Recorded the narrator voice-overs for the 2011 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Beginning September 2003, Anderson Cooper began hosting Anderson Cooper 360°, an unconventional, wide-ranging news program airing on CNN/U.S. weekdays from 7-8 pm (ET). Cooper, who joined CNN in December 2001, served as CNN's weekend anchor before moving to the 7 p.m. hour in March 2003 following the war in Iraq.
Because of Cooper's background as a war correspondent for Channel One News, he was sent to Afghanistan after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to report on the U.S. military conflict and to Qatar where he reported on the testing of CENTCOM's new mobile headquarters.
Got his start in TV news at Channel One, the cable network that broadcasts to schools; left after six months to do freelance reporting from world hot spots, including Burma, Bosnia and Rwanda.
Anderson Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Yale University, he interned with the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], but following graduation decided against a career in the CIA.
Anderson Cooper, son of Gloria Laura Vanderbilt , is currently the only known prominent and active descendant of the famous Vanderbilt family, which had its origin with Cornelius Vanderbilt [1794-1877], the shipping and later the railroad tycoon of the nineteenth century.
Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.
Cooper, who also hosts his own syndicated talk daytime show Anderson, addressed the subject after Sullivan – a British writer who is openly gay and Catholic – put the question to him in light of a cover story in the current Entertainment Weekly.
The host of Anderson Cooper: 360 also says that he has waited until now to announce the fact because, "As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter."
Cooper also wrote that bullying and discrimination against gays encouraged his announcement, saying, "I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible."
"The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be," Cooper wrote in an email that he allowed friend Andrew Sullivan to publish at The Daily Beast website. "And I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud."