Anderson Hays Cooper is mainly an American journalist/television personality and author. He is the main host of the CNN news show “Anderson Cooper 360°”. And he is a major correspondent for 60 Minutes. Cooper was born in New York City, the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.
He began as a correspondent for ABC News, In the beginning In 1995 eventually rising to the position of co-anchor on its overnight World News Now program on September 21, 1999. Now he working at CNN.
During college, Cooper spent two summers as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency. Although he has no formal journalistic education, he opted to pursue a career in journalism rather than stay with the agency after school, having been a self-proclaimed “news junkie since [he] was in utero.” After his first correspondence work in the early 1990s, he took a break from reporting and lived in Vietnam for a year, during which time he studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi.