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Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN's studios in Washington, D.C. or on location for breaking news stories. In addition, he is a major correspondent for 60 Minutes.

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Cooper at Tulane University in May 2010
Born Anderson Hays Cooper
(1967-06-03) June 3, 1967 (age 49)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Education Dalton School, New York City
Alma mater Yale University
Occupation Broadcast journalist
Author
Talk show host
Game show host
Years active 1990–present
Notable credit(s) World News Now co-anchor (1999–2000)
American Morning anchor (2002)
Anderson Cooper 360° anchor (2003–present)
Anderson Live host (2011–2013)
Partner(s) Benjamin Maisani
Parent(s) Gloria Vanderbilt (mother)
Wyatt Emory Cooper (father)
Relatives See Vanderbilt family
Website ac360.blogs.cnn.com

Anderson Hays Cooper (born June 3, 1967) is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°. The program is normally broadcast live from a New York City studio; however, Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN's studios in Washington, D.C. or on location for breaking news stories. In addition, he is a major correspondent for 60 Minutes.

From September 2011 to May 2013, he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live.