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ANDERSON COOPER'S BIOGRAPHY

 

Personal Info:

Full Name: Anderson Hays Cooper
Birthday: June 3, 1967
Birthplace: New York, New York
Parents: Wyatt Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
Siblings: Leopold Stokowski (born 1950), Christopher Stokowski (born 1955) and Carter Cooper (1965-1988)
Pets: Dog, Molly
Marital Status: Single
Education: Dalton School, Manhattan -Graduated from Yale University (1989), University of Hanoi

Career Info:

 

First "REAL"Job: Early 90's made his own fake press pass and began covering wars and conflicts in Rwanda, Somalia, Bosnia, and Asia. This lead to a job with Channel One, a news show broadcast in High School through out the country.

First Network Job: Joined ABC news in the mid 90's and co anchored ABC World News Now, the overnight news. Spending several years there he moved on to host ABC's THE MOLE and THE MOLE II.

Current Job: In December 2001, he moved to CNN (his current home) and covered the Iraq war during the overnight hours. He also subsituted for other anchors and eventually got his own show, Anderson Cooper 360 in Sept. 2003.

AWARDS: GLAAD award for outstanding TV Jouralism for his 20/20 report on gay  athlete Corey Johnson. Emmy award for his coverage of the Princess Diana furneral.

Quotes by Anderson Cooper:

 

-Going gray is like ejaculating. You know it can happen prematurely, but when it actually does, it's a total shock.  ~Details Magazine 2003

-Never trust a guy with pretty nails. My mom told me that, and while most of her advice isn't exactly practical-I'm still trying to figure out what "Say yes to Purple" means-she's right about the nail thing. ~Details Magazine 2003

-(When asked about being called a sex symbol) It's certainly nice, It's certainly flattering but I don't get it. I think I'm sort of pale and sickly looking! (YEAH, RIGHT ANDERSON!)

-These days I try not to bite my nails in front of others. I'm not ashamed, but it's like videotaping youself having sex: not something other people should really have to watch.
~Details Magazine 2003

-I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.

-I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction-pride in a job well done.
~Details Magazine 2003

-What I don't understand is that celebs seem to be getting hospitalized for exhaustion lately! Why don't normal people get exhaustion and get to be hospitalized!

-I used to think there was nothing worse than imagining your own parents having sex. I was wrong. You know what's worse? Learning your parents sex life is more interesting than your own. ~Details Magazine 2005

-But it's not anyone else, it's my mom, and reading her description of her current boyfriend as the "Nijinsky of cunnilingus" was kind of shocking. ~Details Magazine 2005

 

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