Born in 1967, Anderson Cooper is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt.He grew up in New York City, attending the Dalton School and later Yale University before pursuing a journalism career.As a baby he was photographed for the cover of However, in 1978, Cooper's father died during open-heart surgery, a tragedy that would influence the way Cooper lived his life. Covering wars just seemed logical." By the early 1980s, Cooper was enrolled at the Dalton School, an exclusive, private Manhattan institution.
The show was an instant success, and Cooper himself became a household name, propelled by his reporting on such events as Hurricane Katrina, the death of Pope John Paul II and the Boston Marathon Bombing, as well as much of CNN's political and election coverage.Since 2006, Cooper also began an ongoing affiliation with CBS's Cooper's journalistic output has earned him countless honors over the years, including countless Emmy Award nominations and eight wins.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 was born in New York City on June 3, 1967, to writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and designer and railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.From an early age, Cooper was exposed to his mother's glamorous lifestyle and social circle, meeting the likes of Truman Capote, among others.“He mentioned my mom within the first four sentences of meeting me.”Cooper and Cohen, now close friends currently on a national tour, appear to have moved past the snafu.
On his show last night, Cohen asked some extremely intimate questions about Cooper’s experiences with women, like whether or not he’s ever slept with one.I know you want to distance yourself from Buzz Feed but you went first. COOPER: NBC has said it was not verbally presented and CNN never said it was verbally presented.COOPER: Again, you're conflating what Buzz Feed -- CONWAY: No, I’m conflating nothing, I just know what CNN did. Four bylines and a story that's just not true that the president-elect was presented with this information, that it was appended in a two-page document to the briefing. In fact, we said -- CNN, in their reporting, based on multiple sources said -- we don't know if it was verbally presented. As his father's death had, Carter's suicide fueled Cooper's drive, and he would later connect the event with his career as a news correspondent: "I became interested in questions of survival: why some people survive and others don't. During this time, Cooper also interned with the CIA, a fact that would make headlines some 20 years later.After graduating from Yale with a bachelor's degree in 1989, Cooper began his news career as a fact checker for Channel One, which produces news segments to be broadcast in schools around the country.But after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Cooper was compelled to return to the news, and the following January CNN took him aboard as a correspondent and substitute anchor.