Multi-Emmy Award-winning journalist Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° and recurring correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes. His initial foray into journalism was as chief international correspondent for youth-oriented news station Channel One, reporting from conflict zones like Vietnam, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Upon returning to New York in 1995, Anderson Cooper joined ABC; became correspondent for programs 20/20, 20/20 Downtown, World News Tonight, and World News weekend editions; anchored World News Now; and hosted reality series The Mole. In December 2001, CNN employed him as American Morning co-anchor, before giving him a primetime slot. In September 2003, he started hosting eponymous news programs, which covered milestones like the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the 2005 Iraqi elections, and Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution. But it was his emotional reportage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that made him a much more celebrated media personality.
Scion of the Vanderbilt old money, Anderson Hays Cooper studied at Ivy League prep school Dalton and Yale University, where he completed a degree in political science in 1989.
The Anderson Cooper Fan Club, which offers a biography, picture gallery and more.
This fan site is dedicated to Anderson Cooper, with a biography and pictures about the news anchor.
The official site for Anderson Cooper 360°, a two-hour program airing on weeknights at 10pm.
CBS has a profile for Anderson Cooper, correspondent of 60 Minutes.
Entertainment Weekly features a video of swimmer Michael Phelps and Anderson Cooper racing against each other, in a highly-rated episode of 60 Minutes.
New York Magazine praises Anderson Cooper for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina, calling it a breakthrough in news.
The Los Angeles Times speaks with CNN’s “Mr. New Year’s Eve” Anderson Cooper on December 28, 2008.
A short interview with Anderson Cooper regarding the documentary Planet In Peril, for which he was host.
Anderson Cooper writes about his brother, who died in 1988 of suicide.
Variety reports on Anderson Cooper’s rising profile at CNN after his excellent coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
This site has pictures and a biography of Anderson Cooper.