Anderson Cooper will not sit behind a desk for his newest show. He will not be surrounded by the bright red-and-white graphics blocks for which his news outlet is known. There’s no need. Anderson Cooper’s new CNN show will not be seen on CNN.The program, “Full Circle,” debuts July 16, and will appear on Facebook Watch at 6:25 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s aimed at getting Cooper and CNN “where everybody is and increasingly will be,” says the anchor, taking...
If there’s a silver lining to the all-Trump-all-the-time news cycle that CNN and its rivals have become, it’s the increased visibility the coverage has brought to cable’s pre-eminent anchors, and Cooper is certainly among them.
As his notorious on-air eyeroll during a Kellyane Conway interview demonstrated, he has a way of injecting his dry wit into even the most serious of news. He’s also not afraid to show his emotion, shedding a few tears while remembering victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting or broadcasting on the eight year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake following President Trump’s “shithole country” comment.
Since 2003, he’s been the host of “Anderson Cooper 360°,” one of CNN’s top-rated programs. Cooper also hosted CNN’s New Years Eve special with his buddy Andy Cohen.