook had become a gay couple.

Anderson Cooper Children

Cooper is blessed with a son named Wyatt Morgan whom he had through a surrogate in April 2017.

Anderson Cooper Career

Cooper started his career in 1992 and since then he has worked in more than forty countries and has covered nearly all major news events around the world, in most cases reporting from the scene.

Moreover, he has played a critical role in CNN’s political and election coverage. Cooper has also anchored from conventions and moderated several presidential primary debates and town halls. Cooper was selected by the Committee On Presidential Debates to co-moderate one of the three debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the year 2016. On top of his shows on CNN, Cooper is a regular correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Cooper has won a number of major journalism awards, at both CNN and 60 Minutes. He has also helped lead CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and DuPont Award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. Moreover, Cooper has received nineteen Emmy Awards, inclusive of his two coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss– a collection of correspondence between Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, debuted at the top of the New York Times Best-Sellers List and remained on the list for three months, in 2016. Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of Wars, Disaster, and Survival, Anderson Cooper’s first book, was published and also topped the New York Times Best-Sellers List and other bestseller charts in 2016.

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Cooper was an ABC News correspondent as well as a host of the network’s reality program, The Mole, before joining CNN. He also anchored ABC’s overnight newscast World News Now and was a correspondent for World News Tonight and 20/20.

Cooper worked at Channel One News, as the chief international correspondent just before he joined ABC, the time during which he reported and produced stories, from conflicts in Bosnia, Cambodia, Haiti, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, Rwanda, Somalia, and South Africa. At that time, Channel One News was a school television network seen daily in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide.

He graduated in 1989 from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In addition, he also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi. Currently, Cooper is based in New York City.

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Moreover, On September 8th, 2003, he became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN. In 2005, Cooper covered a number of important stories, including the tsunami damage in Sri Lanka; the Cedar Revolution in Beirut, Lebanon; the death of Pope John Paul II; and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. In August 2005, he covered the Niger famine from Maradi.

Anderson Cooper Salary|Net Worth

He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.

Anderson Cooper Social Media Platforms

He is very active on social media platforms and has over 10M followers on Twitter, 500 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.

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