Anderson Cooper CNN, Partner, Parents, Age, Children, Net Worth, Salary

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper CNN, Biography and Wiki

Anderson Hay Cooper is an American broadcast journalist, political commentator, and author. Cooper is the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. He also serves as a correspondent for 60 minutes on CBS News.

Cooper began his news career as a fact-checker for Channel One, which produces news segments to be broadcast in schools around the country, and later entered Myanmar. After reporting from Myanmar, Cooper lived in Vietnam for a year to study the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi. In 1995, Cooper became a correspondent for ABC News, eventually rising to the position of co-anchor on its overnight World News Now program on September 21, 1999. He then became a host of ABC’s reality show The Mole.

Cooper then joined CNN in 2001. In 2003, CNN gave Cooper his news show, Anderson Cooper 360°, on which he has examined the world’s major stories for nearly two decades. Since 2007 Cooper has been a correspondent for the CBS News program  60 MinutesIn 2016, Cooper moderated the second presidential election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This made him the first openly LGBT person to moderate a presidential debate in the general election.

Anderson Cooper Age and Birthday

Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City, United States of America. Cooper is 56 years old and he will be turning 57 years old on June 3, 2024.

Anderson Cooper Height and Weight

Cooper stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m) and weighs approximately 80kg.

Anderson Cooper Parents, Family

Cooper is the younger son of  Wyatt Emory Cooper (father) a writer and Gloria Vanderbilt (mother) an artist.

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Anderson Cooper Education

In the early 1980s, Cooper enrolled at the Dalton School, an exclusive private Manhattan institution. He graduated in 1985 and then joined Yale University, where he studied political science there after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. During this time, Cooper interned with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Anderson Cooper Partner

The CNN journalist is gay and was in a long-term relationship with Benjamin Maisani. The two purchased Rye House, a historic estate in Connecticut. However, Anderson announced that he had split up with Benjamin.

Anderson Cooper Children

Cooper announced the birth of his son Wyatt Morgan Cooper by a surrogate on April 27, 2020. Although Cooper split up with his long-term partner Benjamin Maisani, he helped Cooper in co-parenting. On February 10, 2022, Cooper announced being a father for a second time to his son Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper

Anderson Cooper’s Net Worth

Cooper has collected massive wealth over his career having an estimated net worth of a whopping $50 million as of 2024.

Anderson Cooper’s Salary

As the current host of the CNN news show “Anderson Cooper 360”, Cooper earns an annual salary of $12 million. He is one of the highest-paid journalists at CNN.

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Anderson Cooper’s Awards and Accolades

Cooper has earned several awards over his career including;

  • Cooper won both Peabody and National Headliner Awards for his coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2005.
  • In 2006 he won an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coral reef report
  • In 2013 he won a GLAAD Media Award
  • In 2023 Cooper won the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism.

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