Anderson Cooper Biography
Anderson Hays Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator from the Vanderbilt family. He currently serves as an anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. Prior to that, he also serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.
Anderson Cooper’s Age and Birthday
Anderson is 55 years old as of 2023. He was born on 3 June 1967 in New York City, United States. Anderson celebrates his birthday on 3 June every year.
Anderson Cooper Height and Weight
Cooper stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He weighs 70 kilograms. His body measurements are 40-32-14 inches.
Anderson Cooper Family, Parents, and Siblings
Anderson was born in Manhattan, New York City, the younger son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and artist Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt family and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and Reginald’s patrilineal great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who founded the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. He has two older half-brothers, Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski.
Anderson Cooper Husband
Cooper is openly gay, he is the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television. Cooper was in a relationship with his long-term partner Benjamin Maisani whom they had dated for a while before splitting up. The two have remained close friends, however, and went on to co-parent Cooper’s children. Cooper has two handsome sons by the name of Wyatt Morgan Cooper and Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper.
Anderson Cooper Education
Anderson attended the Dalton School, a private co-educational day school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He later attended Yale University, where he studied political science. He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Anderson Cooper Career
Cooper joined CNN in 2001, where he was given his own show, Anderson Cooper 360°, in 2003; he has remained in the show’s host since then. He developed a reputation for his on-the-ground reporting of breaking news events, with his coverage of Hurricane Katrina causing his popularity to sharply increase. For his coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Cooper received a National Order of Honour and Merit, the highest honor granted by the Haitian government. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as the host of his own syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.
Prior to that, he has won 18 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, as well as an Edward Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club in 2011. He came out as gay in 2012, becoming “the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television” at the time, according to The New York Times. In 2016, Cooper became the first openly LGBT person to moderate a presidential debate, and he has received several awards from the LGBT rights organization GLAAD.
He was hired by ABC News as a correspondent in 1995, but he soon took more jobs throughout the network, working for a short time as a co-anchor, reality game show host, and fill-in morning talk show host. Cooper was also a fill-in co-host for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2007 when Philbin underwent triple-bypass heart surgery. In October 2007, Cooper began hosting the documentary Planet in Peril with Sanjay Gupta and Jeff Corwin on CNN. In 2008, Cooper, Gupta, and Lisa Ling from National Geographic Explorer teamed up for a sequel, Planet in Peril: Battle Lines, which premiered in December 2008.
Anderson Cooper’s Net worth and Salary
Cooper has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars as of 2023. He also receives an annual salary of $ 12 million dollars which he has earned from his career as a news anchor for CNN.
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