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American journalist, author, and television personality


Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live on location for breaking news stories. He also frequently guest hosts on Live with Regis and Kelly.

Anderson Cooper Info

Birth nameAnderson Hays Vanderbilt Cooper
Date of BirthJune 3, 1967
Place of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
OccupationsBroadcast journalist, Author, Game show host
Years active1990s–present
EducationYale College (at Yale University) (A.B.)
Notable credit(s)World News Now co-anchor (1999–2000), American Morning anchor (2002), Anderson Cooper 360 anchor (2003–present)
Notable relativesGloria Vanderbilt (mother), Wyatt Emory Cooper (father)
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 People came from all around surrounding us, punching us, kicking us, trying to rip the clothes off my female producer. I thought I was saying ‘peace,’ which is ’salaam,’ but as this guy was punching me I was actually saying to him, ‘inshallah,’ which is ‘God willing,’ so he’s punching me. Yeah, I know. 
— Anderson Cooper in an interview with David Letterman on how they are attacked in Egypt / February 11, 2011
Related Quotes: 2011 Egypt Protests
 We’d like to be showing you live pictures of what’s happening in Liberation Square right now. But we can’t do that because our cameras have been taken down through threats, through intimidation, through actual physical attacks, there are no live cameras that we can get access to right now. 
— Anderson Cooper lost their cameras after an assault by local groups while in Egypt / February 05, 2011
 I don’t mind telling you I’m a little bit scared because we don’t really know what the next few hours will hold and I think there’s a lot of people tonight who are scared in Egypt. I think there are people in that square who are fighting for their lives and understandably so because this is the second night of a full-on assault on them and they have been defending themselves for their lives. 
— Anderson Cooper was scared after being attacked by local mobs in Egypt / February 05, 2011
 It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave #Egypt. CNN continues to have many teams in place. It was a hard decision to leave. 
— Anderson Cooper in a twitter tweet saying he is leaving Egypt / February 05, 2011
 My team were set upon by the crowd. There was no rhyme or reason to it — it was just people looking for a fight, looking to make a point, and punching us. 
— Anderson Cooper was attacked by protesters in Cario, Egypt / February 01, 2011

 We actually ended up that day in a pub in London drinking Jameson, which I don’t really drink. So, she got me to drink like two of them, and by the end I was ready to have the interview be over because I really sort of couldn’t ask anymore questions. 
— Anderson Cooper revealing that he got drunk with Lady Gaga / November 25, 2010
 I don't believe you should be ruled by fear in anything in life. I don't like anything that scares me. I prefer to face it head-on and get over it. Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool or a liar or both. I just don't want that fear in my stomach to be a part of my life, so I work to eliminate it. 
— Anderson Cooper on reporting in dangerous locations / March 17, 2010
 I have no interest in jumping out of an airplane or any of the things people do for thrills to push the limit and all that. To me, that seems foolish, there's no point. If people are suffering in a place, to me, it's not a question of whether I'm going to go or not. It's a question of how fast can I get there. 
— Anderson Cooper / March 17, 2010
 I can't believe some of the things I did. The idea of going to Somalia alone, not having a place to stay or security. I was 23 or 24. There was fighting between different clans in the city. I literally landed on the airstrip and had no idea about the town. A truckload of gunmen approached me, and I ended up hiring them as my gunmen, and we went around to these burial rounds where all these bodied were being dumped, and there were all these empty pits. I was thinking, they could just shoot me and put me in a pit and no one would ever know. 
— Anderson Cooper on his naivety during as a youth / March 17, 2010