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Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt. He grew up
in New York City, attending the Dalton School and later Yale University before pursuing a journalism
career. He became a correspondent for ABC News in 1995, moving to anchor positions on CNN a few
years later and hosting his own news program, Anderson Cooper 360, beginning in 2003.
Anderson Cooper was born in New York City in 1967, to writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and designer and
heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. When Cooper was just 10 years old, his father died during open-heart
surgery, a tragedy that would influence the way Cooper lived his life. Tragedy would strike the Cooper
family yet again in 1988, when his brother, Carter, committed suicide by jumping to his death from the
14th-floor window of their mother’s New York City apartment. As his father’s death had, Carter’s death
fueled Cooper’s drive, and he would later connect the event with his correspondent career: “I became
interested in questions of survival: why some people survive and others don’t … Covering wars just
seemed logical.” By the early 1980s, Cooper was enrolled at the Dalton School, an exclusive, private
Manhattan school. He graduated in 1985, and went on to attend Yale University, where he graduated
in 1989 with a political science degree.
Cooper began his news career as a fact checker for Channel One, which produces news segments to
be broadcast in schools around the country. Bored with his day-to-day job, he took a videocamera with
him to Southeast Asia, and his footage of strife in Myanmar and parts of Africa eventually landed him
the job of chief international correspondent for Channel One. Cooper’s reports soon attracted enough
attention that, in 1995, he was hired by ABC News as a correspondent and then a co-anchor of World
News Now. Growing weary of the demanding schedule, he left in 2000 to host a new ABC reality , The
Mole. But after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Cooper was compelled to return to the news,
and CNN took him aboard in January 2002 as a correspondent and substitute anchor. In 2003, CNN
gave Cooper his own news show, Anderson Cooper 360, on which he examines in depth major stories
of the day. The show was an instant success, and Cooper himself became a household name,
propelled by his coverage of such events as Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the
revolution in Lebanon.
Cooper and his show have won several major honors, including several Emmy Awards. Additionally,
outside of Anderson Cooper 360, he has won an Emmy Award, a National Headliners Award for his
tsunami coverage, a Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival, a Bronze Award from
the National Educational Film and Video Festival, and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV
Journalism, among others honors.
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