Anderson Cooper
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Journalist / Host

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. And 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.

A Yale graduate, Cooper started at Channel One as a fact-checker and reporter, before getting a job in 1995 with ABC News, eventually becoming co-anchor of the overnight news program “World News Now.” In 2001, spurred on in part by the 9/11 terror attacks, Cooper joined CNN, first as a co-host on “American Morning,” before becoming the weekend prime-time news anchor.

Since 2003, he’s been the host of “Anderson Cooper 360°,” which is one of CNN’s top-rated programs. Cooper also hosts CNN’s New Years Eve special, and has been a regular correspondent on CBS news program “60 Minutes” since 2007.

From 2011 to 2013, Cooper hosted his own syndicated daytime talk show, “Anderson Live,” and before that, was the host of the ABC reality series “The Mole” for two seasons. Back in the his college days, he interned for two summers at the C.I.A., while he provided voice work for the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” and appeared as himself in the blockbuster “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” A freelance author, Cooper’s work has appeared in Details magazine, while his memoir, “Dispatches From The Edge,” became a New York Times best-seller in 2006.


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Did you miss her?As if summoned by "Saturday Night Live," Kellyanne Conway is back in the spotlight. The counselor to President Donald Trump was caught up in a viral moment when Anderson Cooper let slip an exasperated eye roll in response to one of Conway's comments while discussing Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Tuesday evening.Conway seized the moment on Thursday morning's "Fox & Friends," and came with a monologue prepared to explain why, to...


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