Anderson Hays Cooper was born on June 3, 1967. He is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator. He is also the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show, Anderson Cooper 360°. In addition to that, Cooper also serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.
He was born into the Vanderbilt family in Manhattan. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. He began traveling the world as a young journalist, shooting footages of war-torn regions for Channel One News.
Cooper was later hired by ABC News as a correspondent in 1995, but undertook more jobs throughout the network, working for a short period as a co-anchor, reality game show host, and fill-in morning talk show host. Cooper finally joined CNN in 2001 and was given his own show, Anderson Cooper 360°, in 2003. He has since remained the show's host. He gained reputation for his on field reporting of breaking news events and his coverage of Hurricane Katrina causing his popularity to sharply increase. Cooper received a National Order of Honour and Merit, the highest honor granted by the Haitian, for his coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Cooper is still the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° and has no intention of leaving CNN soon.