Anderson Cooper, a name synonymous with impactful journalism, is an eminent American broadcaster, author and news anchor currently presiding over the CNN news show, "Anderson Cooper 360°." He was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City to socialite Gloria Vanderbilt and writer Wyatt Cooper, instilling in him an affinity for storytelling. A Yale graduate, Cooper kicked off his journalistic journey in the early 1990s with Channel One, propelling himself into a career that would see him become one of the most recognizable and respected figures in American journalism.
Cooper’s long-standing dedication to in-depth reporting has taken him to dangerous and remote corners of the world. From covering wars and political turmoils to major national and global events such as the 9/11 attacks, the desperate conditions in Somalia, the Egyptian Revolution, and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, Cooper has consistently delivered stories that are compelling, sensitive, and enlightening. A fearless journalist, he represents a rare breed of reporters who believe in going where the story is, often putting himself in perilous situations to provide firsthand reports.
Furthermore, Anderson Cooper has extended his journalistic contributions to the literary world by authoring several bestselling books, such as "Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival," and "The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss," co-written with his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. A multiple Emmy Award winner, Cooper's career exemplifies an unparalleled commitment to truth, rendering an objective lens on the world's most pressing matters. His work continues to encourage the public to engage with global events and to remain discerning consumers of news.