Anderson Cooper is no fake
Anderson Cooper is one of the mainstays of CNN News.
Here’s a quick look at the man and his career.
- 3 June 1967
- Anderson Cooper is the son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.
- His maternal great-great-great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who founded the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune.
- As a child, Cooper was represented by Ford Models and modelled for fashion labels such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.
- Cooper has written that his interest in journalism developed following the suicide of his older brother, Carter.
- He graduated from Yale University in 1989, majoring in political science.
- After graduation, Cooper went to Myanmar and wrote about the students who were fighting the government there, before moving on to Vietnam where he began filming news stories. Cooper subsequently travelled to war-torn regions such as Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda to report the stories resulting from conflict.
- In 1995, Cooper joined ABC News, moving across to CNN in 2001 and his career has continued to progress — making him one of the most prominent gay journalists in American news.