Anderson Cooper Biography
Anderson Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator currently anchoring the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. In addition to his duties at CNN, Cooper serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.
Anderson Cooper Age
Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City in the United States of America. He is 56 years old, he celebrates his birthday on June 3 every year.
Anderson Cooper Family
Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper. He has two older half-brothers, Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski, and Christopher Stokowski, from Gloria’s ten-year marriage to conductor Leopold Stokowski. He also has a younger brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper.
Anderson Cooper Father
Cooper’s father was Wyatt Emory Cooper. Wyatt Emory Cooper was an American author, screenwriter, and actor. He was born on September 1, 1927, in Quitman, Mississippi, and died on January 5, 1978, in New York City. He was the fourth husband of the Vanderbilt family heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and the father of CNN anchor Cooper.
Cooper was the son of Rixie Jane Annie Cooper and Emmet Debro Cooper. He grew up in Quitman, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). After college, Cooper worked as a screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplay for the 1958 film “The Left-Handed Gun,” and he appeared in several films and television shows, including “Perry Mason” and “The Untouchables.”
Cooper married Gloria Vanderbilt in 1963. They had two sons together, Cooper and Carter Cooper. Carter Cooper died by suicide in 1988. Wyatt Cooper died during surgery in 1978.
Anderson Cooper Mother
Cooper’s mother was Gloria Vanderbilt. She was a socialite, artist, author, and heiress.
Vanderbilt was born into a wealthy family, and her life was marked by both privilege and tragedy. Her father, Reginald Vanderbilt, died when she was a child, and her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, was abusive. Vanderbilt married Leopold Stokowski, a famous conductor when she was 17, but the marriage was unhappy and they divorced after 10 years. Vanderbilt later married Sidney Matthewson Vanderbilt Jr., a businessman, but he died just two years after they were married.
In 1978, Vanderbilt’s son, Carter Cooper, died by suicide. And in 1988, Vanderbilt’s husband, Wyatt Cooper, died of cancer. Despite these tragedies, Vanderbilt remained a strong and independent woman. She was a successful artist, and she also wrote several books, including a memoir about her life.
Vanderbilt and her son, Cooper, were very close. They co-authored a book together, “The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss,” in 2017. Vanderbilt died in 2019 at the age of 95.
Anderson Cooper Partner/ Anderson Cooper Spouse
Cooper is not currently married. He has never been married, but he has been in a long-term relationship with Benjamin Maisani. They began dating in 2009 and had two sons together via surrogate: Wyatt in 2020 and Sebastian in 2022. The couple split up in 2018 but remain close friends and co-parent their sons.
Anderson Cooper Salary
In early 2007 he signed a multi-year deal with CNN that allowed him to continue as a contributor to 60 Minutes, as well as doubling his salary from $2 million annually to a reported $4 million. By 2023 his annual salary is $11 million.
Anderson Cooper Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $100 million
Anderson Cooper Education
He attended the Dalton School, a private co-educational day school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. After graduating from Yale, Cooper embarked on a series of adventures, traveling around the world and working as a freelance journalist. He eventually landed a job as a fact-checker for Channel One News, a news program broadcast in many American middle and high schools.
Anderson Cooper Career
Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator who is the primary anchor of the CNN newscast Cooper 360°. He is also a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. After graduating in 1989, he began his career as a fact-checker for Channel One News, a daily news program for middle and high school students.
In 1992, Cooper joined ABC News as a freelance reporter. He covered a variety of stories for the network, including the Bosnian War, the Rwandan genocide, and the First Gulf War. In 1995, he was named the chief correspondent for ABC News’s overnight news program, World News Now.
Cooper left ABC News in 2000 to host the reality television show The Mole. The show was a ratings success, but Cooper was not happy with the way it portrayed him. Moreover, he returned to ABC News in 2001, and in 2003, he was given his show, Cooper 360°. The show quickly became one of CNN’s most popular programs.
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Cooper has covered a wide range of breaking news stories for CNN, including the 9/11 attacks, the war in Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina. He has also anchored CNN’s coverage of several presidential elections.
In addition to his work at CNN, Cooper is a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. He has also written four books, including Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival (2005) and The Rainbow Comes and Goes A Mother and Son Talk About Life, Love, and Loss (2006), which he co-authored with his mother.
Cooper has won numerous awards for his work, including eight Emmys and a Peabody Award. He has also been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Cooper is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Commission on Children and Families. He is also a board member of the Vanderbilt Museum and Gardens National Historic Landmark.
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Cooper joined ABC News in 1995 as a correspondent and eventually became the co-anchor of the overnight World News Now program. He also hosted the reality show The Mole from 2000 to 2001. In 2001, he joined CNN and began anchoring Cooper 360°, which has since become one of the highest-rated cable news shows in the United States.
Cooper has won numerous awards for his work, including eight Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award. He was also named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2005 and 2012.
Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360°
Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator who is the current host of the CNN news show Cooper 360°. He has been with CNN since 1995 and has covered major news stories around the world, including the September 11 attacks, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Hurricane Katrina.
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Cooper is a well-known American broadcast journalist and political commentator who has been a correspondent for the CBS News program 60 Minutes since 2007. He is known for his in-depth reporting on a wide range of topics, including war, politics, and social issues. Cooper has also been praised for his calm and collected demeanor during breaking news events.
Anderson Cooper Books
- Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (2009)
- The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss (2006)
- Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival (2005)
- Permission to Be Powerful: How to Stop Playing Small, Claim Your Desires and Step into the Fullness of Who You Were Born to Be (2024)