|Date of Birth:||1967 January 0|
|occupation||Television presenter, Author, Journalist|
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Anderson Hays Cooper was born on June 3 1967 in New York City. He is an American author, journalist and also television personality. He is the younger son of Wyatt Emory Cooper who as a profession is a writer. His mother name is Gloria Vanderbilt and she is designer, writer, artist and also heiress.Cooper also have two older half-brothers named Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski from Gloria Vanderbilt’s ten year marriage to conductor Leopold Stokowski. During his childhood days he suffered from dyslexia diseases.
Cooper studied at Dalton School which is a co-educational independent school situated in New York City. She then graduated from there a semester early when he was 17 years old. Then he joined Yale University which resided in Trumbull College majoring in political science. He graduated from there in 1989. During his college days he worked as an intern at Central Intelligence Agency. He wanted to become journalism although he had no any journalistic education.
He started his appearance on media since he was a baby. He was seen at Harper’s Bazaar and was photographed by Diane Arbus. He also became a guest on The Tonight Show when he was just three years old on September 17 1970 with his mother. Later he also appeared as an impostor on the program To Tell the Truth when he was nine. He also modeled with Ford Models for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Macy’s.
As soon as he graduated from Yale University he tried for entry level employment with ABC but was unsuccessful. As it was hard for him he decided to take help from his friend in making a fake press pass. During that time Cooper worked as a fast checker for Channel One. Channel One is a small news agency which produces youth-oriented news program which is broadcasted to many junior and high schools in United States. He then met students fighting the Burmese government as he entered Myanmar. He sold his own made news to Channel One for which he became successful.
He then studied Vietnamese language at University of Hanoi when he lived in Vietnam for a year. Later Cooper started filming and assembling reports of Vietnamese life and culture when Channel One allowed him to bring Hi-8 camera. He started working as a correspondent for ABC News in 1995. He later became the co-anchor of World News Now program on September 21 1999. He then switched path as started hosting reality show The Mole. He was also fill-in co-host for Regis Philbin for the show Live with Regis and Kelly. Then she left The Mole and joined CNN as news broadcaster in 2001. Since 2007 he worked as a correspondent for CBS News program 60 minutes.
He is the most prominent openly gay journalist on America television according to The New York Times. Later he avoided in talking about his personal life in interviews. He have his gay boyfriend named Benjamin Maisani whom he dated since 2009. In July 2011 same-sex marriage became legal in New York and after that Cooper decided coming out to public. His net worth salary is about $100 million and his annual salary is $11 million.