Anderson Cooper
Jeremy Freeman/Cable News Network/A Time Warner Company
United States

Strong Child Productions


Journalist / Host

If there’s a silver lining to the all-Trump-all-the-time news cycle cable news has become, it’s the increased visibility that has brought to the medium’s preeminent anchors. As Cooper’s notorious on-air eye roll during a Kellyanne Conway interview demonstrated, he has a way of injecting his dry wit into otherwise serious news. Never afraid to be himself, he teared up while remembering victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and broadcasting on the eight-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake following President Trump’s “shithole country” comment. “Anderson Cooper 360” has been a staple since 2003, and this summer CNN launched “Full Circle” on Facebook Watch to give the social-media generation a daily curated global news brief. He has also hosted the network’s New Year’s Eve special since 2012.


  • 60 MINUTES


  • Yale University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Anderson Cooper Renews Deal With CNN

Anderson Cooper Renews Deal With CNN

Anderson Cooper has set a long term deal to remain at CNN, where he is the face of the cable news network. The deal is believed to run as long as five years.Cooper will continue to host his evening news program "Anderson Cooper 360" and make appearances on CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes."One of the facets that influenced Cooper's decision to re-up with CNN was the cabler's improvement in primetime ratings. The mix of documentary and unscripted series in primetime, where...


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