Anderson Cooper Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Spouse, Family, Salary, Net worth, 6o Minutes, CNN, and Twitter

Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author currently working as the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast Anderson Cooper 360°.

Anderson Cooper Biography

Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author currently working as the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast Anderson Cooper 360°. The show is usually broadcast live from a New York City studio. In addition to his duties on CNN, Cooper serves as CBS reporter for 60 Minutes.

Anderson Cooper Education

Cooper attended Dalton School, a private co-educational university preparatory day school in New York City. In 1989 he graduated from Yale University, where he resided in Trumbull College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Anderson Cooper Career

He began his career as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency while studying Political Science. In the early 1990’s he did his first correspondence and took a break from reporting and lived in Vietnam for a year, during which time he studied the Vietnamese language at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

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Anderson worked as a fact-checker for Channel One, a small news agency that producers youth-oriented news. Cooper then entered Myanmar on his own with his forged press pass and met with students fighting the Burmese government. He had previously made a fake press pass and was able to sell his home-made news segments to Channel One. While studying the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi in Vietnam he began filming and assembling reports of Vietnamese life and culture that aired on Channel One.

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He became a correspondent for ABC News in 1995, on 21st September 1999 he became a co-anchor on ‘World News Now’ program. In 2000 he became the host of ABC’s reality show ‘The Mole’.

In 2007 he was a fill-in co-host for Regis Philbin for the TV talk show ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ when Philbin underwent triple-bypass heart surgery.

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Anderson became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN on 8th September 2003. 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 6o Minutes

Since 2007 Cooper has been a correspondent of the CBS News program 60 Minutes while concurrently serving as a CNN anchor and correspondent.

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In 2001 he joined CNN as a co-anchor on ‘American Morning’ alongside Paula Zahn. In 2002 he became CNN’s weekend prime-time anchor and has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square since 2002.

Cooper works at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Roland Martin
  2. Sara Sidner
  3. Erin Mclaughlin
  4. Alex Marquardt
  5. Jean Casarez
  6. Dylan Byers
  7. Katrina Pierson
  8. Irin Carmon
  9. Natasha Curry
  10. Christi Paul
  11. Bob Van Dillen
  12. Reynolds Wolf
  13. Kirsten Powers
  14. Midwin Charles
  15. Jason Carroll
  16. Josh Campbell
  17. Ryan Browne
  18. Pamela Brown
  19. Gloria Borger

Anderson Cooper Age

Anderson is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born Anderson Hays Cooper on June 3, 1967, in New York, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 3rd of June every year.

Anderson Cooper Height

Anderson stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m) tall.

Anderson Cooper Family

Anderson was born in Manhattan, New York City to Wyatt Emory Cooper (father) and Gloria Vanderbilt (mother). His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who founded the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. He had an older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper who committed suicide on 22nd July 1988, at the age of 23, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt’s New York City penthouse apartment.

Anderson Cooper Father

Anderson Cooper’s father is Wyatt Emory Cooper who is an American author and screenwriter. On 5th January 1978 while undergoing a series an open-heart surgery he suffered a series of heart attacks and passed on at the age of 50. In 1975 he released his memoir Families: A Memoir and a celebration. Cooper said that he considered his father’s book to be “sort of a guide on…how he would have wanted me to live my life and the choices he would have wanted me to make. And so I feel very connected to him.”

Anderson Cooper Mother

Anderson Cooper’s mother is Gloria Vanderbilt who is an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. During the 1930s she was the subject of a high-profile child custody trial in which her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, each sought custody of her and control over her trust fund.

Anderson Cooper Partner/ Anderson Cooper Gay

Cooper is openly gay, according to The New York Times, he is “the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television.” He avoided talking about his private life in interviews but on 2nd July 2012, he gave Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that stated, in part: “I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something—something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. … The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

In 2014 together with his partner, Benjamin Maisani, they purchased Rye House, a historic estate in Connecticut. They separated in 2017, Anderson had this to say about the breakup ‘Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much, We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.’ He is in a relationship with Victor Lopez who is a doctor.

Anderson Cooper Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Cooper earns an annual salary of $12 million.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

Cooper is the richest journalist in the world with an estimated net worth of  $200 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.

Anderson Cooper Books

  • 2006: Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
  • 2016: The Rainbow Comes and Goes

Anderson Cooper Jeopardy

Cooper was a host at Jeopardy from April 19th to 30th 2021. He has also competed on the show four times, he won twice and lost twice.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Cooper.

Who is Anderson Cooper?

 He is an American journalist, television personality, and author

How old is Anderson Cooper?

54 years old as of 2021

How tall is Anderson Cooper?

5 feet 10 inches

Who is Anderson Cooper married to?

Victor Lopez

How much money does Anderson Cooper earn?

$12 million

How much is Anderson Cooper worth?

$200 Million

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