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Cooper, Anderson 1967–

Cooper, Anderson 1967–


Full name, Anderson Hays Cooper; born June 3, 1967, in New York, NY; son of Wyatt (a writer) and Gloria (a painter, actress, writer, and designer; maiden name, Vanderbilt) Cooper. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1989; attended University of Hanoi.

Addresses: Agent—Carol Cooper, N. S. Bienstock, 1740 Broadway, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Actor and broadcast journalist. Channel One News, began as fact checker, 1991, became reporter, war correspondent, chief foreign correspondent, and producer, 1993–95; ABC News, New York City, reporter, 1995–2001; Cable News Network, member of news staff, c. 2001–. Also appears as public speaker.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award for coverage of Princess Diana's funeral; Silver Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, for report on the civil war in Bosnia; Bronze Telly Award for covering famine in Somalia; Bronze Award, National Educational Film and Video Festival, for reporting on political aspects of Islam; Media Award, outstanding television journalism, Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation, for report on a gay high school athlete.


Television Appearances; Series:

Host, The Mole, ABC, 2001–2002.

Substitute host, NewsNight with Aaron Brown, Cable News Network, 2002.

Cohost, Live from the Headlines with Paula Zahn, 2003.

Host, Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, Cable News Network, 2003.

Appeared in the series World News Now, ABC, prior to 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

TV Guide & TV Land Present: The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Correspondent, The '96 Vote: The Democratic National Convention, ABC, 1996.

Interviewee, Gloria Vanderbilt: An Heir of Style, Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

Host, Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty, Trio Network, 2003.

Interviewee, VH1 Big in '04, VH1, 2004.

Interviewee, The Celebrity Hot 100 of Forbes, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

(In archive footage) Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04, Comedy Central, 2004.

Appeared in VH1 100 Most Outrageous Moments, VH1.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Guest cohost, Live with Regis & Kelly, 2001.

Host, The Mole II: The Next Betrayal (also known as Mole 2), ABC, 2001.

Guest, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004.

Guest, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, 2004.

Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Guest, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, 2005.

Guest, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2005.

Contributor to the series American Morning, Cable News Network; correspondent for 60 Minutes, CBS; also contributor to 20/20 and 20/20 Downtown, ABC.



Interview, October, 2004, p. 122.

New York Observer, January 10, 2005, p. 23.

People Weekly, January 15, 2001, p. 77; December 2, 2002, p. 102.

USA Today, May 11, 1995.


CNN Web Site,, May 20, 2005.

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