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Anderson Cooper

Knowledge Identifier: +Anderson_Cooper


Anderson Cooper

American journalist, author, and television personality add

Category: Journalism

Born in 1967.

Countries: United States (65%), Canada (5%), Africa (5%)

Main connections: CNN, Kathy Griffin, Aaron Brown

Linked to: Gloria Vanderbilt, The New York Times, University of Hanoi, Yale University




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Anderson Cooper was born in 1967 add something


"The New York Times", September 17, 1970, page 95 add something


Cooper's father suffered a series of heart attacks while undergoing open-heart surgery, and died January 5, 1978, at the age of 50 add something


Cooper's older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, at age 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment add something


Cooper went on to attend Yale University, where he resided in Trumbull College, and was inducted into the Manuscript Society, majoring in political science and graduated in 1989 add something


After his first correspondence work in the early 1990s, he took a break from reporting and lived in Vietnam for a year, during which time he studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi add something


In 1995, Cooper became a correspondent for ABC News, eventually rising to the position of co-anchor on its overnight "World News Now" program on September 21, 1999 add something


In 2000 he switched career paths, taking a job as the host of ABC's reality show "The Mole" add something


In 2002 he became CNN's weekend prime-time anchor add something


Since 2002, he has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve special from Times Square add something


On September 8, 2003, he was made anchor of "Anderson Cooper 360°" add something


Jonathan Klein (CNN) - Named to this position in November 2004, one of Klein's first acts was to deploy a large contingent of U.S.-based correspondents to cover the Asian tsunami, including Anderson Cooper , Sanjay Gupta, Aaron Brown, and Soledad O'Brien


Cooper covered a number of important stories in 2005, 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 add something


In September 2005 the format of CNN's "NewsNight" was changed from 60 to 120 minutes to cover the unusually violent hurricane season add something


To further capitalize on this, Klein announced a major programming shakeup on November 2, 2005 add something


Jonathan Klein (CNN) - In late 2005 Klein named Anderson Cooper, who had become renowned for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina, as anchor of CNN's 10pm hour, and released Aaron Brown, who had anchored "NewsNight" in that hour since 2001


Aaron Brown - On November 3, 2005, CNN announced that Brown would be leaving the network, with Anderson Cooper's program "Anderson Cooper 360°" replacing NewsNight as the flagship program in CNN's evening lineup in an effort to shift toward a younger demographic


In May 2006, Cooper published a memoir for HarperCollins, "Dispatches from the Edge", detailing his life and work in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana over the previous year add something


Joe Darby - He was profiled and interviewed by Anderson Cooper on the December 10, 2006 broadcast of "60 Minutes"


Cooper has been a correspondent for the CBS News program "60 Minutes" since 2007 while concurrently serving as a CNN correspondent add something


Cooper was a fill-in co-host for Regis Philbin for the TV talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly" in 2007 when Philbin underwent triple-bypass heart surgery add something


In August 2007 he confirmed his "mild dyslexia" on "The Tonight Show" to Jay Leno, who has dyslexia add something


AmeriCares - In recent years, the Airlift Benefit has had prominent hosts: Anderson Cooper in 2007, Ann Curry in 2008, Mika Brzezinski in 2009 and 2011 and Kelly Wallace in 2010


Mitch McConnell - War in Iraq - In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on January 10, 2007 , McConnell claimed that the war in Iraq was a success because it had prevented terrorist attacks in the U.S. since the September 11 attacks


Scooter Libby - Anderson Cooper, "Breaking News", " Anderson Cooper 360°", broadcast on CNN, July 3, 2007; accessed July 3, 2007; cf


Game Change (film) - Actual footage from the 2008 campaign portrayed the Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden as well as numerous reporters, including Anderson Cooper, Katie_Couric, Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley, Dana Bash, and John King


Action Against Hunger - In 2008, Anderson Cooper was the first journalist to receive the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award


The couple have been dating since 2009 add something


Melissa Etheridge - In a June 15, 2009 interview with Anderson Cooper, Etheridge mentioned that she still uses marijuana to lessen the effects of acid reflux or in extremely stressful situations


