Anderson Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. In addition to his duties at CNN, Cooper serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.
Anderson Cooper 360°
In 2001, Cooper joined CNN, where he was given his own show, Anderson Cooper 360°, in 2003; he has remained the show’s host since. He developed a reputation for his on-the-ground reporting of breaking news events, with his coverage of Hurricane Katrina causing his popularity to sharply increase. For his coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Cooper received a National Order of Honour and Merit, the highest honor granted by the Haitian government. From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as the host of his own syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live. Cooper has won 18 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, as well as an Edward Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club in 2011.
Anderson Cooper has also interviewed a wide range of celebrities and public figures on his own show, Anderson Cooper 360, including Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, and Lady Gaga. In addition to his work as a journalist, Cooper has made cameo appearances on several television shows, including Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, and has been a guest on various talk shows, such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Anderson Cooper & ASPCA
Anderson Cooper has been a longtime supporter of animal shelters, particularly the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and has used his platform to raise awareness about animal rights. In 2010, he hosted the ASPCA’s Young Friends Benefit, which raised funds for the organization’s animal rescue and adoption efforts. Cooper has also used his social media accounts to share photos of his own beloved pets, including his dogs and a rescue kitten named Benjamin. In addition, he has covered stories related to animal rights and animal welfare on his show, Anderson Cooper 360, including a 2017 segment on puppy mills.