Anderson Cooper Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, 60Minutes, Salary and Net Worth

Anderson Cooper Biography

Anderson Cooper is an American Broadcast Journalist and political analyst serving full time as an anchor on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360˚, and also the same time as a 60 Minutes correspondent after signing an agreement in the year 2006-2007 season. Before joining CNN, Cooper served as an ABC News correspondent and he is also an author.

Anderson Cooper Age

How old is Cooper? Cooper is 56 years old. He was born on 3rd June 1967 in New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 3rd of June every year.

Anderson Cooper Height

Cooper stands at a height of 1.78 m and his weight is about 72kgs.

Anderson Cooper Family

Cooper is a Manhattan Native, he was born into a Vanderbilt family. He is the son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and her mother Gloria Vanderbilt. Wyatt was a  screenwriter, author, and an actor. His grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt family and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and Reginald’s patrilineal great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who is the founder of the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. Anders has two older half-brothers, Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski. Carter Vanderbilt Cooper is Anderson’s older brother and he committed suicide on July 22, 1988.

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Anderson Cooper’s Wife /Children

According to The New York Times, they published Cooper as the prominent openly gay journalist on American television. On July 2, 2012, he allowed Andrew Sullivan to publish an email to declare him as gay. He has been in a relationship with his ex-partner Benjamin Maisani even if they are no longer together. As a media personality and a  60 Minutes anchor is a happy father of of two sons. Wyatt Morgan Maisani- who is three years old and Sebastian one year old whom he adopted via surrogating in 2020 and 2022, respectively. Cooper was the first LGBT person to moderate a presidential debate in 2016.

Anderson Cooper’s Education

Cooper attended the Dalton School and graduated at the age of 17 years.  Cooper wrote  Africa was a place to forget and be forgotten after he contracted malaria on a trip to Kenya. He joined Yale University stayed in Trumbull College, and was a coxswain on the lightweight rowing team. Anderson joined the Manuscript Society and majored in political science, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989. Cooper also studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi.

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Cooper has been a 60 Minutes correspondent and also the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360˚ an agreement between CNN and CBS News from the 2006-2007 season. The year 2023-2024 season is his 18th on 60 Minutes. Anderson works full-time as an anchor in CNN News. Recently, he reported on “COVID Long Haulers,” coronavirus patients whose symptoms linger for months. The story of a wreck found near Mobile, Alabama, thought to be the last slave ship to land in America.  The Afghanistan battle turned out to be one of the worst days in the history of the Naval Special Warfare unit. Cooper coverage about an Emmy-winning story on the use of rape as a weapon in Congo, a coral reefs off Cuba report that won an RTDNA Murrow award and an Overseas Press Club honor.

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Cooper’s journalism career started in 1992 since then he has traveled all over the world covering nearly all major news events. He worked at Channel One News as a chief international correspondent.

Cooper joined ABC from Channel One News, where he served as chief international correspondent. Throughout this time, he reported and produced stories from Russia, Israel, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iran,   Rwanda, Somalia, and South Africa. Cooper could also report national stories that were broadcast over the Channel One News school television network and viewed in more than 12,000 classrooms nationwide. Anderson moved from Channel One News and got hired by ABC News as their news correspondent. In the year 2001, he was the main host of the network’s reality program called The Mole. He was also an anchor for ABC’s offbeat overnight newscast World News Now. In addition, a correspondent for World News Tonight as well as 20/20 and 20/20 Downtown. Before that, Cooper was a New York-based correspondent for ABC News,  reporting primarily for World News Saturday/Sunday.

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In December 2001,  Cooper joined CNN and served as CNN’s weekend anchor, alongside Paula Zahn on American Morning. After two years he moved to prime time in March 2003 at the time of the war in Iraq and then to a two-hour, late evening time slot in November 2005 following the covering of Hurricane Katrina. Anderson Cooper 360° was launched on September 8, 2003, on CNN,  Cooper became the anchor and it airs every weeknight at 8:00 pm ET on CNN. His extraordinary reports and coverage of big news events have ranked him high. His reputation as one of television’s pre-eminent newsmen made him recognized by CBS News to be a story contributor to 60 Minutes II.

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Anderson Cooper 360° keeps politicians and policymakers honest with in-depth reporting and investigations. At the time of CNN’s political and election coverage, Cooper played an important role and has anchored conventions and moderated several presidential debates, including in 2008, a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, and October 2012 CNN’s Republican debate from Las Vegas, the aftermaths of earthquakes in Japan and Haiti, and the uprisings in the Middle East. Cooper traveled around the world for Planet in Peril, along with Sanjay Gupta and Jeff Corwin on CNN covering a documentary about issues threatening the planet, its inhabitants, and natural resources.

Additionally, Cooper has numerous memoirs covering Hurricane Katrina, the South Asia tsunami, and other news events that have made the New York Times Bestsellers List and other bestseller charts. In June 2006, his biography, Dispatches from the Edge, emerged as the top best-selling book in the United States of America. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was the best announcer voice for the 2011 Broadway Revival. In 2017, Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt co-authored the best-selling book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes, A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss. the narrative recounts their shared past, and Vanderbilt’s tumultuous childhood.

On April 16, 2023, CNN launched a new Sunday primetime series called ‘The Whole Story with Anderson’. Cooper has won several Emmys for his work on 60 Minutes and CNN News. He has won 18 Emmy Awards, including two for his coverage of the earthquake in Haiti, and the Edward R. Murrow Award. Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and also the network’s Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami. In 2011, he received the award Muro from the Overseas Press Club.

Anderson Cooper’s Salary

 Cooper’s salary is about $205,000 per year.

Anderson Cooper’s Net Worth

Cooper’s estimated net worth is $4.0 million. This was after signing a multi-year deal with CNN that allowed him to serve as a contributor to 60 Minutes, and they offered to double his salary from  2 million annually to a reported $4 million. His primary source is his job as a CBS News, 60 Minutes news correspondent, and CNN news anchor and political commentator.  

Social Media Accounts

Is Cooper’s active on social media? Cooper is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 2300 on Twitter.

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