Anderson Cooper

American journalist, television presenter and author

Anderson Hays Vanderbilt Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist. He is an anchor on CNN. He hosts Anderson Cooper 360° and the syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.

Anderson Cooper

Cooper was born in New York City. His mother is Gloria Vanderbilt; his father was Wyatt Emory Cooper. Cooper's great-great-great-grandfather was Cornelius Vanderbilt, a 19th-century American businessman.[1]

On July 2, 2012, Cooper came out as gay.[2]


  1. "Anderson Cooper". Retrieved November 18, 2010.
  2. Day, Patrick Kevin (2 July 2012). "Anderson Cooper comes out as gay" – via LA Times.