Kathy Griffin - Griffin hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast on December 31, 2009, along with Anderson Cooper


Game Change (film) - The film opens in 2010 with a frame story: Republican strategist Steve Schmidt is being interviewed by Anderson Cooper for "60 Minutes"


Donald Trump - In September 2010, Trump expressed on Anderson Cooper's show on CNN, his "suspicions of ulterior motives at the imam running the project" known as Park51, claiming the imam was "using religion" to get a good price for the real estate


Cooper was heard as the voice of the narrator for the 2011 Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", directed by Rob Ashford and starring Daniel Radcliffe add something


He considered coming out to the public when same-sex marriage became legal in New York in July 2011 add something


As of September 2011, he serves as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, "Anderson Live", which will be cancelled at the end of the second season add something


Caroline Lesley - Lesley appeared in a TV commercial for Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show: ANDERSON in 2011


Gloria Vanderbilt - Vanderbilt is very close friends with Diane von Fürstenberg, and the comedienne Kathy Griffin, and while appearing as a guest on her son Anderson Cooper's talk show, "Anderson" on September 19, 2011, referred to Griffin as her "fantasy daughter


Coco Rocha - On October 11, 2011 Coco Rocha appeared on Anderson Cooper's daytime television show "Anderson", where she said models are scouted too young and put under pressure to stay thin and behave unnaturally, while they are "still minors"


On October 29, 2012 it was announced that "Anderson Live" would be ending at the conclusion of its second season add something


Kathy Griffin - On New Years Eve 2012, Griffin made repeated remarks on the CNN television coverage to her co-host, recently out gay man, Anderson Cooper, including seemingly groping him repeatedly


Soledad O'Brien - While filling in for Anderson Cooper 360 on August 13, 2012, O'Brien was seen on screen reading from a blog during an interview with Barbara Comstock, an adviser to Mitt Romney


The final "Anderson Live" will air on an as yet to be determined date in Summer, 2013 add something


The final "Anderson Live" aired on May 20, 2013 add something


Korina Sanchez - Shortly after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Central Philippines in November 2013, Anderson Cooper of CNN flew to Tacloban and reported that aid hadn't arrived


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - On 4 November 2013, a special Desolation of Smaug live online fan event, hosted by Anderson Cooper in New York, was held across eleven different cities with participants including Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage


In 2014 Cooper appeared in Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots where he found out the startling news of having an ancestor, Burwell Boykin, who was a slave owner from the South add something


In October 2014, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. traced Cooper's family tree on an episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots", revealing, among other facts, that Cooper's fourth great-grandfather owned twelve slaves add something


Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper announced that they would be going on a national tour to perform their conversational stage show "AC2" beginning in March 2015 add something


Gloria Vanderbilt - On April 5, 2016, HarperCollins Publishers released a new book by Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper, "The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss"


Pam Bondi - Following the Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016, Bondi was interviewed by CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, who questioned her about her sudden change in attitude towards the LGBT community in Florida


In 2017, Andy Cohen alongside with Anderson Cooper, succeeded Kathy Griffin as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve coverage add something


Vicente Fox - In an interview with Anderson Cooper on January 25, 2017, Fox again asserted that Mexico should not have to pay for the wall


Kathy Griffin - On May 31, 2017, CNN fired her from its New Year's Eve broadcast with Anderson Cooper


Since then, the two-man show has continued to tour reaching over 50 cities as of October 2018 add something


Karen McDougal - On March 22, 2018, McDougal was interviewed by Anderson Cooper on "AC360" in which she detailed her affair with Trump for 10 months in 2006-2007, while he was married to a pregnant Melania Trump


Donald Trump, Jr. - In September 2018, when Hurricane Florence was affecting the United States, Trump Jr. tweeted a picture of CNN journalist Anderson Cooper waist-deep in floodwaters when another man in the same picture was standing knee-deep a distance away


Kris Kobach - On October 31, 2018, 6 days before the gubernatorial general election, Kobach appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper and Jeffrey Toobin


As of 2019, he still periodically serves as guest co-host on "Live" when one of the two hosts cannot go into work add something