Anderson Cooper Boyfriend 2020, Bio, Family, Life Profile and Career Update
Anderson Cooper is among the most popular news anchors and television personalities in the world; in addition, he is an author.
On news channels, you will find him in the CNN show Anderson Cooper 360°, and in addition, he is a major correspondent in the television program broadcasted on CBS for 60 Minutes.
Early Life and Family
Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City to Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt.
Both his parents had some stints in writing. Cooper’s media participation started quite early with his first TV appearance being on The Tonight Show alongside his mom when he was only three.
Six years later, he starred as an imposter on, To Tell the Truth, and changed his fixation to modeling from age 10 to 13.
He did some projects with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy’s before focusing on his education.
Though he came from a very rich home, Anderson Cooper’s teen was marked by disaster. His interest in journalism grew when his brother Carter died from self-murder at 23.
Before his death, his dad who was a writer suffered several heart attacks and had gone for open-heart surgery which took his life at age 50 in 1978.
Anderson Cooper Relationship
In March 2018, Cooper, 52, confirmed that he and his longtime boyfriend, Ben Maisani, 47, had split as partners. And it looked like Cooper was already seeing someone else.
Anderson Cooper’s career started off by working as an intern in the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked for two summers.
He got formal employment with Channel One, where he could film and assemble reports of the Vietnam people’s way of life and their culture.
He moved from Vietnam to air stories of war-torn regions such as Rwanda, Somalia, and Bosnia for Channel One.
In 1995 he joined ABC News, where he was a correspondent.
After four years, he became a co-anchor for World News, and in 2000, he hosted NBC reality show The Mole. In 2007 he became the co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly.
After leaving The Mole, he joined CNN in 2001 and secured a position as an anchor on American Morning and the host to CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special.
In 2003 he became an anchor in Anderson Cooper 360, which to date, he still runs the program.
While at CNN, he covered some important stories such as Niger famine in 2005, death of Pope John Paul II, Tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, Hurricane Katrina, among others.
Other programs that he co-anchored are 2005 News Night, CNN’s 60 Minutes, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Planet in Peril documentary, among others
In 2016 he moderated the second presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Anderson Cooper Nеt Worth & Еаrnіngѕ
Anderson Cooper is an American television personality, journalist, and author who has a net worth of $200 million.
As the current host of the CNN news show “Anderson Cooper 360,” he makes an annual salary of $12 million.